In this latest episode of Follow the Money, I talk to Don Steinbrugge of Agecroft Partners LLC to get a glimpse of the hottest trends in the hedge fund industry for asset owners such as pensions and sovereign funds. Don gives a candid explanation of the true status of hedge funds, despite a recent barrage of negative hedge fund headlines routinely touted by the media. Other topics include finding best-of-breed hedge fund managers.
1:40 – Popular Trending Hedge Fund Strategies for Asset Owners
4:10 – Separating Noise from Reality: The Real Status of Hedge Funds in the Marketplace
7:10 – Institutional Investor Views on Trump Win
8:00 – Managing Potential Sell-Off Scenarios
11:50 – Deconstructing Risk and Return
16:00 – How to Access Best-of-Breed Managers and Uncovering New Talent
Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA, is founder and managing partner at Agecroft Partners, a global hedge fund consulting and marketing firm. Previously, he served as the head of sales for one of the largest hedge fund organizations and for one of the largest institutional investment management firms. Mr. Steinbrugge was a founding principal of Andor Capital Management, where he served as head of sales, marketing, and client service and was a member of the firm’s operating committee. He also was a managing director and head of institutional sales at Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and head of institutional sales for NationsBank. Mr. Steinbrugge frequently writes white papers on the hedge fund industry, has spoken at more than 100 hedge fund conferences, and has frequently been quoted in the media and featured on business television. He is a member of numerous boards and committees, including the investment committee for the City of Richmond Retirement System and the board of directors of the Hedge Fund Association and the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.