A&Q Hedge Fund Solutions (A&Q)
A&Q Hedge Fund Solutions (A&Q), is a key provider of fund of hedge fund strategies within UBS Global Asset Management, and is a result of the March 2004 integration of the O'Connor Multi-Manager program established in 2000 and the Alternative Investment Strategies group in Hong Kong, which was established in 1994.
Today, A&Q is a truly global business that leverages resources and contact networks around the world to create a robust investment environment where ideas are generated, analyzed and debated. This combined group has substantial experience managing multi-manager products. A&Q focuses on creating global diversified products to meet the demands of clients around the world.
With assets under management of USD 31.0 billion (As of 1 July 2014), A&Q is one of the largest investors in hedge funds in the world* with investment teams located in Stamford, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo.
A&Q's combination of people and process creates key differentiating factors:
- Forward-looking, independent manager research grounded in dynamic strategy analysis
- Direct, comprehensive involvement by senior members and global team in all phases of the investment process
- Blend of capital markets and hedge fund industry experience that promotes bottom-up sourcing of top quality hedge funds, supports strong relationships with fund managers, and provides a thorough understanding of the drivers of risk and return
- Global Investment Committee approach to portfolio management that fosters intellectually honest debate, leverages a global perspective, emphasizes the combination of uncorrelated alpha sources and the avoidance of tail risk
- An established platform with the deep resources, systems and commitment to success that comes from being a part of UBS
- A culture of control, risk management, and independent oversight, both investment and operational
A&Q offers a wide range of fund of fund strategies which provide broad-based, diversified exposure to the hedge fund "asset class" with various risk and return profiles.
* InvestHedge Billion Dollar Club, March 2014
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