Institutional-strength firepower

One might expect a hedge fund manager to speak first of trading systems, of team experience or of execution performance.

Instead, at Armajaro Asset Management in London's Mayfair, chief executive officer Neill Brennan concentrated first on the firm's institutional-strength infrastructure, including a robust disaster-recovery (DR) site.

"It's institutional-strength infrastructure," Brennan says. The firm managing around $200m has a staff of 20 in investment management. Brennan concedes this can