FS Investments is a leading asset manager dedicated to helping individuals, financial professionals and institutions design better portfolios. The firm provides access to alternative sources of income and growth through funds managed in partnership with top institutional investment advisers. It focuses on setting industry standards for investor protection, education and transparency.
FS Investments was founded in 2007 as Franklin Square Capital Partners. It is headquartered in Philadelphia with offices in Orlando and Washington, DC. The firm currently manages seven funds with over $19 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016. Its affiliated broker-dealer, FS Investment Solutions, LLC (member FINRA/SIPC), distributes its offerings.
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Allianz Global Investors is a diversified active investment manager with a strong parent company and a culture of risk management. With 25 offices in 18 countries, we provide global investment and research capabilities with consultative local delivery. We have $521 billion in assets under management for individuals, families and institutions worldwide, and employ over 550 investment professionals.*At Allianz Global Investors, we follow a two-word philosophy: Understand. Act. It describes how we look at the world and how we behave. We aim to stand out as the investment partner our clients trust by listening closely to understand their challenges, then acting decisively to provide them with solutions that meet their needs.
American Century Investments is a leading privately held investment management firm, committed to delivering superior investment performance and building long-term client relationships since its founding in 1958. Serving investment professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, American Century Investments offers a variety of actively managed investment disciplines through an array of products including mutual funds, institutional separate accounts, commingled trusts and sub-advisory accounts. The company's 1,300 employees serve clients from offices in New York; London; Hong Kong; Mountain View, Calif.; and Kansas City, Mo. American Century Investments is a leading privately held investment management firm, committed to delivering superior investment performance and building long-term client relationships since its founding in 1958. Serving investment professionals, institutions, corporations and individual investors, American Century Investments offers a variety of actively managed investment disciplines through an array of products including mutual funds, institutional separate accounts, commingled trusts and sub-advisory accounts. The company's 1,300 employees serve clients from offices in New York; London; Hong Kong; Mountain View, Calif.; and Kansas City, Mo.
Delivering investment results to clients enables American Century Investments to distribute over 40 percent of its dividends to the Stowers Institute for Medical Research, a 500-person, non-profit, basic biomedical research organization. The Institute owns more than 40 percent of American Century Investments and has received dividend payments totaling over $1.2 billion since 2000. For more information about American Century Investments, visit www.americancentury.com.
Cognios is an employee owned institutional investment firm offering traditional long only and alternative investment strategies in several product structures. As the architect of all of its investment products, Cognios blends a sophisticated quantitative infrastructure with a common sense fundamental investment philosophy. Cognios’ flagship product is a market neutral strategy that strives to remove all market impact from the portfolio while also seeking to provide downside protection, broad portfolio diversification and reduced volatility relative to the market.
DoubleLine Capital LP, a registered investment adviser under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, was founded to offer investment services under a cardinal mandate: striving to deliver better risk-adjusted returns. This mandate includes the avoidance of risk-taking that historically has led to catastrophic principal losses. DoubleLine emphasizes the importance of security selection, trade execution, portfolio construction, sector allocation, resourcing of the firm’s personnel and systems, and ultimately ownership structure of DoubleLine itself. Employee-ownership reinforces the stability of the investment teams and its accountability: no outside decision makers stand between the teams and our valued clients. In fact, the name “DoubleLine” voices our cardinal mandate: like a careful motorist on a winding mountain road, the manager must not cross the double line into the oncoming lane of risk. DoubleLine Capital and its related companies (“DoubleLine”) managed $102 billion in assets across all vehicles, including open-end mutual funds, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, hedge fund, variable annuities, UCITS and separate accounts as of the June 30, 2016 end of the second quarter.
Integrity Advisor Solutions is changing the way advisors and their clients experience alternative investing. Integrity gives investors exclusive access to institutional-quality investment strategies with lower minimums, enhanced liquidity, and preferred pricing.
By leveraging Trust powers, Integrity pools client assets to meet lofty minimums at the Trust level while enabling individual clients the ability to purchase at substantially reduced minimums. The focus is to deliver best-in-class investment solutions across private credit, private real estate, and specialty finance funds that meet investor needs for income and non-correlated total returns.
Integrity’s team of seasoned investment professionals offers financial advisors access to comprehensive due diligence and subject matter expertise across each portfolio solution. The firm also provides a dedicated consultant with expertise to help you select the right combination of alternative strategies for your clients.Integrity Advisor Solutions is a part of Integrity Trust Company, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. With more than $750 million in assets under custody or advisement, and regulated by the Federal Reserve Board and state regulatory offices, Integrity Advisor Solutions serves RIA firms, family offices, and trust companies throughout the United States.
Principal Global Investors is the institutional and retail asset management arm of Principal®. The multi-boutique firm currently manages more than $US402* billion of assets on behalf of a broad range of sophisticated investors in over 70 countries. The network of specialized investment boutiques offers a single point of access to world-class investment boutiques and expertise in fixed income, equity, and real estate investments, asset allocation, lifecycle funds, exchange-traded funds, currency management, stable value management, and other structured investment strategies.
The scope of its client base — which encompasses public and private pension funds, foundations and endowments, central banks, insurance companies, sub-advisory arrangements, sovereign wealth funds, and individual investors — reflects the breadth and sophistication of the firm’s investment capabilities, the global reach of the business, the quality of its research and investment professionals, and ultimately the results achieved for its clients.
*As of June 30, 2016.
Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: PSEC) is a leading provider of private debt and private equity to middle-market companies in the United States with a focus on sponsor-backed transactions and direct lending to established owner-operated companies. PSEC is a publicly-traded closed-end investment company that has elected to be treated as a business development company under the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended. PSEC completed its initial public offering in 2004.
PSEC invests primarily in first-lien and second-lien senior loans and mezzanine debt, which in some cases include an equity component. We provide capital to middle-market companies and private equity financial sponsors across a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, industrials, energy, business services, financial services, food, healthcare, and media, as well as many other sectors. PSEC also invests in the equity and subordinated debt tranches of collateralized loan obligations (CLOs).
Our investment objective is to generate both current income and long-term capital appreciation through debt and equity investments. We seek to maximize returns and protect risk for our investors by applying rigorous credit analysis to make and monitor our investments. PSEC is a yield-oriented investor and has paid a continuous, regular dividend to its investors since inception.
SQN Securities, LLC (Member: FINRA / SIPC) is the exclusive selling agent for public offerings sponsored by SQN Investment Advisors, LLC, private funds sponsored by SQN Venture Partners, LLC and the Wildermuth Endowment Strategy Fund - a public asset allocation interval fund managed by Wildermuth Advisory, LLC.
SQN is a leading distributor of alternative investments to Registered Investment Advisors, Independent Broker Dealers and Institutions throughout the United States. We partner with best in class Portfolio Managers and Investment Advisory firms to create and distribute innovative alternative investments with the goal of helping the end client build a diversified investment portfolio.
For more than 30 years, CNL Securities has delivered alternative investments designed to help advisors meet their clients’ financial goals. We believe in treating investor’s money as if it is our own and pride ourselves on the products we distribute, the partnerships we build and our record of performance.
We provide access to a distinctive platform of products that provides individual investors with access to alternative asset classes including real estate and the debt of private American companies.
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Hatteras Funds provides unique alternative investment solutions for Financial Advisors and their Clients. We believe that all investors should have access to the same sophisticated investment approach and superior portfolio management talent as the largest institutions. A boutique alternative investment specialist founded in 2003, Hatteras Funds offers a suite of innovative products designed to help allocate to alternative investments.
Founded in 1987, Litman Gregory is a San Francisco Bay Area firm that manages assets for high-net-worth individuals, institutions, and other advisors using strategies that draw on its global tactical asset allocation expertise and in-depth manager due diligence. The firm also publishes its research for investment professionals through AdvisorIntelligence and advises a family of no-load mutual funds, including a fully liquid, multi-strategy alternatives fund. In total, Litman Gregory manages or directs over $7.6 billion in assets* through our affiliated companies (as of 6/30/16).
*The Litman Gregory companies that manage assets include Litman Gregory Asset Management, LLC and Litman Gregory Fund Advisors, LLC.
Founded in 1939, Neuberger Berman is a private, independent, employee-owned investment manager. The firm manages equities, fixed income, private equity and hedge fund portfolios for institutions and advisors worldwide. With offices in 19 countries, Neuberger Berman’s team is approximately 2,000 professionals and the company was named by Pensions & Investments as a “Best Place to Work in Money Management” for three consecutive years. Tenured, stable and long-term in focus, the firm fosters an investment culture of fundamental research and independent thinking.
Founded in 2008, Self Directed IRA Services, Inc. (SDIRA) has quickly emerged as a powerhouse independent custodian for alternative assets in self-directed IRAs. With offices in Austin and Waco, Texas, we provide custody and administration services to over 30,000 individuals nationwide with more than $1.4 billion in assets under custody. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Horizon Bank, SDIRA is a regulated custodian subject to federal and state banking regulatory oversight.
Our management team has over 150 years of experience in the self-directed retirement industry, with extensive knowledge to handle the details and complexities of all types of alternative investments including—
Private Equity & Debt, Promissory Notes, Corporate Debt , Real Estate, Precious Metals, and more
We are committed to delivering exceptional service, quick processing turnaround and competitive fees.
William Blair is committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. We work closely with private and public pension funds, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, high-net-worth individuals and families, as well as financial advisors. We are 100% active-employee-owned with broad-based ownership. Our investment teams are solely focused on active management and employ disciplined, analytical research processes across a wide range of strategies, including U.S. equity, non-U.S. equity, fixed income, multi-asset, and alternatives. William Blair is based in Chicago with an investment management office in London and service offices in Zurich and Sydney.
The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, a non-profit organization founded in 2002, is the world leader in alternative investment education. The CAIA Association is best known for the CAIA Charter®, an internationally recognized credential granted upon successful completion of a rigorous two-level exam series, combined with relevant work experience. Earning the CAIA Charter is the gateway to becoming a member of the CAIA Association, a global network of 6,700 alternative investment leaders located in 80+ countries, who have demonstrated a deep and thorough understanding of alternative investing. CAIA also offers the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program®, an online course that provides an introduction to the core concepts of alternative investing. Having grown rapidly, the CAIA Association now supports vibrant chapters for its Charter Holder members located in financial centers around the world, produces world class research publications, and sponsors educational and networking events to help the CAIA community keep pace with the industry. CAIA is considered a leading authority and trusted voice for providing perspective on industry trends and developments worldwide. For more information, please visit CAIA.org.
IMCA is the only professional association dedicated to advanced investment advisors and wealth managers. IMCA’s Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) and Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) certifications, conferences, and membership provide financial professionals with the education and expertise to grow their business and better serve their clients.