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Anant Jatia wins ABN AMRO's 'AIF Factor' for most convincing hedge fund pitch in Amsterdam

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Matthias Knab, Opalesque for New Managers:

Launched in 2011, the ABN AMRO Amsterdam Investor Forum (AIF) is a landmark event in the Netherlands for the Alternative Investment Industry and organized by ABN AMRO Clearing. One highlight of the conference is the popular "AIF Factor", a competition where 5 shortlisted funds are given the floor for a 3-minute pitch, to present their proposition to 250+ professional investors and managers. Delegates then cast their votes, appointing the most convincing pitch as the 2019 AIF Factor winner. The competition is open to all funds regardless of size, location, investment strategies. ABN AMRO's AIF is a non-profit event, attendees are invited to make a donation to one of the proposed charities/foundations when registering. This year, Alternatives for Children and Khazana Foundation are being supported.

In a very close vote, the 2019 AIF Factor Award went to Mumbai, India based Greenland Investment Management, a systematic asset manager focusing on global arbitrage strategies. Greenland IM was founded by Anant Jatia who was formerly an analyst at AQR Capital. Jatia was also a co-founder of Forefront Capital, India's first domestic hedge fund, which later was acquired by Edelweiss Group, an investment and financial services company. Jatia is a Wharton graduate and has 11+years of systematic investing experience.

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