LJH Financial Marketing Strategies and Asterias Ltd. have joined forces to offer hedge fund industry research reports, starting with a new France Hedge Fund Outlook 2004 publication.
“As the European hedge fund industry continues to expand, more U.S. hedge fund managers and others are demanding sophisticated market intelligence to help them achieve their goals,” explains LJH Financial Marketing Strategies Chairman James R. Hedges, IV. “The Asterias partnership represents an expansion of our commitment to hedge fund research and thought leadership. Research shows that among European investors, the French are clearly ahead of the game with $55B+ estimated in total French hedge fund assets. The new report on France is specially designed for investment management companies entering the French market as well as anyone with an interest in European hedge funds.”
The report details hedge fund industry players, including contact information and interviews with over fifty fund managers and senior management, including new entrants, bank asset management companies, established niche boutiques, fund of funds and consultants; institutional demand and recent developments related to how hedge funds are distributed, the historical basis for their continued growth and institutional product preferences; and an overview of the French funds universe and regulation, including details on the French regulatory bodies, marketing requirements, current product structures and relevant statistics.
Asterias, a specialist in the development and promotion of alternative investments in Europe, publishes a series of country reports and quarterly newsletters with timely news related to alternative investments, including market and product news. LJH Financial Marketing Strategies will handle U.S. marketing and distribution for the research reports. In addition to the report on France, 2003 research reports on Germany and Italy are still available.
“Asterias’ local presence in Paris allows us to have a deeper understanding and access to local players, regulatory bodies and industry professionals,” says Asterias Managing Director Sophie van Straelen.
The 190-page France Hedge Fund Outlook 2004 is priced at $1,800 and is offered at a 20 percent discount to those who purchase during September.