Multi-managers who came through the storm
Tue Sep 13, 2011
A selection of FoHFs reveal the secrets to their survival. Data includes: Swiss FoHFs with more than $1bn AUM. Profiles on Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild, HSBC, Pictet AI, EIM, Banca del Ceresio, Unigestion, Fundana and Ayaltis
Switzerland continues to maintain an impressive market share
in the global funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) industry, which
remains a significant source of assets for hedge funds globally
despite a sharp fall during the financial crisis of 2008. Due
to Switzerland's somewhat decentralised structure, the hedge
fund industry is primarily concentrated in Geneva, Nyon,
Lausanne, Zurich, Zug, Pfaffikon and Lugano. Given the
longstanding culture of institutional asset management, private
banking and family offices, Swiss FoHFs have the overall
ability to manage the full spectrum of hedge fund investment
strategies and styles. A unique feature of the Swiss FoHFs
market is the ability to provide multi-currency offerings of
shares. The standard fee structure tends to be a 1.5%
management fee and a 10% performance fee. However, some firms
offer variations of this formula, particularly for qualified
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