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VanthedgePoint Group LLC and Hedge Connection have teamed up to help small hedge funds attract investors.
The idea is to combine the operational capabilities of VanthedgePoint's wholly owned subsidiary VanthedgePoint Technologies with the marketing expertise of Hedge Connection.
Clients of VanthedgePoint Securities, the wholly owned broker/dealer subsidiary of VanthedgePoint Group, will be able to take advantage of the new 'AdVanthedge' Service, which offers small funds a compelling combination of services to help attract capital. VanthedgePoint Securities clients will gain access to Hedge Connection's proprietary investor membership, in addition to portfolio and fund level reporting and accounting, middle and back office services and NAV calculation, provided by VanthedgePoint Technologies, to mitigate operational risk - a major concern among hedge fund investors.
'This alliance strengthens our ability to deliver on our promise of empowering small hedge funds,' says Geoffrey M Tudisco, CEO and founder of VanthedgePoint Group LLC. 'Almost all funds desire to have more assets under management, but small funds receive little marketing assistance from their current service providers. Now, through this partnership we can provide this underserved segment with access to Hedge Connection's opt-in network of pre-qualified investors seeking new opportunities.'
Lisa Vioni, President and CEO for Hedge Connection, Inc adds: 'We are pleased to be partnering with VanthedgePoint to help small hedge funds attract capital. Despite the well publicised mega-launches, it is hard to raise money - especially for emerging managers. Small funds need to punch above their weight and the combination of VanthedgePoint's operational infrastructure with our investor introduction and marketing tools is a win-win for small hedge funds.'
Another unique aspect of the AdVanthedge Service is that it provides Hedge Connection's investor membership with exclusive direct access to pre-launch and small hedge fund managers that have the operational stability provided by VanthedgePoint's platform. Operational risk is the primary concern for many investors and deters investment in start-up and smaller hedge funds despite evidence that these hedge funds outperform their older, larger peers.
Background notes: VanthedgePoint Group LLC is an integrated financial services company focused on delivering products and services to empower small hedge funds. VanthedgePoint Group operates two wholly owned subsidiaries: VanthedgePoint Securities LLC, a registered broker/dealer (Member NASD/SIPC), and VanthedgePoint Technologies LLC. VanthedgePoint Group is a privately held company with principal offices located in New York, NY. Additional information about the firm is available at www.vanthedgepoint.com
Lisa Vioni, a Wall Street veteran and seasoned hedge fund marketer, founded Hedge Connection Inc. in 2005. he service is open only to hedge funds and qualified investors. Hedge funds pay an annual membership fee to access detailed investor profiles while qualified investors join for free. Hedge Connection offers hedge funds the opportunity to post fund information on the platform for free and source the first three investor-profiles for free. Further information can be found at www.hedgeconnection.com
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