ESG Considerations for Private Fund Managers


Unique and Independent Niche Investment Strategies

Seed Capital for Emerging Fund Managers

Ashton Global is dedicated to empowering emerging fund managers by providing the essential seed capital they need to succeed. Our commitment to fostering innovation and growth in the investment industry has made us the go-to capital provider for fund managers.

Transparency and Teamwork

Our Philosophy for Success

A primary focus on ethics and fiduciary responsibility

World-class legal team and service providers to ensure a fully transparent investment process

Generous terms that provide a "win-win" for all parties

Rigorous support and mentoring for the manager

Portfolio monitoring and frequent communications with investors

Diligent focus on compliance in global markets

Strong relationships with regulators

Niche and unique strategies are vital to success

Emerging managers must provide investment opportunities that are clearly differentiated from well-established funds. Managers must also pursue profitable niches, new technologies, and financial arrangements that are not accessible in public markets.

"Skin in the game" aligns the interests of investors

Establishing the proper incentives ensures that team members work toward achieving the emerging manager's stated goals and avoid conflicts of interest. We expect managers to commit more than 10% of the total capital in the seed capital transaction. The money invested should be in cash rather than deferred compensation and amount to a substantial portion of the emerging manager's net worth. 

Ashton Global Investment Philosophy

Key Partnerships and Manager Development

Proven Process of Manager Success

New hedge fund managers need to be committed to the fund’s success and have skin in the game. The necessity for an emerging manager to get to critical mass quickly (roughly $80 million to $100 million of AUM) provides a huge incentive to generate alpha while protecting against drawdowns.

how we create value

We Bring Good People Together

A global network of contacts across a variety of disciplines enables us to source undiscovered investment managers that we believe will generate sustainable alpha over time. Our capital providers benefit from the historical outperformance of start-up managers, and by gaining access to niche strategies with capacity constraints. 


Ashton Global Emerging Managers

Our automated fintech portal efficiently matches emerging managers with potential capital providers and streamlines the funding process.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Emerging Manager Program

Depending on the strategy, a manager can receive a preliminary term sheet within a month after contacting us. A seed capital transaction can typically be closed in less than 90 days after receiving an offer from one of our capital providers.

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