August 2019

Flexibility: Our Strategic Investment Group’s Edge

Senior members of the firm discuss the Strategic Investments Group’s (“SIG”) formation, process, and investment edge. In this overview video, you’ll hear how SIG looks to exploit compelling risk-adjusted return opportunities by leveraging the full power of our investment platform.


Leverages our global platform

Few investment teams have the advantage of working within one of the oldest and largest independent alternative asset management firms. As the video highlights, SIG’s ability to leverage our global platform provides a unique ability to receive deal flow, investment opportunities, and market intelligence from our extensive manager relationships across alternative investments. David Richter, Managing Director, Hedge Fund Strategies, explains, “These ideas are higher return-seeking ideas. There are risks and volatility associated with these ideas, but they are quite eclectic coming from all different managers across sectors and regions, therefore they have a lower overall market correlation. So the idea that we can enhance our overall portfolio with ideas that are high return-seeking and lower correlated is very attractive in today’s environment.”


Flexible implementation

Fred Pollock, Group Head, Strategic Investment Group, notes that “a flexible mandate is essential to making opportunistic investments, [SIG] can invest across geographies, sectors, as well as the capital structure. Most importantly, we can invest across the liquidity spectrum.” This flexibility extends not only to the investments, but to the structure of offerings. SIG assesses the relative value of opportunities across GCM Grosvenor’s global investment platform and executes what the team believes to be the best opportunities, generally via direct investments and co-investments.


Dedicated team

The investment professionals and traders in SIG are supported by GCM Grosvenor’s global investment and operations staff throughout all stages of the investment and execution processes. SIG’s access to the significant resources on our platform provides valuable efficiencies and speed to execution, which are critical for any tactical investment program.



For more, read Multi-Asset Investing: An Alternative Approach.





Important Disclosures: 

Investments in alternatives are speculative and involve substantial risk, including strategy risks, manager risks, market risks, and structural/operational risks, and may result in the possible loss of your entire investment. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
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