We offer a number of perspectives on this important question.
While it is true that the investment management profession is not undersupplied, we believe that there are in fact only few companies which share our position on the spectrum between large institutional houses at one end and hedge funds at the other. We are bespoke, long only fund managers. We are not a hedge fund but we invest for absolute returns and have excellent risk control. These are the products of our balanced approach and the unusually high level of care we take over client accounts.
As with our investment management business, our regulatory umbrella offering is somewhat unique. Aspects which set it aside from the competition include the fact that we do not take stakes in incubatee companies. We merely facilitate their access to market and permit them to conduct regulated activities. Their exit is flagged at the point of entry, and is automatic on the receipt of approval by the regulator. This means that there is no complex dis-entanglement and no continuing burden to pay us fees following separation.
HL have provided a highly sophisticated and bespoke offering to high net worth and family office situations for mutual clients over several years, including meticulous administration and attention to detail in helping manage sometimes complex tax situations
Lindsay Pentelow, Partner
We have worked with Hutchininson Lilley Investments Limited (HL) for many years. In our dealings with HL, we have always found them to be very professional and knowledgeable. The reliability and integrity of HL are beyond any doubt. We have also found HL to be very responsive and timely in all our dealings. Senior executives (are) committed and deliver outstanding quality.
Andrew Lugg, Thomas Meier
Hutchinson Lilley Investments has been one of our selected managers since 2003. They have tailored their offerings to our precise requirements extremely successfully. They have always provided us with grounds for confidence. They are independent, they have never let us down either in fund management or administration and reporting and have been very flexible when we have made additional requests.
Gianni Bizzarri, President and Alberto Sarti, Group Risk Controller
We have known the founders of Hutchinson Lilley for over a decade and been investors in the fund on behalf of many of our clients, since its inception in 2006. Our investment philosophy is to only use professional managers who have the ability to deliver long-term sustainable growth over all phases of the macro economic cycle. The team at Hutchinson Lilley, led by Robert Hutchinson, have proved to be consistent in their ability to manage risk in line with the fund’s stated aims, whilst outperforming the benchmark CS Tremont index since the Fund’s inception. This is against the backdrop of the recent economic turmoil that has engulfed all markets and destroyed the reputations of many more established names in the fund management sector.
Paul Panayi, Managing Director
The integrity, reliability and efficiency of the Directors is without question. HL are the only investment house that I know that showed a profit in the downturn in 2008/9, and our very demanding mutual clients would not be with them today if they did not think incredibly highly of them.
Nick Jacob, Senior Partner, Private Clients
We invited Hutchinson Lilley to speak at a seminar we hosted on launching UCITS funds. Ian Lilley joined my colleague, Trevor Headley, who discussed the technological implications of UCITS compliance and Pamela Thompson who considered the legal perspectives. We wanted to involve a client who had been through the UCITS set-up process and come out the other side successfully; Hutchinson Lilley fit that bill perfectly. They were able to offer practical advice on how to overcome the challenges of UCITS compliance. His messages resonated with the audience and I know many of the attendees went away with a much clearer idea of how to make their foray into the regulated world a successful one.
Gerry Gualtieri, CEO
We have worked with Hutchinson Lilley Investments Ltd for the last 5 years. They are a professionally run investment management firm which operate efficiently and competently.
Asish Dey, Managing Director
We have been working with Hutchinson Lilley Investments since 2003 and we have had the chance to appreciate their skills and consistency as investment managers. Integrity and professionalism together with attention to risk management and operations has allowed for the growing of a solid relationship.
Robert Hutchinson attended the first ever Warwick Investment Forum in 2009 as a guest speaker. His original (sometimes controversial) views captivated over two hundred students in attendance, which not only helped to enhance their understanding of the financial markets, but also helped to further develop their critical skills. We were very fortunate to have Mr. Hutchinson speak at the forum and would be most welcoming in the future.
Mohamed Albazaz and Nikesh Parmar- Founders, Warwick Finance Societies
During his visit at UCL, Mr Hutchinson left no doubt that HL Investments is equipped with both the competency and independence to achieve high constant absolute returns while keeping its risk exposure 100% controlled. Investing clients’ money should be a serious matter. Mr Hutchinson’s ability to describe his successful investment principles in a down-to-earth manner to our students is unprecedented in terms of quality and commitment. It seems that HL’s strategies do not only effectively convince the markets but students as well. We were delighted to welcome you on campus and would appreciate future cooperation.
The Committee of the UCLU Economics & Finance Society
Robert, you were the stand out speaker at the 3rd Annual Family Office Forum in London. Your knowledgeable account of the global economy was tailored to the audience of family offices and wealth managers present on the day. For IBC seeks to give our audiences the opportunity of sharing real world experiences and ideas, and provide support to companies seeking to transcend their challenges and reach their goals. In this sense, I have to tell you that your session was clear, dynamic, engaging and highly inspirational for all the attendees. It has been a great pleasure working with you and I hope we can do it again in the near future.
Jonathan Olver, Senior Conference Producer – Private Client