Eiger Advisors and Investeam announce new commercial partnership
Eiger Advisors – a UK-regulated business assisting alternative and traditional asset management businesses – and Investeam – an established, Paris-based third-party manager – have announced a new commercial partnership.
The partnership will support UK based fund managers wishing to access the French, Luxembourg and Belgium institutional investors, and French, Luxembourg and Belgium based fund managers wishing to reach British institutional investors.
These are cross border markets that to date have not achieved the expected levels of penetration, particularly when considering the quality and performance of the fund managers in the respective countries and the size and diversification of the respective investment markets.
Eiger Advisors is a UK registered investment distribution and private placement business company regulated in the UK. It is based out of London and has significant expertise across Europe, Asia and Africa. The business is privately owned and was founded and managed in 2017 by Chris Manfield and Richard Fisher. Established in France in 2004, Investeam has had an international presence since 2007.
Chris Manfield, Partner of Eiger Advisors, says, “We are incredibly excited to have partnered with Investeam. Their strong experience and outstanding success gained since 2004 will ensure that the combined services we provide will offer funds a leading edge. Many French funds, despite strong performance, have not been as successful as they should have been in penetrating the UK market, where assets under management account for some £9.1 trillion. We are convinced that the investment businesses that we represent will be able to access and gain appetite amongst French professional investors. Our combined services also extend to investors within Belgium and Luxembourg, where Investeam have representation. We see this as the first step in building out a market leading offering for those funds who are seeking local knowledge and a global approach.”
Philippe Alter, President of Investeam, adds: "Our desire to expand internationally has been strong in recent years and is a major differentiation point for our TPM activity. Today, we have extended our activities in the United Kingdom to offer French investment management companies professional and regulated access to Europe’s largest investment market. Our goal is to build long-term relationships with local institutional investors. The combined connections and the deep level of expertise of Chris Manfield, Richard Fisher and Stephen Barney will be a key determining factor for our success.”