Attention Hedge Fund Managers: Open Your Mouth!

By JD David,  COO Meyler Capital   Late during just the second month on the job raising capital for a hedge fund, one of the managing partners called me and said: Hey, just a head’s up – looks like we are going to print a plus 7 or 8 this month! I clearly didn’t respond […] Read more »

Marketing Hedge Funds in Switzerland – a Swiss Representative’s Experience

By Anne-Cathrine Frogg Spadola, Managing Partner at Hugo Fund Services SA     On June 5 2014, we contributed an article to Hedge Fund Insight: “The New Rules For Distribution of Funds in Switzerland.” Thirteen months later it is interesting to take a look at how the new Swiss rules have been adopted by market […] Read more »

SEC Proposes Disclosure of Use of Social Media by HF Firms and Individuals

By Michelle Jones,  Senior Editor at ValueWalk   As social media rises in popularity, much of Wall Street, including Hedge Funds and registered investment advisors (RIAs), is turning to Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and other social networks to share information. Unfortunately most people view social media as very casual in nature, but regulators don’t see […] Read more »

Quotation Of the Day – from Rohit Bhargava

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By Simon Kerr, Publisher of Hedge Fund Insight   Content-driven marketing is a meme in professional marketing circles. Some marketers in finance have got it (see Baldwin Berges’ BD Insider) but in hedge fund land no-so-much.  It seems to be acceptable for hedge fund managers to try to retain clients through content-driven marketing (for example […] Read more »

Emerging Hedge Fund Managers’ Time Balancing Act

By Vincent Sarullo,  Tower Fund Services, and Hedge Fund Insight staff   AUM is the lifeblood of the investment management business and competition for assets is fierce. To grow AUM can be the single most difficult aspect of running a hedge fund business. Most small hedge funds are operated by former portfolio managers, traders or […] Read more »

10 Marketing Tips For People Who Don’t Have Time To Market

By Kyle Dunn, Meyler Capital   Yes, content marketing is a great idea, but you will never do it. Here are 10 things you can actually do that will have a direct impact on your ability to raise capital.   1. Respond Faster: Yes, that is it. You can’t “get to it later.” If you […] Read more »

Top Alternative Investment Trends for 2015

By David Frank, CEO & Managing Partner, Stonehaven, LLC   Over Stonehaven’s 14 year history we have witnessed and played a role in many shifting dynamics across the alternative investment industry. We are well-positioned in the marketplace to see trends with a 26 person platform representing over 20 asset managers to the global investment community. […] Read more »

What Do Running A Sawmill And Managing A Systematic Hedge Fund Have In Common?

By Kyle Dunn, Meyler Capital   Most that manage money have never worked in a high-tech, modern sawmill. I have. They are efficient, high tech, and fast. Four-foot diameter trees are reduced to 2x4s in minutes, waste product is chipped and sold to make paper or energy, and lasers are everywhere. It really is impressive. […] Read more »

Video Due Diligence – Accelerating The Hedge Fund Selection Process

By Alexis Graham, CEO Accelerate Product Partners, LLC   Accelerate Product Partners [www.accelerateproduct.com] has recently launched a new video-based information website that provides information on hedge and other alternative investment funds, with the aim of leveraging the internet and technology to improve the efficiency of the investor-manager communication process. The service allows investors to remain anonymous and only contact managers at their discretion […] Read more »

Social Media Is No Longer Optional, Even For Managers Of Private Funds

By Krysten Merriman, Marketing Director of Meyler Capital   We hear plenty of objections from asset managers about why they don’t think social media is relevant to their business. For example: “Our target market isn’t on social media.” Oh really? You may be surprised to hear that the fastest growing demographic on twitter is the […] Read more »