Passionate about funds: profile of Unigestion

Unigestion was one of the first companies to make a serious foray into funds of hedge funds. Hedge Funds Review talks to CEO Patrick Fenal to find out what attracted the company to hedge funds.


In the early 1980s a Harvard professor named John Lintner published a seminal paper suggesting that adding a managed futures allocation to an investment portfolio would be a good thing. For Swiss company Unigestion, it was the beginning of an investment programme that would see hedge fund assets grow to more than $3 billion over the following 25 years.

Unigestion CEO Patrick Fenal says the Lintner study was one of the first times anyone had raised the idea of mixing “these very crazy” commodity

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