In 18 months the Greenwich team have gone a long way to working out some of the secrets of holding onto talent and creating a sustainable business
writes Niki Natarajan
Given the high profile names attached to FrontPoint, it was bound to attract attention. Critics have been eager to imply that there are 'flaws in the business model', which is designed to create a sustainable hedge fund operation. But, in 18 months, the Greenwich-based firm has gone a long way to answer the doubters.
Since January 2002, it has launched five discrete funds and raised $1.3 billion of assets and, if all goes according to plan, FrontPoint is close to pulling off a coup. It hopes to add a sixth investment team that already has a solid four-year track record and more than $300 million under management, which should help it shake off its incubator label.
By any standards this...