Third Friday Management, LLP is the investment manager of The Third Friday Total Return Fund, L.P. (the ‘Fund’). The Fund was founded in May 2007 and follows a proprietary rules-based market neutral options strategy designed to generate strong risk-adjusted returns in all market environments. The Fund does not employ leverage and does not take a view on market direction. Excess collateral is invested in a diverse portfolio of income-generating securities.
Wise Investment, founded in 1992, is an independent
investment company based in Chipping
Norton, Oxfordshire. We got in touch with
John Newton at Wise to find out more about the
company and to hear his thoughts on winning
The Tradex Group is a minority-owned alternative asset management business located in Greenwich,
Arbitrage Search is a boutique search firm focusing
on recruitment for macro hedge funds.
Based in the West End of London the company
have been in business for six years to date.
The company’s director Chris Apostolou shares
his thoughts on the issues involved with
Fundadministration is a full-service fund administration firm dedicated to providing accurate, timely
and comprehensive accounting and administration services to the financial services industry.
Denise DePaola gives her thoughts on the work of the company and imparts her thoughts on the
key challenges facing Hedge Fund Start-ups today.
During the darkest days of the global financial crisis (GFC) one thought kept going through my
mind. What if the only way to beat the market was to “Forget the Market?”. Honestly, just then all
I wanted to do was forget the market. I was terrified of what the new trading day would bring.
Everywhere I looked, it was a sea of red and the concept of diversification didn’t mean a damn
thing! Established market, emerging market, none of it offered protection for my clients.
Previously uncorrelated assets fell in tandem and there was literally nowhere to hide.
VFS is the fund administration arm of the Bank of Valletta Group, Malta’s largest banking group.
The company’s core activities cover both the provision of fund formation services, as well as a full
suite of fund administration services to collective investment schemes.
eVestment is a global leader in institutional investment data and analytics. The company provides
data and insights for institutional investors like insurance companies, pension funds, foundations,
banks, endowments and more and also provides a wealth of insight and analytics solutions to traditional
and alternative asset managers.
Based in Zurich, Finanz Konzept AG is a highly innovative independent asset manager who specialise in alternative investments. We spoke to Florian Agarwalla, Head of Sales at Finanz Konzept AG, to find out more about their company, as well as their unique investment strategy.
AppleTree Capital faced the ultimate crisis in 2011, suffering a -34.17% annual return. While most investment managers would have cut their losses and shut down the fund, the team at AppleTree spent two years earning back money for their investors. This is a testament to the commitment they show to their clients. We spoke to Michael Nicoletos, Managing Director at AppleTree Capital, to find out more.
24FX Global is an independent family office and a trading, advisory and currency hedging firm for
global institutional and HNW clients. We spoke to Andy Schnappberger, MD of the company, to find
out more about their company and learn the secrets behind their success.
Founded in 1994, Venus Capital is an institutional-focused India-dedicated firm, which is based in Boston with affiliated offices in London and New Delhi. We spoke to Vik Mehrotra, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Venus, to find out more about their firm, and get his unique insight into how they consistently generate alpha while mitigating risks.
VFS is the fund administration arm of the Bank of Valletta Group. The company’s core activity is the
provision of a full suite of fund administration services to collective investment schemes, spanning
across all fund typologies, following very diverse investment strategies.
Fidelis Capital Management’s mission is to consistently achieve superior, risk-adjusted returns for investors.
We got in touch with Andrew Sandoe, Chief Investment Officer at Fidelis, to find out how they achieve this,
and learn about how his military background has helped him thrive in the hedge fund industry.
Managed Funds Association and the Alternative Investment Management Association today submitted a joint comment letter to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on the Commission’s proposed rule on the use of derivatives by mutual funds and other registered investment companies.
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