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BOSTON, NEW YORK & ZURICH – October 4, 2023 – iCapital1, the global fintech platform driving access to alternative investments for the wealth management industry, and Wellington Management, one of the world's largest privately-owned Asset Managers with US$1.1 trillion under management, announced a partnership to deliver Wellington's suite of alternative investment opportunities to the wealth management channel on a global scale.
As part of this collaboration, iCapital will leverage its cutting-edge technology to facilitate the distribution of Wellington's comprehensive range of alternative investment capabilities to wealth management professionals worldwide. The partnership reflects Wellington's strategic commitment to expanding its alternative investments platform, particularly within the wealth management channel.
"We are honored to join forces with Wellington to unlock new opportunities for Wealth Managers and their clients," said Marco Bizzozero, Head of International at iCapital.” By combining iCapital's technology-driven platform with Wellington's industry-leading asset management capabilities, we aim to deliver a seamless and comprehensive solution for Wealth Managers looking to incorporate alternative investments into their client portfolios."
The partnership will have a global reach, covering key markets in Asia, EMEA, North America, and Latin America. This expansive footprint will enable Wealth Managers in these regions to access Wellington's alternative offerings through iCapital's platform, streamlining the investment process and enhancing investment options for their clients.
iCapital and Wellington share a common vision of broadening access to alternative investments and delivering value to investors and wealth management professionals alike. This partnership aims to create a more efficient and transparent private market investment ecosystem, fostering growth and innovation in the wealth management sector.
“We are excited to provide Wealth Managers access to funds on Wellington Management’s $32billion hedge fund and private equity platform. Our partnership with iCapital allows us to meet our clients’ growing appetite for alternative investments,” said Michael Carmen, Private Equity Lead Portfolio Manager, and Co-Head Private Investments at Wellington Management.
Cindy Marrs, Head of Global Wealth Management at Wellington Management said: “Alternative investments are a strategic priority for our wealth management partners. Delivering our investment solutions in an efficient and accessible manner is a key part of helping our end beneficiaries meet their financial goals.”
1iCapital, Inc., and its affiliates (together, “iCapital”)
About Wellington Management
Wellington Management is one of the world’s largest independent investment management firms, serving as a trusted adviser to over 2,500 clients in more than 60 countries. The firm manages more than US$1.1 trillion for clients, including pensions, endowments and foundations, insurers, and global wealth managers2. Wellington offers investment solutions that span global equity, fixed income, currency, commodity, alternatives, and private markets. Wellington’s Private Investing platform has raised US$8 billion3 in global assets and invests in early-stage venture through late-stage growth across multiple sectors (consumer, technology, health care, financial services, biotechnology, and climate technology) and geographies (Asia, Europe, and the Americas). The Private Investing Team leverages Wellington’s 1,000+ investment professionals around the world, combining deep private market experience with public market expertise, extensive networks, and robust research to benefit both investors and entrepreneurs.
For more on Wellington’s Private Investing platform, please visit wellington.com/privateinvesting.
Founded in 2013, iCapital is the leading global fintech company powering the world’s alternative investment marketplace. iCapital has transformed how the wealth management, banking, and asset management industries facilitate access to private markets investments for their high-net-worth clients by providing intuitive, end-to-end technology and service solutions; education tools and resources; and robust diligence, compliance, and portfolio analytics capabilities. iCapital’s solutions enable organizations to streamline and scale their operational infrastructure for alternative investments and to provide access to direct investments and feeder funds at lower minimums through simplified digital workflows.
iCapital-managed platforms offer wealth advisors and their high-net-worth clients access to an extensive menu of private investments, including equity, credit, real estate, infrastructure, hedge funds, structured investments, annuities, and risk-managed solutions. iCapital has been recognized on the Forbes Fintech 50 list each year from 2018 to 2022, the Forbes America’s Best Startup Employers in 2021, 2022, and 2023, and MMI/Barron’s Industry Awards as Solutions Provider of the Year in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
As of August 31, 2023, iCapital services over $166 billion in global client assets, of which about $28 billion are from international investors (non-US Domestic) across more than 1,300 funds. Employing more than 1,200 people globally, iCapital is headquartered in NYC and has offices worldwide, including in Zurich, London, Lisbon, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Toronto.
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2As of June 30, 2023 | 3As of May 31, 2023. This reflects the committed capital of, and investments made by, dedicated private equity funds, and a special purpose “warehousing” vehicle formed to hold certain investments prior to close.
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Alternative investment products and services may be offered through iCapital Securities, LLC. Structured investment products and services may be offered through Axio Financial LLC and/or SIMON Markets LLC. iCapital Securities LLC, Axio Financial LLC, and SIMON Markets LLC are each a registered broker/dealer, member FINRA and SIPC, and an affiliate of Institutional Capital Network, Inc. (“iCapital”). Alaia Capital LLC, an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), acts as a portfolio consultant to m+ funds and is an affiliate of iCapital. Outcome Driven Strategies, LLC and Cornerstone Advisory, each an investment adviser registered with the SEC, provide investment advisory services for the structured investment separately managed accounts described herein. Outcome Driven Strategies, LLC is jointly owned by Axio Advisors LLC and Cornerstone Advisory (not affiliated with iCapital).
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