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Weston Capital Management and Harcourt AG form an incubation joint venture

Thursday, November 05, 2009
Opalesque Industry Updates - Weston Capital Management LLC, an independent alternative investment group, announced today that it has formed a joint venture with Zurich-based Harcourt Investment Consulting AG, a leading global provider of alternative investment solutions for institutional investors.

The strategic alliance will seed and develop new hedge fund businesses via Weston Capital’s incubation platform. The alliance will combine Weston’s extensive experience in early stage hedge fund investing and marketing with Harcourt’s proven investment expertise in global manager selection, due diligence and risk management.

"Through our collaboration with Harcourt, we will further expand our seeding platform with a valuable institutional long-term partner that brings enormous alternative investment expertise to the table. The partnership brings the strengths of each organization together to form a robust and far reaching strategic incubation business,” said Albert Hallac, Chairman and Founder of Weston Capital Management LLC.

Since January 2004, Weston Capital’s hedge fund seeding platform (via the Weston-Atlas Partners Fund and the Weston Capital Partners Fund II) has provided sponsor capital for 13 emerging hedge fund managers. Weston intends to close Partners III, its third incubation fund, at $250 million, with Harcourt providing investment infrastructure and risk management.

Stephan Fritz, CEO of Harcourt said: “Seeding and incubation is a highly specialized field in the area of hedge fund investing. We are pleased to combine our institutional investment process with a leading firm in the seeding space, and we look forward to a successful strategic collaboration.” Corporate websites: www.westoncapital.com and www.harcourt.ch

- FG

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