Sat, Jun 23, 2018
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

New consultancy offers marketing support for commodity and macro hedge funds

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

by Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

A new specialist consultancy aims to take the business development strain off managers of commodity and macro funds. Based in Switzerland and New York, Werner Schuenemann’s ComHedge Partners is designed to be the third pillar of a hedge fund manager’s business, supporting the fund management and the operations functions.

"Over the last few years I have worked for a number of hedge funds and noticed that the client services and business development function has been something fund managers don’t really concentrate on" Schuenemann says in an interview with Opalesque. "Especially since Madoff, it is so important to accompany the investors throughout the due diligence process."

Schuenemann plans to concentrate on smaller commodity/macro type funds, where the funds can outsource the entire business development function to a degree that the manager does not have to spend too much time on this process. "I have seen too many managers running around the world trying to market rather than being in their offices, behind the screen, doing what they are paid to do and leaving the legwork up to others" Schuenemann says. The fund will receive a full service package including marketing, sales, managing the full due diligence process, working with operations, the portfolio manager and associated prime-brokers to achieve the greatest possible visibility for the fund and work on a tailor-made marketing strategy.

The investor gets a......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Paper: The performance of stocks actively pitched by hedge funds[more]

    Using a novel dataset drawn from investment conferences from 2008 to 2013, I show that hedge funds take advantage of the publicity of these conferences to strategically release their book information to drive market demand. Specifically, hedge funds sell pitched stocks after the conferences to ta

  2. North America - US fundraising for special purpose acquisition vehicles hits record this year[more]

    From AFR.com: Special purpose acquisition vehicles (spacs) are hitting the US market at the fastest rate on record, attracting the likes of Goldman Sachs and hedge fund investor Daniel Loeb for the two largest such deals in 2018. Spacs have raised $US4.5bn so far in 2018, the largest amount fo

  3. Investing - Man Group and AQR try to take aim at private equity industry, Hedge funds poised to be winners in AT&T-Time Warner deal[more]

    Man Group and AQR try to take aim at private equity industry From FT.com: The popularity of private equity investments has prompted asset managers such as Man Group and AQR to devise strategies that aim to replicate PE returns but at a much lower cost to investors. Both companies a

  4. News Briefs: David Stemerman's hedge fund holdings shrank before his run for governor, nvestment manager TSW triggers succession plan, Alan Howard joins Peter Thiel investing in Cologne-based fintech startup[more]

    David Stemerman's hedge fund holdings shrank before his run for governor But the U.S. holdings of Stemerman's Greenwich hedge fund, Conatus Capital, shrank from $2.6 billion at the apex to just over $1 billion before he announced his move into politics. (Hartford Courant) Inv

  5. British Empire: Pershing's 23% discount 'unsustainable'[more]

    From Citywire: The wide discount on Pershing Square Holdings (PSH) is 'unsustainable' and puts star hedge fund manager Bill Ackman under pressure, says British Empire (BTEM). Pershing is the third largest holding in the £850 million British Empire trust, managed by Joe Bauernfreund, which sp