Wed, Apr 8, 2020
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Skënderbeg’s fund of overlooked long/short equity hedge funds to launch next month

Monday, January 20, 2014

amb
Bruno J. Schneller
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

Bruno Schneller, a former BrunnerInvest hedge fund manager who co-founded Skënderbeg Asset Management in Zurich last year, announced today that the investment adviser’s first product, a fund of hedge funds domiciled in Liechtenstein and called the Skënderbeg Fund, will be launched on February 1st with $10m of seed capital.

The fund will specialize in long/short equity strategies and will be invested in a concentrated portfolio of 10-15 small to mid-sized managers who are typically overlooked by larger shops. The investment philosophy of the fund, says Schneller, is "boring is good."

"Our niche is to find funds that are below the radar," Schneller adds in the annoucement. "Research proves that smaller hedge funds tend to perform better. One reason is that larger hedge funds may be impacted differently with regards to incentivisation and business growth. Our focus on smaller funds is a niche that is not covered to the same extent, because larger FoHF will tent to invest in bigger names. Our strategy also facilitates contact with managers and enables us to get full transparency."

Miranda Ademaj, the other co-founder of Skënderbeg, notes: "Long/short equity should see most demand among all hedge fund strategies. Many investors believe it is the strategy with the greatest potential to generate double digit returns going forward, especially if long/short equity managers......................

To view our full article Click here

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. Investing: Ray Dalio's Bridgewater scales down European short bets after $3.2bn windfall, Here's what top hedge funds are buying in the coronavirus stock market crash[more]

    Ray Dalio's Bridgewater scales down European short bets after $3.2bn windfall From Financial News: Bridgewater Associates, the world's biggest hedge fund, has retreated from shorting European stocks after making an estimated €2.9bn ($3.2bn), as its founder and co-chairman Ray Dalio c

  2. Bill Ackman writes letter to shareholders on coronavirus[more]

    Pershing Square Holdings (PSH)'s Bill Ackman wrote a letter to investors outlining his insight on the coronavirus pandemic in the United States. He revealed that PSH completed the process of exiting the hedges on 23 March, netting a gross $2.1bn for PSH, after turning 'increasingly positive on equit

  3. New Launches: LGPS Central sets up investment grade bond fund, Leeds Equity Advisors aims to raise $1bn for PE fund, RLI Investors to launch European last-mile logistics fund, DBL Partners IV targets $450m[more]

    LGPS Central sets up investment grade bond fund From IPE: LGPS Central, the asset pooling vehicle for eight local government pension schemes (LGPS) based in England's Midlands, has launched a global investment grade corporate bond fund in order to meet its partner funds' needs. The po

  4. Investing: Marathon sees cheap assets amid dislocation in credit, Deerfield's health care buying spree, It's time to buy shares again, says BlackRock, Credit Suisse, Fed is buying credit ETFs but one hedge fund is shorting them[more]

    Marathon sees cheap assets amid dislocation in credit From Bloomberg: Distressed-investment specialist Marathon Asset Management is buying beaten-up debt amid the greatest dislocation in credit markets since 2008, according to Bruce Richards, co-founder and chief investment officer of the

  5. People: Carlyle picks 2 deputy heads for Japan buyout advisory team, Ex-Kleinwort Hambros adviser takes senior role at multi-family office boutique[more]

    Carlyle picks 2 deputy heads for Japan buyout advisory team From PIonline.com: Takaomi Tomioka and Hiroyuki Otsuka were named deputy heads of the Japan buyout advisory team at Carlyle Group. The positions are new, confirmed a spokeswoman for the New York-based private markets investment g