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Palladio Alternative Research goes live

New York (HedgeCo.net) – Swiss-based Palladio Alternative Research Group has started operations in August 2009 via its first Geneva-based subsidiary.

Designed to provide outsourcing solutions for hedge fund research and due diligence, Palladio Alternative Research Group will be headed by Sarah Clar-Boson, founding partner and a former Senior hedge fund analyst at Optifin SA and UBP Alternative Asset Management Group.

The firm’s two other partners include successful established hedge fund entrepreneurs: Christophe Reech, CEO and Chairman of Reech AiM Group, recently awarded Emerging Manager of the year 2009 by Institutional Investor, and Jean-Marc Emden, CEO of Nassau-based Autana Capital, who has extensive experience in alternative investments since 1992.

In addition, Palladio Alternative Research Group has set up strategic agreements with Lotus Peak Capital PTE Ltd (Singapore) for Asian research coverage and with Castle Hall Alternatives (Canada) for detailed operational due diligence upon request.

“The opportunity set for unbiased, professional hedge fund advice and analysis is a direct outcome of the 2008 crisis, given the obvious conflict of interests between advisory and investment, the Madoff debacle and the failure to complete continuous
in-depth due diligence services,” commented Mrs Clar-Boson.

“There is an acute shortage of independent alternative research providers: going forward, investors are demanding a more dynamic and personalized dialog to replace their disappointing relationships with large, traditional organisations. The ongoing complexity and sophistication of hedge fund analysis drives the need for truly neutral third-party specialists and Palladio Alternative Research Group aims to progressively become a significant and trusted player in the space.” she concluded.

Alex Akesson
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