PAAMCO Launchpad is a hedge fund seeding platform in which clients partner with Launchpad to support new and emerging hedge fund managers. Investments are made through client-driven, customized structures. Launchpad aims to provide an enhanced value proposition, a meaningful and transparent alignment of interests, and the opportunity for improved alpha.

Unlocking Hidden Value

Combining certain features of draw-down private equity-like structures with early stage hedge fund investing can unlock hidden value.

Improving the Value Proposition

Seeding opportunities offer potentially improved alpha via the possibility for lower fees, a revenue stream from the hedge fund's business operations and an exit multiple.

Alignment of Interests

Launchpad clients have the benefit of PAAMCO's established track record of identifying and launching new and emerging hedge fund managers. All managers recommended for seeding will undergo a well-established and thorough due diligence process and PAAMCO will provide ongoing oversight.

Co-Investment Options

In addition to partnering with Launchpad in new and emerging hedge fund managers, clients may have opportunities to access sidecar opportunities directly with the seeded managers.

Sharing of Expertise

Our approach of partnering with clients provides the benefit of customized structures and a transparent process, as well as access to the deep experience and expertise of the Launchpad team and the breadth of capabilities available within PAAMCO.

PAAMCO Launchpad Leadership

PAAMCO Launchpad is led by four senior professionals with over 75 years of combined expertise specifically in emerging managers.

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Andrew Gitlin

Launchpad CEO

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Von Hughes

Head of Strategic Advisory

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Charlie Nightingale

Launchpad COO

Head of Legal and Investment Structuring

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Jeff Willardson

Head of Portfolio Solutions

Head of Launchpad Sourcing and Manager Due Diligence