Etymology: French, from protéger, to protect
Definition: One whose career is advanced by a person of experience; well trained
Protégé Partners, LLC ("Protégé") is a specialized asset management firm that was founded in 2002 to focus exclusively on investing in established smaller hedge funds and select emerging managers. Differentiated from the broader universe of hedge fund investors that principally focuses on large, widely held funds, Protégé is recognized as an industry expert in what it believes is the highly attractive, less efficient, and under allocated universe of smaller hedge funds. By deploying its expertise through a unique model of investing, one that blends seeding and arms-length investments, along with thematic and tactical opportunities, Protégé works with some of the most sophisticated institutional investors in the world to complement and complete a robust hedge fund program.
In addition to Protégé’s commingled investment strategies, Protégé constructs customized portfolios that focus on the Fund’s core competencies in order to address a broad range of needs faced by our investors. Customization can range from very concentrated portfolios to strategic portfolios that have a specific strategic or regional focus.
Protégé is 100% employee owned, maintains a substantial co-investment alongside clients and proudly cultivates a culture that thrives on innovation, transparency, technology, and alignment of interest with investors.
Headquartered in New York, Protégé currently employs over 30 professionals.