Saguenay Strathmore promises bespoke solutions for institutional investors

Mon Oct 3, 2011

Rather than selling a pre-packaged product, Saguenay Strathmore Capital sees the future in offering a customised approach to clients’ investments

By Claire Makin

Stephen Harper Brian Walsh

Saguenay Strathmore Capital’s chiefs want to make one thing clear – they do not like to be called a fund of hedge fund company. This is despite the fact that their $275 million Saguenay Offshore Fund has gained nearly 7% a year on average since launch in 2004 with 5.3% volatility.

They feel that the fund of hedge fund label denotes an era that is quickly passing, where the emphasis for providers lies in selling a pre-packaged product to clients. Instead, they believe that their future – and that of the industry – lies in creating bespoke solutions for institutional investors.

The "really interesting opportunities" now lie in these customised approaches to clients’ investment programmes, according to Stephen Harper, chief executive officer.

This is not just wishful thinking. The lion’s share of Saguenay Strathmore’s $2 billion under management is in customised solutions and advisory...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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