Edelweiss Multi Strategy Funds in Brief
Alternative asset manager focused on Indian markets
Data driven investing backed by economic fundamentals
Leading alternatives advisor/manager on managed account (PMS), domestic hedge fund (AIF), and international fund (FII) platforms.Founded in 2009 and headquartered in Mumbai, India.
Manages funds for institutional investors, corporate treasuries, major family offices, and high net worth individuals.
Boutique firm, keeping interests directly aligned with clients.
Formerly known as 'Forefront Capital'
We believe a data driven approach backed by economic intuition and macro fundamentals will deliver long term investment alpha. Edelweiss Multi Strategy Funds (formerly known as 'Forefront Capital') focuses on absolute return oriented strategies that have lower correlations to existing investment strategies. Our absolute return strategies focus on defining risk upfront, and take significantly less risk than traditional long only investments.
The firm's founding team - Nalin Moniz and Radhika Gupta - founded Forefront (now Edelweiss Multi Strategy Funds) in September 2009. They were formerly classmates at the University of Pennsylvania, where they graduated with joint degrees in Economics (Finance) from the Wharton School and Computer Science from the Engineering School. Before founding Forefront, the principals were formerly portfolio managers with two of the world's largest systematic asset managers - Goldman Sachs Asset Management (Quantitative Research Group, New York) and AQR Capital Management (Greenwich, CT). They came together to build India's leading alternative investment business, at a time when both systematic investing and hedge funds were at a very nascent stage in India.
Edelweiss Multi Strategy Funds Today
Today, Edelweiss Multi Strategy Funds (formerly known as 'Forefront Capital') manage a wide array of investments focused on the absolute return space, from value oriented equity strategies to multi-asset allocation strategies. Investment decisions are based on asset allocation, arbitrage, and security selection models built by the Edelweiss Multi Strategy Funds team, and Edelweiss Multi Strategy Funds has developed deep expertise in the full spectrum of India focused asset management - research, investments, and trade execution. Edelweiss Multi Strategy Funds received India's first domestic hedge fund license in 2012, under the new SEBI Alternative Investment Fund (Category III) regulations.