Our platform matches high-quality, niche, emerging managers with institutional investors and family offices that are seeking alpha from unique investment opportunities.

Manager Sourcing

We use a global network of contacts across a variety of industries and disciplines to source undiscovered investment managers that are capable of generating sustainable alpha over time. Our process begins with screening methods to identify portfolio managers that are well-connected in emerging and frontier markets with an interesting pipeline of both public and private investment opportunities.

Manager Development

Once we identify potential investment managers that offer unique and niche investment strategies, we develop these managers with co-investments or smaller mandates to prove out the investment thesis and to help them build a track record.

We also nurture the managers and monitor the risk-adjusted returns for a preliminary period before presenting them to our capital providers which include large hedge funds and family offices.

While each emerging manager has a distinct strategy and investment style, the managers often share some similar characteristics:

Investment opportunities in frontier and emerging markets

Generating returns from unique niche opportunities

Higher levels of portfolio concentration

Motivated team with high employee ownership

Strategy focus 

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Seed Investments 

Once the portfolio manager has successfully built a track record via the initial mandate, or through direct co-investments, we prepare the manager to present the fund and strategy to larger institutional investors, typically US-based hedge funds and family offices.

In return for a substantive seed investment (typically $5 million to $10 million), the profits and economic benefits at the management company level are shared with the seed investor.

We expect each investment manager to achieve a portfolio return of at least 20% annually, and both the management fees and performance fees are shared with the seed investor.