Weston teams up with Harcourt so investors can co-seed hedge funds

Wed Nov 3, 2010

Incubation specialist offers cash and T.L.C. to seed managers in exchange for unusually tight contracts

By Claire Makin

Albert Hallac, chief executive officer and founder of Weston Capital Management, began planning Weston’s third seeding vehicle in late 2009 as new managers began to emerge from the wreckage of the financial markets.

Albert Hallac

Weston, an alternative investment and seeding firm with offices in New York, London and Palm Beach, was founded in 1993. It began seeding emerging hedge fund managers in 2003, and so far has launched 13 managers, helping them reach a peak asset under management level of nearly $2 billion.

One of its more recent seeds, White Oak Global Advisors, a specialist in direct lending and private credit strategies, has doubled in size this year and now stands at $600 million.

So far, so good. But Weston now intends to take its seeded funds to a bigger and broader audience partly through the use of new structures.

Weston’s new custom solutions...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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