Industry-leading brand expands global data and information services for institutional investors
NEW YORK and COPENHAGEN, Denmark, June 26, 2018 /CNW/ -- Pensions & Investments, a Crain Communications publication and global information source for institutional investors, and Global Fund Search, the leading asset manager research and selection platform, announce the creation of a new company to serve global asset owners, consultants and asset managers across all asset classes. The new Global Fund Search will be based in Denmark with offices in Copenhagen and New York.
"Pensions & Investments is excited to announce the expansion of our global data and information services through this important investment," said Chris J. Battaglia, vice president of Crain Communications and president of Global Fund Search. "By leveraging the successful track record of Global Fund Search, established in 2012, we can now deliver best-of-class manager research and selection services to a much wider group of investors through our new company. Global Fund Search is the only open architecture platform for institutional investors and its core services are offered free of charge to asset owners and asset managers. This unique platform enables us to build upon Pensions & Investments' existing global information, news and conference lines of business."
Pensions & Investments provides one of the most comprehensive manager search, hire and termination databases as well as performance rankings of asset owners, an M&A database of money managers, and the first risk transfer database for pension buyouts, buy-ins and longevity swaps. P&I also offers a wide range of data and information services on the world's largest asset owners including US, UK, Canadian, European, and Australian retirement funds through its award-winning Research Center.
"Combining resources with Pensions & Investments' global media reach allows us to amplify the expansion of the solutions we provide institutional asset owners and the global asset management community," said Kasper Steen Andersen, founder and CEO of Global Fund Search, Denmark. "With our combined efforts we can add even more value by increasing transparency and best practices using our unique and open-architecture platform created for professional investors."
"This new company further expands Crain's global footprint and strengthens our growing data-services portfolio," said KC Crain, president and Chief Operating Officer, Crain Communications. "These industry-leading platforms build upon Crain's position as the global leader of business resources for top decision makers in the sectors we cover and the global asset management community is critically important to Crain's future growth strategy."
Since its founding in 1973, Pensions & Investments, a publication of Crain Communications Inc., has consistently delivered news, research and analysis to the executives who manage the flow of funds in the institutional investment market. Written for pension, portfolio and investment management executives at the hub of this market, Pensions & Investments provides its audience with timely and incisive coverage of events affecting the money management business. With a worldwide network of reporters and correspondents, Pensions & Investments' coverage includes business and financial news, legislative reports, global investments, product development, technology, investment performance, executive changes, corporate governance and other topics crucial to the people who drive the world of professional money.
Global Fund Search facilitates an efficient flow of information between institutional investors and investment managers. Independence and objectivity are core pillars to Global Fund Search, hence, we do neither enter retrocession fee agreements, nor do we provide investment recommendations or have any other stakes in the industry. We therefore position ourselves as an independent, objective and trustworthy intermediary within the field of investment manager selection.
The company was founded in 2012 by Kasper S. Andersen and Kristoffer Andersen (Brothers) based on inputs from both buy side as well as sell side where it became apparent that a more efficient way of matching institutional investors and investment managers was long-sought. Global Fund Search provides access to the entire range of managers from the smallest boutique managers, who may not necessarily be listed in the typical databases, to the largest industry leaders.
SOURCE Pensions & Investments
For further information: Chris J. Battaglia, President, Global Fund Search, +1-212-210-0714, [email protected] | Kasper S. Andersen, Founder and CEO, Global Fund Search, +188.8.131.52.09, [email protected], http://www.pionline.com