Sascha Klamp, Founder, left Lord Jacob Rothschild’s investment vehicles (RIT Capital plc/ J Rothschild Capital Management) where he was Head of Non-Marketable Alternative Investments to leverage his global Alternative Investment experience.
He advised Lord Rothschild’s investment vehicles on seeding arrangements, divestments and investments across hedge funds, private equity / venture capital funds, as well as real estate allocations globally.
Whilst ‘kicking the tyres’ to identify new investment ideas, Sascha realised that a compelling investment story is more than just the thesis. Rather it is about understanding the people behind investments: be it the fund managers and their teams or the company managers, the factories and their logistics. Onsite due diligence is thus about a ‘time-and-motion’ analysis – a culture web of an organisation. Most importantly, the fine nuances of face-to-face communication that make or break an investment.