No. of Recommendations: 1
Highlights:
'Zilch Capital used to refer to itself as a “hedge fund” but 2008 made it embarrassingly clear we didn’t know how to hedge. At all. So like many others, we have embraced the title of “alternative asset manager”. It’s clunky but ambiguous enough to shield us from criticism next time around.'

'We know we used to promise “absolute returns” (ie, that you would make money regardless of market conditions) but this pledge has proved impossible to honour. Instead we’re going to give you “risk-adjusted” returns or, failing that, “relative” returns. In years like 2011, when we delivered much less than the S&P 500, you may find that we don’t talk about returns at all.'

'Some parts of the lexicon will not see style drift. We are still trying to keep alive “two and twenty”, the industry’s shorthand for 2% management fees and 20% performance fees. It is, we’re sure you’ll agree, important to keep up some traditions. Thank you for your continued partnership.'
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I'd sooner invest with a manager whose pitch began, "'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves. Did gyre and gimble in ..." It might be why I'm not wealthy but it's surely why I'm not destitute.

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Now that is a seriously good idea for an investment pitch! You should copyright it before the *smart money* smartens up to it :)
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