London-based alternative asset advisory firm Clontarf Capital and Beryl Consulting Group, a boutique hedge fund research firm from New Jersey, have formed a strategic alliance to develop a
London-based alternative asset advisory firm Clontarf Capital and Beryl Consulting Group, a boutique hedge fund research firm from New Jersey, have formed a strategic alliance to develop and enhance their hedge fund due diligence, portfolio construction and risk management processes.
Beryl Consulting will work with Clontarf to provide single-manager quantitative analysis tools, enhancing the latter’s hedge fund due diligence processes by layering in Beryl’s proprietary quantitative risk management and portfolio construction methodologies.
In turn, Beryl Consulting will gain access to Clontarf’s global network and the London firm will provide qualitative due diligence and insights to complement Beryl’s existing quantitative and qualitative research capabilities.
‘We are delighted to be working with Beryl Consulting to enhance our quantitative analysis,’ says Clontarf founder Aoifinn Devitt. ‘In this dynamic and fast-paced industry, the ability to maintain an edge in quantitative analysis is critical.
‘Our partnership with Beryl will enable us to develop additional perspectives on managers and strengthen our portfolio construction and existing qualitative processes. This will ensure that we remain innovators in tailoring client solutions in the alternatives area.’
Beryl Consulting founder Vidak Radonjic adds: ‘This alliance will strengthen our qualitative research, broaden our alternative investments frontier to include private equity, venture capital, real estate and commodities, and extend our global reach.
‘Being a hedge fund specialist we come across investors who are looking to add a wide mix of alternatives to their existing hedge fund investments to diversify their portfolios. This is an opportune time to collaborate with a firm such as Clontarf, which will strongly complement Beryl’s hedge fund expertise.’
Founded in 2006, Clontarf advises institutional clients on hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, commodities and real estate, emphasising the importance of a broad, pan-alternative approach paired with careful, focused manager selection. The firm offers a one-stop shop for manager research, due diligence and portfolio construction advice.
Established in 2004, Beryl Consulting provides hedge fund research and fund of funds portfolio construction tools to family offices and wealth advisory firms, using a proprietary fund of funds platform to conduct fund due diligence and develop customised multistrategy portfolios.
The firm has a fund library comprising more than 1,000 managers, hundreds of statistical measurements, customised fund scoring models, risk measurement and monitoring, portfolio construction tools and online operational due diligence, all contributing to its fund rating system.