Hedge Funds

PAAMCO says that to differentiate and add value is key to being the FoHF of the future

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California firm blazes institutional trail taking the fiduciary stance

By Claire Makin

Jane Buchan
  
Kevin Williams
  
Lisa Fridman Mayer Cherem
Not many firms rate their culture as a most critical success factor, but at Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company it ranks high on the list. Jane Buchan, PAAMCO’s chief executive, admits she finds it tough to pin down the personality of the firm. But among the ephemeral qualities that make a big difference she cites intellectual rigour, openness to new ideas, and eclectic investment beliefs.

“We make a big distinction in our firm