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Industry Milestones

PAAMCO's Fund of Funds Division Focuses on Being an Industry Early-Mover


  • From inception in March 2000:
    • Established a Sector Specialist approach in which the senior investment professionals lead a research-driven investment management process

    • Required full position-level transparency with underlying hedge fund managers

    • Established a multi-strategy institutional hedge fund of funds approach to investing in hedge funds for institutional investors

    • Emphasized emerging managers based on research and experience

    • Access to an enhanced negotiating position for attractive terms with hedge fund managers, including fees and capacity

  • Created a framework to invest with managers through separate funds in 2005 for enhanced oversight and the ability to customize exposures 

  • Realized early on the value of a global research effort - established a London office in 2003 and a Singapore office in 2006  

  • PAAMCO claims compliance with the Global Investment Performance Standards (GIPS). PAAMCO received a firm-wide verification from April 1, 2000 through June 30, 2016. To receive a list of PAAMCO composite descriptions and/or a presentation that complies with the GIPS standards, contact GIPSinfo@paamco.com.

  • In 2015, established a new division, PAAMCO Direct Trading, to invest in select emerging markets

  • As part of the Direct Trading Division, offices in Bogotá, Istanbul and Mexico City were established. Also in 2015, a representative office for PAAMCO U.S. was opened in Seoul.

Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company, LLC ("PAAMCO U.S.") is the investment adviser to all client accounts and all performance of client accounts is that of PAAMCO U.S. Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company Asia Pte. Ltd. (“PAAMCO Asia”), Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company Europe LLP (“PAAMCO Europe”), PAAMCO Araştırma Hizmetleri A.Ş. (“PAAMCO Turkey”), Pacific Alternative Asset Management Company Mexico, S.C. (“PAAMCO Mexico”), and PAAMCO Colombia S.A.S. (“PAAMCO Colombia”) are subsidiaries of PAAMCO U.S. “PAAMCO” refers to PAAMCO U.S., PAAMCO Asia, PAAMCO Europe, PAAMCO Turkey, PAAMCO Mexico, and PAAMCO Colombia, collectively. 

“PAAMCO” refers to the GIPS-compliant firm which includes PAAMCO U.S. and its subsidiaries collectively. PAAMCO U.S. is a registered investment adviser formed in March 2000.  PAAMCO is an institutional investment firm dedicated to offering strategic alternative investment solutions to institutional investors around the world. PAAMCO's clients include large public and private pension plans, foundations, endowments, and financial institutions.