Patric de Gentile-Williams joined FRM Capital Advisors Ltd. (FCA) in August 2007 as Chief Operating Officer to focus on assisting new managers in establishing their businesses. FCA has seeded the following five managers: Victory Park Capital (asset-based-lending), Beechbrook Capital (loan/credit), firm JD Capital Management (volatility-arbitrage), WestSpring Advisors (credit ) and Isometric Capital Management (Asian equity) with an average amount of $45 m.
In this Opalesque.TV interview, de Gentile-Williams speaks about the enormous and exciting opportunities in the hedge fund seeding arena, how his firm identifies talent, the typical deal structure and advantages of working with an institutional seeding company. FCA aims to seed four to six managers per year, deploying a total capital of up to $1bn.
FCA is the dedicated alternative investment seeding business of the FRM Group, a large institutionally focused fund of hedge funds group managing approximately USD8.5 billion (Dez. 2009) with clients in Japan, Continental Europe, the UK, Asia, Australia, North America and the Middle East.
Previously, Patric was Chief Executive Officer of PCE Investors Ltd, a European based Hedge Fund Platform. As founder of the business, Patric was responsible for business strategy, manager assessment and selection as well as risk management. From Launch in Jan 2004, PCE grew to $1bn AUM spread across 16 Hedge Funds.