HedgeCo: Hedge Fund Launch News - A team led by investment management specialists, Anders Jacobsen and Paul Thompson have launched Galileo Capital Management, a global hedge fund investment management and advisory firm with operations in London and Hong Kong.
Galileo Capital Management will launch, manage and raise capital for a range of alternative asset funds. These planned funds target very under-invested business sectors or are highly innovative improvements of existing investment strategies. Offering a low correlation to traditional investments, the firm will also provide advice on business entry strategies into China, including sourcing suitable business partners and execution.
“The future of Galileo will witness niche positioning and effective maximization of opportunity in markets that are quite unexplored to date. Anders Jacobsen, co-founder and Principal, said, "Our strategy will pick up in areas which the market has traditionally dropped off its radar screen.”
“The recent financial crisis has underlined the importance of China and more broadly of Asia as a source of growth and key determinant in the global economy." Paul Thompson said, "Our experience and high-level network in China gives clients access to this region in a high-quality manner through our business entry and advisory services."
Founders Jacobsen and Thompson have over 40 years combined experience in the investment management sector with distinguished track records in global investment managers including Goldman Sachs, Prudential Financial, Inc., Bankers Trust and Chase Manhattan Bank. Between them they have advised numerous mutual, private equity, venture capital and hedge funds on their establishment and launch, as well as provided growth and development strategies for existing investment funds.