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 32.7 billion (As of 1 April 2015), 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, September 2014