Constant evolution and a clear focus on meeting client
needs has been the engine of LGT Capital Partners' success -
propelling it to a business with $5 billion in assets under
management and global ambitions. By Claire Makin
LGT Capital Partners has come a long way since launching its
first fund of hedge funds on the six Swiss Exchange in 1997.
The firm has been fortunate, and far-sighted, enough to have
evolved into a specialist player as large, generic funds of
funds are finding it tougher to justify their approach.
Call it good business planning with a dose of opportunism, the
result is a $5 billion fund of hedge funds operation that
offers four distinct areas of expertise, plus a growing
business that provides customised portfolio solutions to the
firm's largely institutional client base.
Thomas Weber, head of hedge fund investment management at
LGT Capital Partners, calls this a...