As if everyone’s database wasn’t already in tatters. Today comes news of the expected consolidation wave that will roll-up the Swiss FOF industry. In an article in Hedgeworld/Reuters, Martin de Sa’Pinto commented that the “you can get there from here” nature of the compensation structure will compell FOFs into one another’s arms. … Read more »
Two blog posts of interest on placement agents and seeding.
I recently attended a hedge fund conference. In a sign of the times the format was a half day and presented in an austere, no frills environment…coincidentally the same room where I was married but that is a subject for another day.
How Pension Placement Agent Exploited Political Ties (Update1) – Bloomberg.com. May 18, 2009 Kudos to Bloomberg to an excellent review of where we are with the placement agent model and the use of the politically connected to make introductions. – Apparently the well-connected politically – democrats mostly – have spent their time in… Read more »
HF Alert reports that Goldman Sachs is planning an all-star cap-intro event next week. They appear to have pulled a page directly from the Live Nation concert playbook. Instead of taking risks with smaller acts in small venues – LN prefers to book aerosmith, Madonna, Cold Play, U2 pay them well and book ginormous venues…. Read more »