GFIA adds fund manager researcher

The independent hedge fund consultancy doubles its firepower.

Singapore-based GFIA, a hedge fund and absolute-return consultancy founded and run by Peter Douglas, has hired Enio Shinohara to co-manage its manager research, client advisory and risk advisory businesses. Shinohara is expected to take an equity position in the company.

Enio doubles my professional headcount at a single stroke, says Douglas, who has been a one-man band. We've outsourced to a number of researchers, which was OK when the hedge fund industry was just puttering along. But last year it really took off.

Shinohara has been a partner and portfolio manager at Hedging Griffo Asset Management, the largest fund of hedge funds in his native Brazil, and a portfolio manager...

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