Single-manager hedge funds

Mon Sep 29, 2008

Single-manager firms ready to raise their global profile


While the single-manager side of the Swiss hedge fund industry may be a junior cousin to the major fund of hedge fund players, a significant number of world-class firms – such as Mangart, Alpstar and Antares - have nevertheless established a solid reputation in the global arena. Their ability to create innovative products and build a credible track record has attracted overseas as well as domestic investors. In 2007, Switzerland accounted for two of the top 20 European launches with the JabCap Multi Strategy Fund raising an impressive $2.5 billion as well as the Credit Suisse GTAA Global Macro Fund, which also managed its way into the top ranks by attracting $400 million in assets.

With around 118 funds accounting for $15.2 billion in assets, Switzerland is already the third-biggest centre for single-manager hedge funds in Europe. Yet industry professionals and Swiss authorities...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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