Funds of Hedge Funds

No nonsense and impeccable timing reap rewards for Hedge Fund Ventures


The seeding platform of Man Group works well with short-term deals and a take-it-or-leave-it approach.

By Claire Makin

Hans Hurschler, head of Hedge Fund Ventures, the newly re-branded seeding platform of Man Group, has developed a distinctive approach to seeding emerging managers in the seven years that he has been in the business. He and his team look for a crucial window of opportunity in timing a deal, aim to end the relationship after what looks like an impossibly short time, and do not believe in hand-holding managers.

Hans Hurschler

"We invest $50 million and take it back after two years. That's the way we operate," he says. (Fee-sharing continues for