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A packed session saw three experienced early-stage hedge fund
investors and one recipient of day-one seed capital shed light
on their experiences, for the benefit of the many managers and
investors that had gathered to listen.
|Matteo Dante Perruccio, Rob Kirkwood, Mikael
Spångberg, Sanjay Tikku, Niki Natarajan
The panel comprised Matteo Dante Perruccio of Hermes BPK
Partners, Sanjay Tikku of KAUST, Mikael Spångberg of SEB
and Rob Kirkwood, head of business development at former SAC
man Ali Akjay's new Carrhae Capital firm.
"A lot of the time these emerging managers don't know how to
build a business," said Perruccio, explaining that a good
manager is not necessarily a good marketer. Hermes BPK's joint
venture with Seattle-based Northern Lights Capital Group last
year represented the best way for his firm...