Caliburn Capital Partners is a thematic fund of hedge fund manager, founded in early 2005 with institutional backing of US$25 million and managed by a team of five seasoned investment professionals with 125 years combined experience of successfully managing hedge funds, funds of hedge funds and investment banking prop trading teams.
Three of Caliburn’s five managing partners set up Bayard Partners; one of London’s first hedge funds, in 1991 and became Morgan Stanley’s first non-US prime brokerage client. The Bayard Fund focused on European equity long short opportunities and delivered annualised returns of 17% for the decade from 1992 to 2002, winning a number of performance awards through the latter half of the 1990s. In 2002 external funds were returned to investors and Bayard Partners became a family office.
With offices in London, Geneva and Singapore, Caliburn now employs 31 staff; the majority involved in investment research. As at 1st September 2011, the firm’s AUM is US$760 million, of which over 55% is pension fund/insurance company/endowment investment and over 10% is partner investment.
Caliburn’s thematic research process is focused on emerging markets, commodities and non-directional developed market opportunities. Caliburn offers 3 specialised funds of hedge funds – the Caliburn Greater China Fund (US$71 million), the Caliburn Global Inefficiencies Fund (US$364 million) and the Caliburn Strategic Fund (US$255 million), and is also the first fund of hedge fund manager to successfully undertake the AAF 01/06 benchmark; a rigorous external operational review.