During my trip to Chicago had an occasion to compare notes with Dow Jones.  Our view on the hedge fund marketing environment quoted below. _______________________________ For Startup Hedge Funds, Investors Proving Hard To Come By By Jacob Bunge Dow Jones News Service 23 June 2009 CHICAGO (Dow Jones)–The gyrating financial markets have proven difficult for… Read more »

Hedge Connection has been hitting the conference circuit pretty hard the last few weeks. Emerging Manager – Opal, Family Office – IIR, Hedge World Spring Service Provider’s conference where’ yours truly spoke on a marketing panel. I will be sending some quotes and commentary from these events over the next week. The best quote from… Read more »

- The environment for hedge fund seeders has changed dramatically over the last 12 months
- There are now fewer seeders in the market
- Even established funds are looking for seed capital after redemptions have hit their funds
- Some start ups have suffered as their original seeders have withdrawn from the market
- Investors are more stringent than ever before on issues such as corporate governance, use of third party administrators and transparency