Agecroft Partners, a hedge fund consultant and third party marketing firm, has been selected as the 2011 Best Third Party Marketing Firm in North America  by Hedgeweek. The award was presented at a lunch at New York’s Gansevoort Hotel on Thursday, June 16.
The awards were decided by the votes of Hedgeweek’s nearly 20,000 US-based subscribers, who include institutional and high net worth investors as well as managers and other industry professionals at firms including fund administrators, prime brokers, custodians and advisers
Agecroft Partners was one of only two firms that won the same award at both Hedgeweek’s North American and European hedge funds awards. Agecroft Partners has been selected by various industry organisations as the top Third Party Marketing Firm four years in a row.
In addition, Agecroft Partners has emerged as one the most sought after firms by industry conferences and the media for their views on the hedge fund industry and institutional investors. They have spoken at approximately 50 alternative investment conferences over the past few years, have appeared in approximately 200 industry articles and are regular guests on business television including Bloomberg, Reuters Insider and Fox Business News. Agecroft Partners was founded in 2007 with the thesis of creating an institutional quality hedge fund consulting and third party marketing firm.
Agecroft's five partners average over 15 years of industry experience and four of their partners have worked for multi-billion dollar alternative investment firms before joining Agecroft. Their partners have met with a majority of the largest pension funds, endowments, foundations and institutional consulting firms during their careers and a significant percentage of them have been clients. In addition, their team has strong relationships throughout the fund of funds, insurance company and family office market places. They are in touch with approximately a 1000 investors a month on a global basis with an objective of meeting face to face with 60 to 100 investors per month.
Agecroft Partners is highly selective of the hedge fund managers they represent. They utilize an institutional due diligence process to narrow the broad universe of hedge funds down to the select few they ultimately partner with. Some of the attributes Agecroft focuses on when selecting hedge funds include organisational quality, solid pedigrees of investment team, clearly defined investment processes, risk controls, strong historical performance and quality of service providers.
Agecroft Partners was founded by Donald A Steinbrugge (pictured), CFA, a Founding Principal of Andor Capital Management when it was the 2nd largest hedge fund firm in the world. Don was also Head of Institutional Sales for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers which is now part of BlackRock. Agecroft is a licensed broker-dealer, registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is a member of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), member SIPC and a member of The National Futures Association (NFA).