Has anyone heard of VK Capital Group? They claim they're big, but...

Just as the title says, they claim they're big and set up office everywhere, like their website says vkcapitalgroup(dot)com

But I can't find much info. about them. They said they're very "low profile", but I just can't verify them. Can anyone helps? Thanks.

Comments (29)

Mar 5, 2013

I would be very skeptical -
"VK Capital Group Hedge Fund group always outperforms the market and all mutual funds because of our capability of utilizing derivatives, leverage, long and short strategies to manage risks and returns, but Mutual funds cannot use derivatives, short selling strategies and leverage."

Hahah.

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Mar 5, 2013
grosse:

I would be very skeptical -
"VK Capital Group Hedge Fund group always outperforms the market and all mutual funds because of our capability of utilizing derivatives, leverage, long and short strategies to manage risks and returns, but Mutual funds cannot use derivatives, short selling strategies and leverage."

Hahah.

LOL. No, mutual funds cannot haha

Mar 5, 2013
theworks9:
grosse:

I would be very skeptical -
"VK Capital Group Hedge Fund group always outperforms the market and all mutual funds because of our capability of utilizing derivatives, leverage, long and short strategies to manage risks and returns, but Mutual funds cannot use derivatives, short selling strategies and leverage."

Hahah.

LOL. No, mutual funds cannot haha

That's actually a common misconception. Mutual funds can and do use all of those things.

There have been many great comebacks throughout history. Jesus was dead but then came back as an all-powerful God-Zombie.

Mar 6, 2013
grosse:

I would be very skeptical -
"VK Capital Group Hedge Fund group always outperforms the market and all mutual funds because of our capability of utilizing derivatives, leverage, long and short strategies to manage risks and returns, but Mutual funds cannot use derivatives, short selling strategies and leverage."

Hahah.

Wow. That's just plain scary. I wonder what the SEC might have to say about claims like that? I know they love the use of phrases like 'always outperforms'.

Mar 6, 2013

who knows, the company was registered in like 2010 ? and spread its office even in WALL ST? it is suspicious. there is MD at IDB, who even does not have ibanking background.

Mar 6, 2013

thanks for all your replies. well, i found some interesting facts too: that many of their offices listed, let's take Beijing, Singapore and New York for example, are actually on www(dot)regus(dot)com. This company of this website provides temporary office leasing and VIRTUAL OFFICE! and PHONE ANSWERING and MAIL HANDLING!

I suspect almost all of their offices do not really exist but just lease a virtual spot on Regus!

Mar 6, 2013
monkey in the future:

thanks for all your replies. well, i found some interesting facts too: that many of their offices listed, let's take Beijing, Singapore and New York for example, are actually on www(dot)regus(dot)com. This company of this website provides temporary office leasing and VIRTUAL OFFICE! and PHONE ANSWERING and MAIL HANDLING!

I suspect almost all of their offices do not really exist but just lease a virtual spot on Regus!

a) No legitimate investment manager says their funds always outperform. In fact most are legally prohibited from doing so.

b) On the other hand, that snowboarding picture on the hedge fund page is pretty rad.

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Mar 6, 2013
Kenny_Powers_CFA:

b) On the other hand, that snowboarding picture on the hedge fund page is pretty rad.

I applied on the spot and made sure my resume / cover letter included my penchant for winter sports and team building while shredding some gnar.

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Mar 6, 2013

is this just normal that a firm out of nowhere claim they are the "best"?

Well, what still puzzles me is that they're recruiting interns and analyst from universities, and the process is quite strict, 2nd round is to write 2 pitch books, and 3rd round is to write sth else with 50 pages in a group, although none has been recruited at this point yet.

Just don't really understand their purpose.

Mar 6, 2013
monkey in the future:

is this just normal that a firm out of nowhere claim they are the "best"?

Well, what still puzzles me is that they're recruiting interns and analyst from universities, and the process is quite strict, 2nd round is to write 2 pitch books, and 3rd round is to write sth else with 50 pages in a group, although none has been recruited at this point yet.

Just don't really understand their purpose.

It is not normal (at least not the way they've gone about it). The whole operation looks very fishy.

There have been many great comebacks throughout history. Jesus was dead but then came back as an all-powerful God-Zombie.

Mar 6, 2013

Yeah. And i just found another piece of info. their office in Hong Kong (supposedly their "headquarter") as well as London are listed in www(dot)yourofficeagent(dot)com, which again is a "virtual office provider". that reminds me that last time when students had interview, we had it not in their office, but at a starbucks coffee shop in the same building on saturday.

strangely though, the "training" after the interview (but still part of the interview process) took place not in that building, but in their "office" in Shenzhen (a city in mainland china, close to Hong Kong) on saturday. they did mention though, that the document signed be placed at the "reception" titled to certain person (that said they wanted ppl to feel they had an "office"?).

well, does this mean, they actually just have a "virtual office" in their headquarter Hong Kong too? weird

Mar 20, 2013

Hi, I also just got the interview from them and are now asked to write 2 pitch books...the previous process is the same, interviewed at IFC starbucks and asked to send a letter to the reception on 19th floor while u cannot get there in the weekend...

Can anyone tell is it a fraud...thx

monkey in the future:

is this just normal that a firm out of nowhere claim they are the "best"?

