Fri, Jul 25, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
New Managers June 2013

Servicers' Spot - Meet Concept, your friendly prime broker

Jack Seibald Jack Seibald and his partner, who co-founded Concept Capital Markets, a prime brokerage head-quartered in Garden City, NY, used to be hedge fund managers; they launched a sector long/short equity fund in '97 called Whiteford . That is why they know how to provide assistance and solutions to effectively launch your fund.

"Much of what Concept has become, including the infrastructure that supports the business and the services offered to hedge fund managers stems from that experience," he tells Opalesque.

"We have sat on that side of the table and know that managers tend to have preferences for what they trade, how they trade, who they trade with, how they look at their portfolio, what kind of reports they like."

So a standardized offering will not work, but a flexible one will.

Concept's platform makes sure managers don't have to make to many adjustments to fit in, whether in terms of trading means or reporting for example. It is all about, make yourself comfortable and start trading.

Under the usually correct assumption that most emerging managers have never run a business before, Concept also provides a pre-launch consulting service. Seibald explains this service helps managers understand their future needs, the service providers they will have to hire (often together with actual introductions) and their budget. "This helps managers understand what they are getting themselves into and I think they most appreciate that," he adds.

Concept's revenues for the most part come in the form of commission on transaction activity. "But it's also about building the relationships," he......................

To view our full article please login

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

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. Events – AIMA Australian Hedge Fund Forum, Sept. 16, Sydney[more]

    AIMA Australia invite you to join us at our annual Hedge Fund Forum on Tuesday 16th September 2014 at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth. The AIMA Australian Hedge Fund Forum is a non-profit hedge fund conference organised by the industry for the industry, featuring quality Australian and internation

  2. Opalesque Roundtable: Success in hedge fund marketing not linked to performance, but investor appetite[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Success in marketing a fund is not linked to the performance, but to investor appetite, to the way you can market the fund, and to how much time you can spend to raise assets, said Antoine Rolland, the CEO of incubator and seeding firm

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Loeb, Grantham cite growing economic concerns in letters[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, head of Third Point, and Jeremy Grantham of Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. have both released their quarterly investor letters today. While news is positive on some fronts, and both men see pockets of opportunity, they also h

  4. Investing – Hedge funds expect Netflix earnings to catapult forward, Third Point's Loeb takes stakes in Fibra Uno, YPF, Royal DSM, Lake Capital in talks to back Engine Group[more]

    Hedge funds expect Netflix earnings to catapult forward From Investing.com: Netflix has made major strides forward in 2014 despite ongoing battles with the FCC and cable companies over the issue of net neutrality. The FCC has now received over 500,000 comments from the public on its pend

  5. Opalesque Roundtable: European family offices struggle to retain their investments in offshore hedge funds[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The European Union’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) will constrain investment opportunities amidst concern a number of U.S. fund managers will stop marketing their products in the European Union under the new rule, said Valentin Bohländer fro