Investor profile: Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild

Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild is credited with creating the funds of funds concept in 1969. While many question the funds of hedge fund model, Rothschild is optimistic about its future.


Alexandre Col, head of the investment fund department at Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild, has some strong views about the future of the funds of hedge funds (FoHF) industry and hedge funds in general. As part of the group that ‘invented’ funds of funds in 1969, Col’s insights may raise a few eyebrows.

As a FoHF manager based in Switzerland he is understandably worried about the regulations emanating from Brussels regarding the industry as well as the future of countries operating outside the

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