Investor profile: Thomas Weber, founding partner and head of hedge fund investment management at LGT Capital Partners

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Thomas Weber sees hedge funds as an investment concept rather than an asset class. As a founding partner and head of hedge fund investment management at LGT Capital Partners (LGT), Weber’s view should come as no surprise.

The company has a long history as an alternative investment manager with around $19 billion of assets under management, of which $4.5 billion is in hedge funds and the balance in private equity commitments. It runs a range of fund of fund programmes including the multi-investor