FRANKFURT, Germay (HedgeWorld.com)–Talenthedge.com will start to offer selected hedge fund ratings and thematic hedge fund indexes in October.
The initial focus will be on European hedge funds and the website is now looking for hedge funds to make information available for the rating and index. Rene Friedrich is creating hedge fund ratings as a pre-selection tool for the design and management of hedge funds of funds. He plans to include report summaries and performance charts will be published on the website.
Complete reports for qualified institutional investors that include each fund’s name and contact information will be sold to users for 6,300 euros (US$6,127). Each report will include additional data and a Talenthedge interview detailing investment methodology and risk management.
The rating system will adhere to a five-star performance rating that will evaluate the track records of each fund and set a minimum performance standard. For startups, the company will take into account pre-launch track records. The website will rate an estimated five to 10 funds per month, including hedge fund startups.
Mr. Friedrich’s venture, talenthedge.com, uses a money market fund structure to gather a number of hedge fund certificates, and in exchange for a specific capital guarantee, a fund that would have a variable-rate component with a minimum return.