GFIA has launched FundHub, a web-based research service providing allocators with independent reports on Asian and Latin American hedge funds.
FundHub www.FundHub.com , disseminates cost-efficient, detailed reports on hedge funds designed to be a core input in investment decision-making.
The site is fully independent and does not market funds, or charge managers for its research. Nor does it offer its own investment products - FundHub's sole source of revenue is from subscription to research reports
Reports contain 8-10 pages packed with qualitative and quantitative analysis and are compiled by experienced allocators from GFIA, Asia's longest established hedge fund consulting firm, from on-site manager interviews. The reports are available individually or in subscription packages, which include a monthly conference call with the authors
Reports initially cover Asian hedge funds from Binjal Hill Asset Management, Brooke Capital, Calypso Capital, FreeSpirit Advisors, Halberdier Capital, Income Partners, Tantallon Capital Advisors, Nicholas Edwards Investments, Wellam Investment, and on Latin hedge funds from Capitania Gestores, Claritas Investimentos, and Hedging-Griffo Asset Management.
Reports will be updated semi-annually, and new reports will be added monthly. Initial subscribers to the service will be encouraged to suggest funds for research.
"We've watched the Asian universe grow steadily since 1998, and we're very excited to be able to offer to a much wider audience a sample of the high quality work which we've been offering our clients over this period," said Peter Douglas, principal of Singapore-based GFIA.
His colleague, Brazilian Enio Shinohara, added: "We'd increasingly been asked for good quality research but in a packaged format. I'm particularly pleased that we can begin to show the world some of the talent available in Latin America."
Background notes: GFIA pte Ltd is a hedge fund research consulting firm, established in 1998, that is the oldest such firm in Asia. It provides manager research, due diligence and portfolio construction, for professional investors such as funds of funds, family offices and fiduciary institutions.