Independent Fund

London Financial Centre

Guidance, Advice
& Services for
Performance of
Your Funds...

Independent and free from the day-to-day business functions that can cloud productive fund management decision making, I offer a fresh perspective to fund management organisations of any size. Giving guidance, advice and services that offer the optimal performance for your funds with hands off direction and growth for your business.

With over 30 years of experience working in the Corporate Finance and Fund Management arena I now work for you to offer insightful, experience led advice that favours long term gains over short term goals.

Steering You in the Right Direction

Recognised as a thought leader within the industry I provide independent guidance in an advisory or Non Executive Director role to fund boards in both offshore and onshore locations.

Drawing on a vast pool of knowledge, resources and relationships I work closely with your organisation to develop your business to meet its fund management objectives.

Whatever your goals, we’ll find a way to get you there.

About The Main Man

Andrew Main
Experienced. Proven. Effective

Having over 30 years of experience in the corporate finance and fund management world, with much of those spent in hands on managerial positions, my experience is invaluable for organisations looking to raise their profile, build and develop business.

The Managing (and founding) Partner of Stratton Street Capital LLP for 14 years, I specialised in Alternative Investment Funds. SSC developed an enviable track record in Equity Long Short Japan, Fixed Income including the launch of the first Renminbi Bond Fund and two UCITS Funds and setting up Managed Accounts including a KAG structure.

In what was a particularly testing period, I managed the partnership through the financial crisis of 2008/09, helped refocus the business and rebuild it to a $1.6 billion Fund Manager with a strong reputation.

During my time with Stratton Street Capital I served as the Non Executive Director and Independent Director for a number of Hedge Fund and Investment firms. Today, I am still retained by SSC in an advisory role.

Delivering Excellence as Standard

I have created and maintained key relationships within the industry that prove priceless in aiding with the securing of funds. As evidenced by the successful fund raising for ProVen Private Equity Ltd, Global Rights Fund II in which roughly 50% of the initial capital came from institutional investors at launch. With a second closing brought in through relationships developed at this time, ProVen took a shareholding in a Scandinavian based Venture Capital Group.

I have been FCA Registered, a member of the Securities Institute and completed the INSEAD International Executive Programme in 1999 allowing me to carry out a number of assignments for financial related companies in a consultant/advisory role.

I pride myself on delivering excellent client service that includes advice on all aspects of setting up, managing funds and instigating marketing drives to achieve an organisations objectives. As my career moves forward I very much view my role less as a practitioner and more as a sculptor of other groups.

As Chairman of Alternate Investment Managers Association (AIMA)Next Generation Managers Group in London I support a series of 9 workshops a year on various aspects of Fund Management. AIMA also runs an Annual Conference for the Group, for which I advise on content and Chair. I also sit on their Standing Markets Committee and Sound Practices Committee.

Recognised as an industry expert with the ability to offer fund management groups the support and advice they seek to successfully market funds of any nature.

If you are interested in taking advantage of my extensive experience in fund management as an advisor or Non Executive Director to your organisation - please contact me today.

London - Chairing the Next Generation Managers Conference at Bloomberg Tuesday June 23rd

Independent Fund Management Services

A Proven Track Record

Taking a lateral approach to fund advice and management, I draw on a proven track record to deliver advice and oversight services to the international funds industry.
Take advantage of my experience in the following ways:



With a wealth of experience in managerial and advisory functions providing guidance and advice to fund management groups across the globe. I have a proven track record of building and developing businesses - founding a fund management company from nothing that had £1.6 billion under management when stepping down as partner in 2014 - my advice and guidance can be invaluable for firms.

Offering a truly client focussed goal orientated service, I can mentor existing managers from an advisory perspective or sit on the board of your group in a Non Executive Director capacity to aid in all aspects of fund set up and development. With long-term goals given preference over short-term gain; my approach is one of building lasting relationships that prove extremely beneficial for clients.

Fund Oversight

I offer fund oversight advice and insight from a perspective that is uniquely tailored to the specific needs and strategy of the client at hand. As a thought leader and recognised industry expert I am regularly consulted on corporate governance best practice and oversight within the fund management industry. Advice includes:

  • Fund structuring advice
  • Documents review
  • Fund set-up
  • Review of tax and regulatory analysis
  • Tweaking the structure for growth
  • On-going support and consultation
  • Developing a marketing and distribution plan, enacting and evaluating its success

Business Development

With much of my experience spent managing and building a fund management company from the ground up I am uniquely placed to offer insights, guidance and advice to fund management organisations wishing to grow and expand their business.

I approach your objectives from a fresh perspective, unchained by the day to day business operation that can at times cloud judgement. I use my experience to advise on areas for improvement, growth and development.

These can be applied to other business sectors where people and their intellect are exceptionally important. Helping to remove the perceived glass ceilings to punch far above the pack is a prime way to build for success in fields such as technology, legal, accounting, compliance and other financial advisory services.

For more details and to enquire about my services please contact me today.

To achieve something you’ve never had, you have to do that which you’ve never done. My objective is not to tell you how to read your watch, but how to build your business.

Working in the UK,
the US and Asia

A highlight of Andrew’s professional work, including charity commitments, speaking engagements and travel agenda.

Clients can range from start-ups to established fund management organisations. I may be advising from ground zero or overseeing the final stages of fund raising. Outside of advisory work, I can be found as a Key Speaker at industry events and lending my knowledge to Charities.


I have worked with a variety of clients in various capacities and am currently retrained by Stratton Street Group and a Hong Kong based group looking to raise their profile in Europe having recently taken on an advisory mandate of an AIM listed company on the London Stock Exchange. Continuing clients include:

  • Consultant to Stratton Street Group
  • Adviser to ADAMAS Group Hong Kong
  • Non Executive Director of Stratton Street PCC, Stratton Street UCITS
  • Independent Director of Marble Arch PCC Mauritius.
  • Director of Penbryn Ltd, Penbryn International and Savory Ltd


Away from the Fund Management world I take an active interest in helping develop the profile of a number of charities using my business experience and fund raising acumen, including:

  • The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust
  • The Wiltshire Music Centre

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Although I am based in the UK I have extensive experience working with clients worldwide, specifically in Asia, and welcome enquiries from across the globe. Recent regulatory changes in Europe by the AIFM Directive mean those outside EU should re-evaluate their approach to such an important market. As an insider I can help your decision process. To enquire about me working with your company in an advisory role or sitting on your board as an independent Non Executive Director please contact me.

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