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FS Investments acquires Chiron Investment Management

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Alternative investment manager FS Investments (FS) has closed its previously announced acquisition of Chiron Investment Management (Chiron).“By adding the Chiron funds and team to the FS platform, we are better able to serve our clients with a broader set of solutions and expanded distribution,” says Michael Forman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FS Investments. “Our complementary investment approaches also position us to be a leader in developing model portfolios that combine traditional and alternative strategies.”

Chiron is a global multi-asset investment boutique that employs an active investment approach rooted in quantitative analytics and fundamental research. Chiron manages three funds which will continue to be managed as standalone funds within the FS portfolio by Ryan Caldwell, co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Chiron. Caldwell is well known for his tenure at Waddell & Reed where he co-managed a suite of funds, including the Ivy Asset Strategy, as it grew from USD250 million to USD40 billion in assets under management.

Nearly all of Chiron’s employees have joined FS. Of particular note, Enrico Gaglioti, Caldwell’s co-founder and previously the Chief Executive Officer of Chiron, joins FS as Co-President alongside Mike Kelly, FS’s CIO. Gaglioti will serve on the firm’s Executive Committee and oversee firm strategy with Kelly, as well as oversee distribution, operations and technology in his new role.

“We are excited to join FS Investments where we share the same client-focused values and can leverage complementary business expertise to drive innovation,” says Gaglioti. “Together, we will help clients build better and more diverse portfolios with greater exposure to non-correlated strategies in a variety of fund structures.”

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