About Us

HFR Investments is an independent, certified minority-owned alternative investment firm. We provide unique and differentiated access to the world's top sustainable and responsible investment managers across hedge funds and various investment strategies. 

HFR Investments combines its longtime expertise in hedge funds with cutting edge ESG research to identify investment opportunities for our clients. Our clients and investors include institutional investors such as public pensions, endowments, family offices, asset managers, and other depository institutions, who value our extensive manager sourcing, structuring flexibility, and risk oversight.

Our Mission

To empower investors to align their investment goals with their values, such as diversity and inclusion, sustainable investing, impact, or ESG, by incorporating those values in our investment products and services.


 Our Commitment to Diversity

At HFR, our commitment to diversity and inclusion begins internally—we are committed to creating a work environment that is inclusive, with equitable treatment for all team members. We pledge to build and empower a diverse team that truly reflects our world, by providing opportunities through hiring, advancement, and mentorship. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion does not end at our doorstep but extends beyond into our industry and community. We commit to promoting diversity through our external partnerships with vendors, service providers, and fund managers that share our values. We believe that committing to diversity is critical, but it is nothing without action.

Value Proposition

Firm History                   

In January of 2020, Michael Arenibar, (following 15 years of experience with HFR Asset Management) founded and launched HFR Investments, LLC, a certified minority-owned investment adviser established with the vision of bringing diversity and ESG initiatives to hedge funds and HFR’s investment products. 

Joseph G. Nicholas founded the HFR business in 1992 with Hedge Fund Research, Inc. and has since been an industry leader and innovator in hedge fund data, research, and indices. ​

In the late 1990s, Mr. Nicholas launched HFR Asset Management, LLC to create hedge fund products and introduced the first transparent hedge fund investment platform, offering daily position-level reporting and third-party pricing. Subsequently, HFR Asset Management became a provider of the first investable hedge fund indices. ​

In 2010, HFR Asset Management expanded its reach globally by launching an Irish management company and Irish domiciled managed account platform to be used by major European and Asian allocators, which has since been expanded to all major markets. ​