I am interested in starting an offshore hedge fund. The problem for me is that I, except from my education (still attending a university where I am studying business and economics), have no real experience. However, I have invested and traded on my own and I have recently developed a really interesting investment strategy.
It is a quantitative investment strategy which I figure might help a bit due to my complete lack of experience. The backtests that I have done on the strategy shows that it would have significantly outperformed the S&P 500. And the goal for the fund would be to have a good relative return compared to the major US indices, not to aim for just a good absolute return.
But, my question is, how can I raise capital to this fund? How can I assure potential investors that I can manage to run a fund successfully? And where do I find these investors?
The only thing that I can say would contribute to my credibility is that I have taken and passed Swedsec licensing tests. I live in Sweden, and Swedsec licenses are usually required for financial analysts, fund managers, investment advisors and so on. Although I am not really familiar with the regulations in the US, but from what I have read I think our Swedsec license is equivalent of your Series 65 license.
But anyway, how do you propose that I handle my situation? Is it still possible/realistic to find investors?