Thought Leadership • April 4, 2017
Andrew Saunders and Matt Donaldson describe the challenges and opportunities of raising capital on the West Coast in this month’s publication of HFM Investor Relations
There’s plenty of wealth on the West Coast but for hedge funds, prospects are not always golden. Andrew Saunders and Matt Donaldson of Castle Hill Capital Partners highlight some of the area’s main trends and what managers should consider when approaching investors there in their recent article, California Dreamin’, published April 4, 2017 in HFM Investor Relations.
Thought Leadership • March 8, 2017
The New Year starts with a litany of top ten predictions on the hedge fund industry. I find these lists interesting on the surface but broadly unhelpful as they rarely offer clear, actionable recommendations for improvement to benefit from these prognostications.
For the vast majority of hedge funds, 2016 was a year to forget. Outside of the usual flows to the mega managers, it was tough for the majority of the industry. Additionally, over $1 trillion left active management in 2016, offering a significant macro headwind. 2017 is a new year and offers the real possibility for an increase of attention and capital to small and mid-sized hedge funds. Whether these managers capture this opportunity will depend on performance, investor appetite and the specific actions they take – or how they “Control the Controllables” – will put them in a position to succeed.
EventsNews • February 8, 2017
News • December 14, 2016
Castle Hill’s Andrew Saunders Quoted in Hedge Fund Legal and Compliance Digest’s “Key Considerations for Hedge Fund Managers Working with Outside Consultants”
Hedge Fund Legal and Compliance Digest’s “Key Considerations for Hedge Fund Managers Working with Outside Consultants,” posted December 2016. Saunders discusses the regulatory and business considerations of working with Third Party Marketers and the factors to consider in order to structure an optimal partnership.
News • December 13, 2016
Industry veteran to lead west coast marketing initiatives to family offices, endowments and foundations and pension plans from Los Angeles office
News • October 25, 2016
Castle Hill Capital Partners, Inc. Wins HFMWeek Award for “Best Independent Capital Introduction Provider”
Castle Hill is pleased to announce that it received the “Best Independent Capital Introduction Provider” award for the 2nd consecutive year at the 2016 HFMWeek Hedge Fund Services Awards.
News • October 17, 2016
Brian Stutman, President of Castle Hill Capital Partners, Inc. will co-host the 3rd Annual IDF Hedge Fund Symposium
Castle Hill Capital Partners, Inc. is pleased to announce that its President and Founding Member, Brian Stutman, will co-host the 3rd Annual IDF Hedge Fund Symposium at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale on November 3, 2016.
NewsThought Leadership • October 3, 2016
Andrew Saunders, Senior Managing Partner of Castle Hill Capital Partners, was featured in HFM Investor Relations on the emergence of marketing consultants as a new force in hedge fund capital raising.
Andrew Saunders was a featured writer in this month’s publication of HFM Investor Relations, where he discussed how hedge funds need to professionalize their asset raising process and move away from a traditional transactional approach. Mr. Saunders suggests working with a marketing consultant to create and implement a comprehensive marketing plan around message development and tactical, strategic investor outreach.
Andrew Saunders explains: “The evolution of the hedge fund industry continues. Firms are adapting to the increasing expectations of their clients and need to work harder than ever to overcome current investor skepticism. Long-term partnership-focused marketing consultants can help meet the increasingly complex challenges that managers face.”
To read the full article, download the PDF.
News • September 7, 2016
News • June 9, 2016
Castle Hill’s Andrew Saunders Quoted in HFM Week’s “Hedge Fund Launches Fall to Lowest Levels in 12 Years”
HFM’s “Hedge Fund Launches Fall to Lowest Levels in 12 Years,” posted on June 8th, 2016 by Mike Sheen, looks at the issues behind low launch activity in the U.S. in the first five months of 2016, which has fallen to a pre-crisis low.
Andrew Saunders of Castle Hill Capital Partners, Inc., explains how investors are skeptical in this challenging market environment, and new launches face a higher bar than ever before.
Castle Hill’s Saunders adds: “Anything you claim you are going to do, or that you’ve done in the past, has to be supported with a greater degree of detail, data, and rigour than ever before.”