Dear Opalesque Reader,
Welcome to the August 2014 issue of New Managers!
In our usual list of recent maiden fund Launches, we hear about KT1’s new quant funds, Ledbury’s new special sits fund and other startups. Ian Hamilton talks about the investment psyche of trustees and consultants to the retirement industry and why it is so difficult to attract new money in this month’s Scotstone Column. In Fund Profiles, we talk to the managers of the Hayate Japan Equity Long/short fund and Polar Star’s commodity hedge funds. In Focus, Giovanni de Francisci of the Petschek Family Office tells Opalesque how he conducts due diligence using backgammon.
Finally, we provide you with roundups of the latest news and views relevant to the emerging hedge fund community in Emerging Manager Bulletin, in Seeder’s Corner and in Perspectives.......................
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