Welcome to Lyster Watson & Company
Since our inception in 1992, we have been advising clients on their investments in individually-managed hedge funds. Our service relies on our ability to discover high-quality hedge funds that we believe will be superior investments for investors.
As one of the first investment advisors to focus exclusively on hedge funds, our initial clients were high net worth individuals. As the industry has become more institutional, we evolved to meet the needs of an increasingly sophisticated and professional investor base. As such, we now serve many of our industry's leading hedge fund allocators.
- Our clients include funds-of-funds, private banks, foundations, endowments, trusts, family offices, and high net worth individuals.
- We work with investors globally, with coverage out of New York.
- We currently represent hedge fund managers across diverse strategies, including Credit, L/S Equity, and Global Macro.
We begin by meeting with our clients in an effort to understand their investment needs and interests. When we come to feel that one of our funds would be a suitable fit for a client, we introduce that manager to the client. After an investment is made, we rigorously monitor the investment for the client.
Research drives our manager selection process. Our criteria for manager selection includes:
- Superior performance record
- Clearly defined investment strategy
- Proven ability to protect capital in adverse periods
- Regular and reliable reporting, accurate and audited data, and secure custody
- A long-term commitment and presence in the industry
- Substantial personal investment in the fund
- Success in building an organization