Agecroft Partners Adds Industry Veteran Doug Rothschild to Team
Doug Rothschild will be joining Agecroft Partners as President and report to the Founder and CEO, Don Steinbrugge. As President of Agecroft Partners he will assist in the day to day operations of the firm, represent the firm and it’s clients to institutional investors, help with hedge fund consulting assignments, perform due diligence on potential hedge funds the firm might represent, assist with Agecroft’s Gaining the Edge – Hedge Fund Leadership Summits and help guide other strategic initiatives of the firm.
Doug brings more than 20 years experience in the financial industry, including serving six years on the executive committee of one of the largest hedge funds in the world and over four years as president of a large alternative investment firm which also offered 40 act funds. He has developed a strong understanding of global capital markets, hedge fund strategies and institutional investors over his career. “Doug’s in-depth knowledge of a wide variety of investment strategies fits with Agecroft Partners core philosophy of providing value in multiple ways to investors. This includes sharing advice regarding hedge fund asset allocation, manager selection, hedge fund industry trends and being the liaison between investors and the select hedge funds that have made it through Agecroft’s due diligence process” stated Don Steinbrugge.
When asked what he found attractive about Agecroft Partners, Rothschild noted “Don Steinbrugge has shown real leadership in the ever-evolving world of hedge funds. He and his colleagues have successfully built Agecroft’s global brand and they use those same skills to help bring their hedge fund clients to market. Their disciplined adherence to market best practices in evaluating and choosing the hedge funds they represent, adds significant value to institutional investors’ hedge fund selection process.”
Agecroft Partners believes there is consolidation within the third party marketing industry, where the top firms in the industry are raising a disproportionate amount of the industry assets. These top firms are typically able to attract higher quality hedge fund firms, because of their institutional infrastructure and industry reputation. As a result, Agecroft Partners will continue to look for additional strategic hires or acquisitions in the future.
Agecroft Partners was founded in 2007 with the thesis of creating an institutional quality hedge fund consulting and third party marketing firm. Since its founding, Agecroft Partners has been selected six years in a row as the Third Party Marketer of the Year by a major hedge fund industry organization. Agecroft utilizes an institutional due diligence process when evaluating hedge funds and represents less than 1% of the hedge funds that the firm analyzes. Agecroft strives to be a thought leader in the hedge fund industry and frequently writes white papers relative to trends they see by leveraging the knowledge they gain through the thousands of investors they are in contact with on a regular basis.
These investors include pension funds, endowment funds, foundations, insurance companies, private banks, fund of funds, family offices, investments consultants and sovereign funds located globally, Additionally, Agecroft has emerged as one of the most sought after firms by industry conferences and the media for the company’s views on the hedge fund marketplace and institutional investors. Members of the Agecroft Partners team, in addition to being a co-founder of Hedgeopolis and founder of Gaining the Edge-Hedge Fund Leadership Summits, have spoken at over 100 alternative investment conferences, appeared in hundreds of industry articles and are regular guests on business television.
Agecroft Partners is a licensed broker-dealer, registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and is a member of The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), member SIPC and a member of The National Futures Association (NFA).