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New Managers November 2012

Fundana Series - New fund managers and early stage investors: a better alignment of interests?

Bruno Guillemin This article was authored by Bruno Guillemin, Senior Analyst CAIA, at Fundana. The Fundana series of articles discusses Investments in Emerging Managers; it derives from the real world experience of the Fundana team. Fundana is the investment advisor to several Funds of Hedge Funds and directs at least half of its new investments to Emerging Managers. The investment process typically involves allocating a small amount Day 1 or Early Stage (defined as less than one year after the fund's launch) to new managers who have strong pedigrees. The objective of this series of articles is to share thoughts around our key observations. It does not aim to be "statistically significant" but to create a dialogue around those observations.

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The Fundana series discusses investments in Emerging Managers, derived from the real world experience of the Fundana team. Fundana is the investment advisor to several Funds of Hedge Funds and directs around half of its new investments to Emerging Managers. The investment process typically involves allocating a small amount Day 1 or Early Stage (within the first year after the fund's launch) to new managers who have strong pedigrees.

The objective of this series of articles is to share thoughts around our key observations. It does not aim to be "statistically significant"

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The Emerging Managers space is currently in vogue. Following the 2008 credit crisis, allocators focused first on the opportunity to invest with previously hard-closed Blue Chip hedge fund managers. Now that most of those funds are hard-closed again, investors a......................

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This article was published in Opalesque's New Managers a top-down monthly analysis, news and research publication on the global emerging manager space.
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