Agecroft Partners Appoints Rothschild to Executive Role

Aug 9 2016 | 9:23pm ET

Third-party marketing specialist Agecroft Partners has named industry veteran Doug Rothschild as the firm’s president.

In his new role, Rothschild will assist in the day-to-day operations of the firm, represent Agecroft and its clients to institutional investors, perform due diligence on potential engagements, assist with Agecroft’s Hedge Fund Leadership Summits conference series and guide other strategic initiatives of the firm, according to a statement.

He will report to Don Steinbrugge, the company’s founder and CEO. The new position is a homecoming of sorts for Rothschild, who was a managing director at Agecroft from 2008 to 2011.

Rothschild brings more than 20 years of financial industry experience to his new role, the company said, including serving six years on the executive committee of one of the largest hedge funds in the world. He also served more than four years as president of a large alternative investment company that also offered liquid alternative funds. 

“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,” said Steinbrugge in an email to FINalternatives. “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.” 

Agecroft Partners will continue to look for additional strategic hires or acquisitions in the future, Steinbrugge said, as consolidation within the third party marketing industry means the top firms in the industry are raising a disproportionate amount of the assets.

Founded in 2007, Agecroft Partners is an institutional quality hedge fund consulting and third party marketing firm. The company utilizes an institutional due diligence process when evaluating hedge funds and represents less than 1% of the hedge funds that it analyzes, and is widely considered a thought leader in the hedge fund industry. Members of the Agecroft Partners team, in addition to being a co-founder of major hedge fund industry event Hedgeopolis, have spoken at more than 100 alternative investment conferences, appeared in hundreds of industry articles, and are regular guests on business television.


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