Castle Hall Alternatives helps investors build comprehensive due diligence programs across hedge funds, private equity and long only portfolios. Built upon Castle Hall’s next generation online diligence architecture, OpsDiligence® assists institutions, fund of funds, advisors, endowments and family offices evaluate whether or not asset managers meet operational best practice. We caught up with the firm’s seasoned professional, Christopher J. Addy, to find out more about the industry’s largest and most experienced teams, and their unique position in the market

Who are your clients?
Castle Hall works with institutional and private Investors, including public and private pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, financial services firms, endowments, foundations, family offices and multi-family offices, as well as advisors to these institutional and private investors.

What sets your company apart from other?
OpsDiligence® – Castle Hall’s award-winning, proprietary operational due diligence client portal, combined with one of the industry’s largest and most experienced teams, contribute to the firm’s unique position in the market. Castle Hall remains with no conflicts within our work, because we are only engaged by allocators, not managers. Furthermore, we provide clients with the flexibility to request reviews across all asset classes and investment types, without constraint to a pre-set list of funds or managers.

What are the biggest challenges facing the company at present?
Castle Hall continues to grow capacity and product and service lines, so maintaining the firm’s growth and meeting the evolving needs of our clients is the top priority for us..

Looking to the future, what is the most important aim for the business?
Castle Hall Alternatives seeks to provide operational due diligence services and platforms that allow allocators and investment advisors to focus their time and efforts on value-added analysis of data, rather than on the data gathering and presentation process.