Quality of Hedge Funds
Agecroft Partners is highly selective of the hedge funds we represent. We utilize an institutional due diligence process to narrow the broad universe of hedge fund managers down to the select few we ultimately represent. It is Agecroft’s objective to partner with the highest quality hedge funds possible that have clearly defined investment processes and risk controls, solid pedigrees of investment team, and strong historical performance. Ultimately, the reputation of a third party marketing firm is based on the quality of the hedge fund managers it represents.
Agecroft Partners is a global, award-winning hedge fund consulting and marketing firm that has won an award as the Hedge Fund Third Party Marketing Firm of the Year eleven years in a row and a total of 39 industry awards. Agecroft strives to be a thought leader in the hedge fund industry and frequently writes white papers relative to trends they have identified by leveraging the knowledge they gain through the thousands of investors they are in contact with on a regular basis. Additionally, Agecroft has emerged as one the most sought after firms by industry conferences and the media for the company’s views on the hedge fund marketplace and institutional investors. Members of the Agecroft Partners team have spoken at over 100 alternative investment conferences, have appeared in hundreds of industry articles and are regular guests on business television including Bloomberg, and CNBC. Finally, its Gaining the Edge Hedge Fund Leadership Conference is considered one of the top in the industry and has consistently sold out. It is complimentary to qualified investors.
Don Steinbrugge's achievements over his 35 year career in institutional investment management sales include serving as the head of sales for one of the world's largest hedge funds and institutional investment management firms; Don was a founding principal of Andor Capital Management, where he was Head of Sales, Marketing, and Client Service and a member of the firm's Operating Committee. When he left Andor, the firm was ranked as the 2nd largest hedge fund firm in a survey by Absolute Return Magazine. Prior to Andor, Don was a Managing Director and Head of Institutional Sales for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, which at the time was one of the largest investment managers in the world ranked by assets under management (now part of BlackRock). Don was also Global Head of Institutional Sales and member of the Executive Committee for NationsBank Investment Management (now Bank of America Capital Management).
Don is a member of the Board of Directors of Help for Children (Hedge Funds Care) and the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls Foundation. In addition he is a former two term Board of Directors member of the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business, The Science Museum of Virginia Endowment Fund, The Richmond Ballet (The State Ballet of Virginia), Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens (and a member of the endowment investment committee), the Child Savers Foundation, the Richmond Sports Backers and served over a decade on the Investment Committee for The City of Richmond Retirement System.
Quality of Sales Team
Our partners’ goal is to have in depth product knowledge of the funds we represent and to be able to articulate their investment processes as well as our managers. The professionals at the firm average over 20 years of industry experience. All of our partners have worked for multi-billion dollar alternative investment firms before joining Agecroft.
Strong Knowledge of the Institutional Marketplace
Our partners have met with a majority of the largest US pension funds, endowments, foundations and institutional consulting firms during their careers. A significant number of these investors have been clients. In addition, our sales team has significant relationships globally at a senior level with large institutional investors, fund of funds, insurance company and family office market places. Our combined efforts have resulted in the creation of a proprietary database of more than 30,000 industry contacts.
We believe the most successful way to raise assets over time is by maintaining a stellar reputation in the industry based on integrity, trust and knowledge. We always simultaneously consider the best interest of the manager and the investor. We represent only what we perceive as the highest quality funds. We limit the number of funds we represent in order to maintain a high level of product technical knowledge. We implement a focused, tailored marketing approach for each firm we represent and work in partnership with our clients to help them effectively grow their business.