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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.

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Thought Leadership  •  March 8, 2017

Control the Controllables: Thrive and Grow in 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.

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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.

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NewsThought Leadership  •  October 15, 2015

Alpha, Assets and Your Prime

Rethinking Prime Brokerage for smaller hedge funds: why funds should strategically expand their network of service providers to increase their “Alpha and Assets.”

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NewsThought Leadership  •  May 28, 2015

Anatomy of a Comeback: 5 lessons for how to recover and thrive

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Castle Hill hosts a series of events for our clients throughout the year as well as attending a select few high quality industry events.

August 9, 2017

Andrew Saunders to Speak at CapitalCon
New York, NY

February 1-3, 2017

Context Summits Miami 2017
Miami, FL

November 3rd

3rd Annual IDF Hedge Fund Symposium
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

November 14th - 15th, 2016

The Investment Institute’s Fall Forum
Middleburg, VA

September 26th - 27th, 2016

Context Summits West 2016 – Dana Point, CA
Dana Point, CA

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