Donald A. Steinbrugge is the founder and CEO of Agecroft Partners, a global hedge fund consulting and marketing firm. Hedgeweek and/or HFM have selected Agecroft Partners 13 years in a row as the Hedge Fund Marketing Firm of the Year. Steinbrugge frequently writes white papers on trends he sees in the hedge fund industry. He has spoken at over 100 alternative investment conferences, been quoted in hundreds of articles relative to the hedge fund industry, has done over 100 interviews on business television and radio, and has over 25,000 subscribers to his Hedge Fund Industry Insights Newsletter. He is also the founder of Gaining the Edge LLC which runs the Hedge Fund Educational Webinar Series and has had over 7,000 unique alternative investment industry participants, an annual Hedge Fund Leadership Conference, which sold out all six of its events, and the Alternative Investment Cap Intro Events. Most revenue from these events is donated to charities that benefit at-risk children. A total of over $2.7 million has been donated since 2013. Before Agecroft, Steinbrugge was a founding principal of Andor Capital Management where he was a member of the firm’s Operating Committee. When he left Andor, the firm ranked as the second largest hedge fund firm in the world. Before Andor, Steinbrugge was head of institutional sales for Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (now part of BlackRock). At that time, MLIM ranked as one of the largest investment managers in the world. Previously, Steinbrugge was head of institutional sales and on the executive committee for NationsBank Investment Management (now Bank of America). He is a member of the board of directors of Help for Children (Hedge Funds Care) and the Virginia Home for Boys and Girls Foundation. In addition, he is a former member of the board of directors of the University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business, The Science Museum of Virginia Endowment Fund, The Richmond Ballet (The State Ballet of Virginia), Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Child Savers Foundation, The Hedge Fund Association. and the Richmond Sports Backers. He also served over a decade on the Investment Committee for The City of Richmond Retirement System.
Rising interest rates will provide a tailwind to three hedge fund strategies, in particular.