Building Stronger Managed Futures & Currency Portfolios: The Fort Rock Approach

Gemini Hedge Helps Fort Rock Asset Management Launch Liquid Strategies Business

Aug 20, 2015, 08:58 ET from Gemini Hedge Fund Services, LLC

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- 

  • Fort Rock Asset Management seeks to create managed futures and currency multi-manager funds that generate alpha, preserve capital and seek to mitigate risk through full market cycles.
  • Fort Rock Asset Management uses a qualitative approach based on over 30 years of manager analysis coupled with a quantitative overlay used to strengthen manager selection and portfolio construction.
  • Gemini Hedge provides administration, reporting, compliance and research services, as well as superior technology, to help managers bring alternative funds to market.

Gemini Hedge Fund Services, LLC (Gemini Hedge) has partnered with Fort Rock Asset Management LLC (Fort Rock) to launch the investment manager's new business in managed futures, CTAs and currency managers.

"Fort Rock Asset Management utilizes its experience in managed futures and currency strategies to provide investors with alternative investment solutions that are designed to perform across full market cycles," said David Young, President of Gemini Hedge Fund Services. "Their long careers and DNA with Societe Generale Newedge gives them a unique perspective on managed futures strategies. We look forward to working with them as they develop their new business and seek to deliver an uncorrelated source of alpha to their clients."

Gemini Hedge will provide fund administration services to Fort Rock's managed futures and currency investment vehicles, including comprehensive reporting, compliance oversight and other investor service capabilities. By handling these middle and back-office responsibilities, and giving fund managers and investors access to a broad spectrum of data and regular reporting through its superior technology platform, Gemini Hedge gives Fort Rock the freedom to spend more time on manager selection and asset growth.

"Our Liquid Strategies business line represents the culmination of more than 30 years of manager analysis in our previous positions with Societe Generale Newedge combined with custom in-house developed quantitative analysis. This analysis was developed in conjunction with Dr. Matthew Schneider, our Director of Quantitative Research. We believe that it is this combination – the qualitative manager assessment combined with a quantitative overlay – that gives investors exposure to what we believe are promising investments in this asset class," said Jonathan Gane, Chief Executive Officer of Fort Rock Asset Management. "Gemini Hedge, as an experienced hedge fund administrator and service provider, is ideally positioned to support the growth of our new business and help us bring to market alternative products which generate alpha, preserve capital and mitigate risk."

About Gemini Hedge Fund Services, LLC

Gemini Hedge Fund Services, LLC (Gemini Hedge) provides comprehensive fund administration services to hedge funds and a consultative approach to help bring pooled products to market. Gemini Hedge is a hedge fund administrator designed from start to finish to provide fully customized solutions to clients that enable them to meet the requirements of investors and regulatory bodies. Gemini Hedge offers both depth and breadth of services for managers ranging from middle/back office duties to comprehensive financial reporting and all aspects of investor services. High-touch, high-tech services are focused on providing superior, best-of-breed technology that allows both managers and investors to have unparalleled access to hedge fund data and provide the required reporting as often as possible, based on the strategy of their fund. For more information, please visit

About Fort Rock Asset Management, LLC

Founded in 1991, Fort Rock Asset Management, LLC ("Fort Rock") is an independent, privately-held investment manager located in Portland, Oregon. Fort Rock is a veteran alternative investment solutions provider with a 23-year track record of outperformance, portfolio differentiation and capital preservation. Fort Rock has two core business lines:

  1. Hedge Fund Strategies focused on niche, capacity-constrained and limited-capacity fundamental equity long/short managers.
  2. Liquid Strategies focused on managed futures and currency managers.


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