Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive. If you have any other questions about Crawford, please see our “Contact Us” page and do not hesitate to e-mail or call us.
  • What types of funds does Crawford Work with?

    Crawford most typically works with hedge funds. Crawford also has raised private equity and venture capital.

  • What is the minimum target fundraise?

    At least $250-$500 million. Preferably $500 million to $1+ billion.

  • Are those investors both U.S. and non-U.S.?


  • How much do the investors allocate per hedge fund?

    Typically, $10-$100+ million per single-strategy manager, and often $25-$250+ million per multi-strategy manager or platform.

  • What is the best way to learn more about Crawford?

    E-mail us, and we can schedule an introductory call.

  • For what types of hedge funds and strategies will Crawford do fundraising and consulting?

    All mainstream strategies, including: activist, commodities/CTA/currencies, convert arb, credit, event-driven, long/short equity, multi-strategy, quant/systematic, vol arb, etc.

  • With what types of investors does Crawford work and have relationships?

    All investors that allocate substantially to hedge funds, including: endowments, family offices (SFO’s and MFO’s) foundations, fund of funds, insurance companies, pensions (private and public) and RIA’s, as well as E/F/P investment consultants.

  • What are the investors’ total investable capital?

    Several trillion dollars.

  • In addition to fundraising, does Crawford also work with funds on other aspects of their growth and operations?

    Yes. Although fundraising is Crawford’s forte and primary focus, it also assists and consults to funds with regard to other aspects of their operations, including collateral/marketing materials, compliance/legal, risk, reporting, service provider selection/upgrading, and team building. In addition, Crawford partners with, has longstanding high-level relationships with, and can provide funds with direct access to, all of the leading service providers in the hedge fund industry (e.g., admin, audit, compliance, legal, prime brokerage, recruiters, etc.).

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