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New Managers March 2019

BULLETIN : Hedge fund launches and liquidations decline in 2018, Resonanz Capital

 

Resonanz Capital: New specialist in alternative investments launching with mandates worth more than EUR1bn

Hedge funds are not really seen as a German specialty, with management and advisory functions generally entrusted to Anglo-American experts. The eight-strong team led by Vincent Weber, Ivo Zonev and Iliyan Iliev in Frankfurt is an exception to this rule.

Since 2007, the three experts in alternative investments have been working on identifying the world's best hedge funds and finding ways in which institutional investors from Europe can gain exposure to them.

The team became an independent business in February 2019. Resonanz Capital aims to establish itself as one of the few German experts in the analysis, selection and management of hedge fund portfolios for institutional investors.

There is no shortage of client interest in this project - Resonanz Capital is launching with hedge fund advisory mandates running to a volume in excess of EUR 1 billion, with further contract negotiations already in progress

Data analytics and expertise: making a complex market transparent

Vincent Weber, co-founder and CEO of Resonanz Capital, estimates that there are some 6,000 hedge funds on the market across the world at present. He and his team believe that around 1,000 of these are, in principle, investable. However, as hedge funds are covered by different regulatory regimes and the data of the individual funds are neither uniformly structured nor collated centrally, selecting suitable funds is anything but a trivial undertaking, even for institutional investors.

"Considering how disparate and hard to obtain the data are, carrying out an in-depth risk assessment of individual hedge funds is an art in itself," comments Weber, illustrating the need for specialist advisors such as Resonanz Capital. What is more, really successful hedge funds frequently slip under the radar in Germany.

"They are mo......................

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