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Estlander & Partners expands international operations to US

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Estlander & Partners, a Finnish alternative investment management company and Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) with approximately USD1 billion in assets under management, has launched its US operations based in Stamford, Connecticut, which will be led by Dan Rizzuto, CFA, as Director/Head of North America and a member of the Firm’s executive committee.

Rizzuto will lead Estlander & Partners’ business development efforts in the region aimed at enhancing the Firm’s ability to serve clients in North America.

Founded in 1991, Estlander & Partners strives to generate superior risk adjusted returns through a continuous and innovative quantitative research process, experience-driven trading of the most liquid global futures and currency markets and rigorous risk management. The Firm employs approximately 50 professionals with offices in Helsinki, Vaasa, Munich, Zürich and now Stamford, CT. The Firm operates fully systematic macro and CTA investment strategies designed to capitalize on trends and other modifications or changes in capital flows and risk appetite within global asset classes. The Firm’s strategies include the Estlander & Partners Global Markets, Estlander & Partners Alpha Trend and Estlander & Partners Freedom Programs.

With 25 years of experience in the financial industry, Rizzuto brings to Estlander & Partners extensive knowledge of investment management, with specific expertise in systematic and global macro trading strategies. Rizzuto also has considerable experience developing strategic client relationships with institutional investors. Prior to joining Estlander & Partners, Rizzuto was President of DKR Fusion Management, a quantitative and systematic investment manager.

“Over our firm’s long history, Estlander & Partners has experienced substantial growth and success in Europe and believe that we are now in a strong position to expand our work with institutions in North America,” says Martin Estlander (pictured), CEO and Founder of Estlander & Partners. “Dan’s significant experience in alternative investment management and his ability to build long-standing relationships with investors make him the ideal person to lead this effort. I know his expertise will be instrumental as we continue to grow, and I look forward to working closely with him.”

“What attracted me to join Estlander and Partners’ talented team of quantitative investment professionals was their unique investment philosophy and long track record of superior performance,” says Rizzuto. “I believe US and Canadian institutions will benefit from greater access to a top quality, successful manager with a distinct approach to quantitative research and robust risk management. With its uniquely efficient and transparent culture, innovative models and sophisticated technology, Estlander & Partners is the ideal partner for institutional investors pursuing absolute return that is uncorrelated to traditional and other alternative investment strategies. I look forward to working with investors and contributing to the Firm’s continued success and development in North America.”

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