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Don’t Ignore the Start-Ups

Declining fund launches and the case for the smaller manager

In today’s world it’s fair to say launching a hedge fund is not as simple as it once was. Gone are the days of one or two people, in a room with a small amount of their own cash and some more from family and so-called friends, trading away with little or no infrastructure.

Prime brokers were willing to accept them as clients, there were no minimum revenue requirements, and the Regulator was at arm’s length at best, providing light touch regulation. Some of those firms have gone on to become the socalled “Titans” of the hedge fund industry. Winton Capital for example launched from a small office in Kensington in 1997 with $1.6m under management and now manages some $28bn.

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