Investment
Philosophy

Unique and Independent Niche Investment Strategies

We Bring Good People Together

A global network of contacts across a variety of disciplines enables us to source undiscovered investment managers that we believe will generate sustainable alpha over time. Our capital providers benefit from the historical outperformance of start-up managers, and through access to niche strategies with capacity constraints. 

Ashton Global Investment Philosophy

Transparency and Teamwork

Philosophy for Success

Niche and Unique Strateies are vital to success

Emerging managers must provide investment opportunities that are clearly differentiated from well-established funds. Managers must also pursue profitable niches, new technologies, and financial arrangements that are not accessible in public markets.

Skin in the Game Aligns Investor Interests

Establishing the proper incentives ensures that team members work toward achieving the emerging manager's stated goals and avoid conflicts of interest. We typically expect managers to commit more than 10% of the total capital in the seed capital transaction. The money invested should be in cash rather than deferred compensation and amount to a substantial portion of the emerging manager's net worth. 

Key Partnerships and Manager Development

Proven Process of Manager Success

New hedge fund managers need to be committed to the fund’s success and have skin in the game. The necessity for an emerging manager to get to critical mass quickly (roughly $80 million to $100 million of AUM) provides a huge incentive to generate alpha while protecting against drawdowns.

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