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Agecroft Partners expands into pension marketing

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia – As public pension funds steadily increase their allocations into hedge funds, global hedge fund consulting and third party marketing firm Agecroft Partners wants to be in the middle of the action and hired public fund marketing veteran Bill Barnes as a managing director and head of Public Pension Fund Marketing.

"Public pension funds have been steadily increasing their exposure to hedge funds in order to increase the expected return of their portfolio, meet their actuarial return assumptions and reduce their unfunded liability. This trend is expected to continue as long as interest rates remain near historic lows," commented Donald A. Steinbrugge, Managing Member at Agecroft Partners.

Agecroft Partners’ objective is to provide value in multiple ways to large institutional investors. This includes sharing advice regarding hedge fund asset allocation, manager selection, hedge fund industry trends, industry survey results and being the liaison between investors and the select hedge funds that have made it through their due diligence process.

Steinbrugge added, "Bill is a wonderful addition to our firm. Our business model is to introduce top quality hedge funds in a consultative manner to large institutional investors. It is imperative that the members of our firm are highly technically competent. In addition, Bill has a reputation of having high integrity and ......................

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