Hedge Fund Specialists

Make smarter allocations.

Build better portfolios.

Hedge Fund Specialists

Make smarter allocations.

Build better portfolios.

As an institutional allocator, family office or wealth manager, your goal for your liquid portfolio is higher returns with lower drawdowns.

The only way to get there is through diversification. The hedge fund landscape is the best place to search. But the terrain is hard to understand and full of pitfalls.

The temptation is to stay on familiar ground, making conservative allocations to the biggest names. That won’t get you where you want to go.

To reach your goals you need to make substantial allocations to managers specifically chosen to enhance your portfolio.

We are hedge fund specialists. We know the territory. We provide everything you need to make smarter allocations and build better portfolios.

What makes the desert beautiful, said the little prince, is that somewhere it hides a well.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

The desert is a harsh environment where niche players excel.

With careful planning, the right tools, and skillful execution it is a rewarding place.

We see parallels between thriving in the desert and the search for higher returns with lower drawdowns.

Let us be your guide.

As an institutional allocator, family office or wealth manager, your goal for your liquid portfolio is higher returns with lower drawdowns.

The only way to get there is through diversification. The hedge fund landscape is the best place to search. But the terrain is hard to understand and full of pitfalls.

The temptation is to stay on familiar ground, making conservative allocations to the biggest names. That won’t get you where you want to go.

To reach your goals you need to make substantial allocations to managers specifically chosen to enhance your portfolio.

We are hedge fund specialists. We know the territory. We provide everything you need to make smarter allocations and build better portfolios.

What makes the desert beautiful, said the little prince, is that somewhere it hides a well.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

The desert is a harsh environment where niche players excel.

With careful planning, the right tools, and skillful execution it is a rewarding place.

We see parallels between thriving in the desert and the search for higher returns with lower drawdowns.

Let us be your guide.

Take Control

For your liquid asset portfolio, which of the following equity curves would you choose?

Rayner Gobran. Make better allocations. Build better portfolios.
Rayner Gobran. Make better allocations. Build better portfolios.

If you chose portfolio 2, you need a substantial allocation to hedge funds and managed futures programs in the liquid portion of your portfolio. We offer a range of model or custom portfolios designed to meet your needs.

To start the process, call (+1 303 842 1669) or contact us today.

Our Process

We take a systematic approach to asset allocation. It all starts with you and your requirements, and takes off from there.

It's a big universe

Search & Screen

Scour the universe of hedge funds and managed futures strategies to meet your mandate.

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Quantitative Analysis

Go beyond the standard statistics to reveal the deeper story hidden in the numbers.

Taking a closer look at operations

Due Diligence

Protect against trading system risk with research & development due diligence review.

Capital Allocation Puzzle

Portfolio Optimization

Build robust portfolios targeting higher returns and lower drawdowns.

We provide everything you need to make smarter allocations to liquid hedge funds and managed futures strategies. We build better portfolios. To learn more, visit our process page.

Ian Rayner

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I am not your traditional hedge funder. I have been a chemical engineer, a management consultant, trading system developer, and trader. I was Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research for The Bornhoft Group, an award-winning pioneer in multi-manager CTA funds.

As COO I built and ran our managed account platform and implemented ISO 9000 principles to ensure institutional quality operations throughout our firm. As Director of Research I developed statistical tools for delving deep into manager performance, and building robust portfolios.

Our team placed hundreds of millions of dollars with liquid hedge funds and managed futures strategies. We allocated capital to the biggest names down to the smallest niche managers. We screened 1,000’s, analyzed 100’s, and completed operational due diligence on the best to construct our portfolios. During my tenure, our flagship program returned over 40% per year.

Let me put my experience to work for your liquid asset portfolio.

  • BA & MA, Chemical Engineering, Queens’ College, Cambridge University
  • MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • UK / US Citizen

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Thought

In the “business” blog, we demystify the business of hedge funds and managed futures, and offer useful industry reference data. The “technical” blog explores mathematical and statistical topics from the field of systematic asset management and quantitative trading. Below are a couple of featured posts from each.

Hacking Compound Annual Growth Rate

Hacking Compound Annual Growth Rate

Applying a linear trend line to the value added monthly index gives a better estimate of returns than compound annual growth rate. It differentiates between different return distributions and is less affected by noise.

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New Commodity Pools October 2017

New Commodity Pools October 2017

Lots of new pools in this report – See which strategies are hot and which are not! A table of 500+ pools registered over the last 11 weeks by the world’s biggest asset managers. Download the complete file of 1300.

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Let’s discuss your goals for your liquid asset portfolio and how to achieve them. Call or use the contact form.

Phone: +1 303 842 1669

Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

Business Hours: 8am – 5pm M-F Mountain