CHICAGO, March 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gemini Hedge Fund Services, LLC (Gemini Hedge) continues to expand its suite of distribution channels and relationships, partnering with Hedge Connection, Inc. to help managers strengthen their engagement with accredited investors.
"Hedge Connection has brought together thousands of hedge fund managers and investors online and at industry events since its inception, and we are eager for the managers we work with to capitalize on this distribution opportunity," said David Young, President of Gemini Hedge Fund Services (http://www.geminihedge.com). "We are always on the lookout for innovative technology solutions that make it easier for managers to reach their desired investment audience and reach their funds' long-term goals. Hedge Connection is another valuable tool our clients can access to remain competitive and market their funds to a global community of investors."
As part of the agreement between Gemini Hedge and Hedge Connection, the first year's annual membership fee for Hedge Connection's Capital Club investor introduction service will be waived for managers working with Gemini Hedge. The Capital Club includes detailed investment profiles on a diverse set of allocators who have been interviewed and vetted by Hedge Connection. Approximately 30% of investors currently on file in the Capital Club have more than $1 billion invested in hedge funds, and over 80% of Capital Club allocators will consider emerging managers. Hundreds of meetings between managers and allocators were arranged through the Capital Club in 2015 alone.
"Gemini Hedge is an established and well-respected leader in the financial services industry, and we are delighted to work with a team whose mission is to help managers launch and grow successful funds," said Lisa Vioni, Co-Founder and CEO of Hedge Connection. "By choosing Hedge Connection, Gemini Hedge is giving its clients access to a platform that enables them to build their brands and access allocators within a legally compliant ecosystem that is efficient and cost-effective. We look forward to giving Gemini Hedge clients the tools they need to support their marketing efforts."
In addition, managers that partner with Gemini Hedge will receive priority access to Hedge Connection events and can engage in targeted promotion to the platform's investor members.
Gemini Hedge has also augmented its technology suite with cloud-based portfolio analytics and reporting capabilities, launching a sophisticated portfolio analytics platform and the proprietary Gemini Online Account Link (GOAL) portal last year.
About The Gemini Companies
The Gemini Companies provide investment companies with a single point of access to multiple solutions for pooled investment products. The individual service firms within The Gemini Companies were built on innovation, client partnerships and service, and their teams possess expertise in fund administration, accounting, technology, compliance and reporting.
Gemini Fund Services, LLC helps bring mutual funds to market, providing comprehensive administration, accounting, distribution and transfer agent services. Gemini Hedge Fund Services, LLC provides middle- and back-office administration, real-time portfolio valuations, comprehensive financial reporting and a full spectrum of investor services to help hedge fund managers meet the requirements of investors and regulatory bodies. Gemini Alternative Funds, LLC offers managed account platforms that enable fund managers to access multiple distribution channels and obtain operational efficiencies, and allow accredited investors to pick from a multitude of alternative investment strategies through a single account.
The Gemini Companies are subsidiaries of NorthStar Financial Services Group, LLC, which has more than 700 employees and over $300 billion in assets under management and administration, and TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm. For more information, please call (855) 891-0092 or visit www.thegeminicompanies.com.
About Hedge Connection
Launched in 2005, Hedge Connection is a patented marketing platform for alternative investment managers as well as a robust information portal for accredited investors. Efficiently combining online introductions with live meetings, Hedge Connection has grown to become the most widely recognized, innovative and compliant marketing solution of its kind for the alternative industry.
The fund database provides investors with access to over 7,000 hedge funds, funds of funds and CTAs. The Boardroom, the alternative industry's leading socialized community, is woven into the fabric of the fund database and facilitates relationship-building, networking and the free flow of information. For more information, please visit www.hedgeconnection.com or follow us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/hedgeconnection).
SOURCE The Gemini Companies