Well, what still puzzles me is that they're recruiting interns and analyst from universities, and the process is quite strict, 2nd round is to write 2 pitch books, and 3rd round is to write sth else with 50 pages in a group, although none has been recruited at this point yet.

Just don't really understand their purpose.

Mar 20, 2013
dabigdada:

Hi, I also just got the interview from them and are now asked to write 2 pitch books...the previous process is the same, interviewed at IFC starbucks and asked to send a letter to the reception on 19th floor while u cannot get there in the weekend...

Can anyone tell is it a fraud...thx

monkey in the future:

is this just normal that a firm out of nowhere claim they are the "best"?

Well, what still puzzles me is that they're recruiting interns and analyst from universities, and the process is quite strict, 2nd round is to write 2 pitch books, and 3rd round is to write sth else with 50 pages in a group, although none has been recruited at this point yet.

Just don't really understand their purpose.

u r encouraged to do ur own research, i've shared my findings as above. looks that they r still recruiting. but i'd be interested to know whether they have got any one by now.

Mar 12, 2013

If anyone actually takes this "investment bank" seriously SEC would be all over them. Does anyone know what they're actually registered under? VK Capital Group doesn't yield anything in Capital IQ, not a good sign. Chop shop?

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Mar 17, 2013

I knew VK Capital Group, they are really low profile private hedge fund in New York. We already have several clients investing in their Hedge Fund for years, which has been giving us impressive +30% returns every year and their sharpe ratios are always over 10. We have been dealing with their mother company called VK Global Asset Management Inc, then I heard that they set up new offices in Hong Kong named VK Capital Group.

Mar 17, 2013
kirk.boating:

I knew VK Capital Group, they are really low profile private hedge fund in New York. We already have several clients investing in their Hedge Fund for years, which has been giving us impressive +30% returns every year and their sharpe ratios are always over 10. We have been dealing with their mother company called VK Global Asset Management Inc, then I heard that they set up new offices in Hong Kong named VK Capital Group.

lol

Mar 17, 2013
kirk.boating:

I knew VK Capital Group, they are really low profile private hedge fund in New York. We already have several clients investing in their Hedge Fund for years, which has been giving us impressive +30% returns every year and their sharpe ratios are always over 10. We have been dealing with their mother company called VK Global Asset Management Inc, then I heard that they set up new offices in Hong Kong named VK Capital Group.

+30% per year and a sharpe over 10..... who do I make the check out to?

Mar 18, 2013

Vincy Lu, by now when I'm commenting, you've been a member here for 21 hours, and when did you write this comment?

Can you be honest to tell us that, You Registered Just To Reply To This Comment? And U imagine We Will Believe It?

Mar 23, 2013

I saw the post that you were attacking one of our valuable business partners, you made me reply and clarify this to my clients who have invested in VK. And I would like to give you some personal advice that you should stop your attitude young man. I don't know why you are so pissed about the company, or you were rejected by them, your online action can be tracked and you could end up being sued if you decide to continue to spread comments like this in any open discussion groups.

Mar 23, 2013
Vincy Lu:

I saw the post that you were attacking one of our valuable business partners, you made me reply and clarify this to my clients who have invested in VK. And I would like to give you some personal advice that you should stop your attitude young man. I don't know why you are so pissed about the company, or you were rejected by them, your online action can be tracked and you could end up being sued if you decide to continue to spread comments like this in any open discussion groups.

How do you report a firm to the SEC? Since, presumably you work for VK, I suggest you take down the language about always outperforming the market. I'm really close to reporting VK Capital. You guys are either frauds or idiots, I haven't decided which yet.

Mar 23, 2013
Vincy Lu:

I saw the post that you were attacking one of our valuable business partners, you made me reply and clarify this to my clients who have invested in VK. And I would like to give you some personal advice that you should stop your attitude young man. I don't know why you are so pissed about the company, or you were rejected by them, your online action can be tracked and you could end up being sued if you decide to continue to spread comments like this in any open discussion groups.

WHAT DID U SEE AS MY ATTITUDE? Did u ever see negative comment from me? I did have negative comment, but it was only for YOU, a fishy account!

Everything about VK I described here is objective finding, which u can't even deny. Think about what you said and what you saw, if you want to "outperform" wall street.

Mar 18, 2013
kirk.boating:

I knew VK Capital Group, they are really low profile private hedge fund in New York. We already have several clients investing in their Hedge Fund for years, which has been giving us impressive +30% returns every year and their sharpe ratios are always over 10. We have been dealing with their mother company called VK Global Asset Management Inc, then I heard that they set up new offices in Hong Kong named VK Capital Group.

and I see why: this post has been on the front page of google search results with key words of "VK Capital Group", the 5th result.

Mar 18, 2013

The only question here is is the a joke or a fraud? Given some of the details, I'd say 75/25 fraud?

Mar 20, 2013

oh btw, it seems that this discussion has drawn some attention:
http://www.discuss.com.hk/viewthread.php?tid=21646815

Mar 23, 2013

Hi Monkey, just wonder why you started to post negative comments to the company?

Mar 23, 2013
eeccm:

Hi Monkey, just wonder why you started to post negative comments to the company?

Because he anticipated some dick like you would create an account to ask idiotic questions.

Mar 23, 2013

Hi Monkey, I want to know more about the recruiting process, did you pass their 1st interview and get invited to 2nd round?

Mar 23, 2013

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