Hey folks, Got another series of those emails advertising hedge fund contact databases yesterday. At the same time, recently started working with an institutional 3pm guy who takes a cut of commissions... And this begs the question. Assuming money for buying the database isn't a consideration... Is it a good idea to get one, and either email/call every name on ther? Or just add them to my distribution list? How are they going to respond...? Will they give the tearsheet a fair look, or do they view it with hostility as spam? (I personally hate being cold called, but am okay with solicitation emails.). And this doesn't classify as general solicitation, does it? I'm interested in hearing both from managers who've done the cold-calling, and investors who've received. And by the way, I HAVE reached out unsolicited to one FoF with no introduction... Just a comment from a third party that "they might like you.". And it worked out in that case, at least in the sense they called back, and we expect to go forward with due dil later in the year.... So why not repeat that x500?