AB (AllianceBernstein L.P.) is a leading investment-management and research firm with $480 billion in client AUM. We provide clients with forward-looking perspective, independent research and investment discipline across all asset classes—equity, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. Our experts constantly share ideas and make connections across disciplines, geographies, asset classes and sectors. Every day, we work with clients to earn their trust, move their vision forward and help keep them ahead of tomorrow.
Understand. Act. This two-word philosophy is at the core of what we do. To stand out as the investment partner our clients trust, we listen closely to understand their needs, then act decisively to deliver solutions. We are a diversified active investment manager with a strong parent company, a culture of risk management and $506 billion in AUM. With 25 offices worldwide and over 540 investment professionals, we provide global investment and research capabilities with consultative local delivery. Assets under management as of December 31, 2016, offices as of June 30, 2016, investment professionals as of March 31, 2016.
Driven by a culture of deep research and innovation, with clients’ goals foremost, we identify superior investment capabilities and deliver effective, sustainable portfolio solutions. Altegris provides access to the potential benefits of managed futures, private equity, long/short equity, long/short real estate, and long/short fixed income strategies backed by a research process that capitalizes on finding what we believe are the leading alternative managers. The access points can be provided by different structures, including mutual funds, RIC, and private placements.
Since 1931, American Funds, part of Capital Group, has helped investors pursue long-term investment success. Our consistent approach—in combination with The Capital System℠--has resulted in a consistent long-term track record. Our investment process, The Capital System, combines individual accountability with teamwork. Each fund is divided into portions that are managed independently by investment professionals with diverse backgrounds, ages and investment approaches. An extensive global research effort is the backbone of our system.
BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At December 31, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.1 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares® (exchange-traded funds), and other pooled investment vehicles. BlackRock also offers risk management, advisory and enterprise investment system services to a broad base of institutional investors through BlackRock Solutions®. As of December 31, 2016, the firm had approximately 13,000 employees in more than 30 countries and a major presence in global markets, including North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East and Africa.
CAIS is the leading open-architecture financial product platform offering independent wealth management firms access to a diversified menu of alternative investment funds and capital markets offerings. The platform provides streamlined workflow for an expanding list of offerings including hedge funds, private equity and debt, real estate, structured solutions, syndicate, trade execution and precious metals. These offerings are complemented by a robust set of management and reporting tools, and fund offerings are further distinguished by independent due diligence provided by Mercer Investment Consulting LLC.
Davis Advisors is an independent, employee-owned investment firm founded in 1969. Davis manages approximately $37 billion, primarily in US Large Cap, US All Cap, Global & International equities, through SMAs, mutual funds & wrap accounts. The Davis family, directors & employees have more than $2 billion invested alongside clients and Davis is the largest single investor in each strategy.
With USD 746 billion of assets under management as of December 31, 2016, Deutsche Asset Management is one of the world’s leading investment management organizations. Deutsche Asset Management offers individuals and institutions traditional and alternative investments across all major asset classes. Deutsche Asset Management is the brand name of the Asset Management division of the Deutsche Bank Group. The respective legal entities offering products or services under the Deutsche Asset Management brand are specified in the respective contracts, sales materials and other product information documents.
Dimensional Fund Advisors LP is a leading global investment firm that has been translating academic research into practical investment solutions since 1981. We strive to build deep, enduring relationships with advisors who share our desire to create better financial outcomes for clients. Dimensional and its global affiliates manage $460 billion for clients worldwide as of December 31, 2016.
eMoney Advisor, LLC, based in Radnor, Pennsylvania, is the only wealth-planning platform for financial professionals and firms that offers superior transparency, accessibility, security, and organization for everything that affects their clients’ financial lives. A technology envisioned and created by advisors for advisors, eMoney's award-winning software and resources are tailored to transform the advisor's ability to implement comprehensive financial plans and prepare their clients for a secure financial future.
Tamarac solves the most critical technology issue for independent advisors by integrating portfolio management, performance reporting, trading, rebalancing, CRM and client portal into a single web-based platform. Over the last decade, Tamarac has built a reputation for delivering best-in-class software, training and support, servicing more than 800 independent advisory firms, collectively managing over $500B in assets. Components of Tamarac’s Advisor Xi suite can be purchased separately and added over time to build out an integrated platform that best meets your firm’s needs.
First Trust Portfolios L.P. and its affiliate First Trust Advisors L.P. (collectively "First Trust") were established in 1991 with a mission to offer investors a better way to invest. At First Trust, we are single-minded about providing trusted investment products and advisory services. We're inspired every day by how financial advisors and their customers use our products and services to define goals, solve problems and develop long-term strategies. As of January 31, 2017, First Trust offers 115 ETFs, has approximately $100 billion in assets under management or supervision, and is the 6th largest ETF provider in the U.S.
FlexShares® offers funds specifically designed with real-world goals in mind. Each fund is designed to pursue specific investment objectives: growing assets, managing risk, generating income and managing liquidity. FlexShares product engineering combines the understanding of these investor needs with thoughtful design and global portfolio expertise to produce investment strategies that improve and simplify the investment decision process for the long-term investor.
Golub Capital is a nationally recognized credit asset manager with over $18 billion of capital under management. For over 20 years, the firm has provided credit to help medium-sized U.S. businesses grow. The firm's award-winning middle market lending business helps provide financing for middle market companies and their private equity sponsors. Golub Capital's credit expertise also forms the foundation of its Late Stage Lending and Broadly Syndicated Loan businesses. Golub Capital has worked hard to build a reputation as a fast, reliable provider of compelling finance solutions, and we believe this has inspired repeat clients and investors. Today, the firm has over 300 employees with lending offices in Chicago, New York and San Francisco.
iCapital Network is a powerful financial technology platform that provides modular alternative investment solutions for registered investment advisors, broker-dealers, private banks, family offices and other sophisticated investors. The state-of-the-art online portal offers a curated selection of private equity funds and hedge funds, extensive due diligence support, an automated subscription process and integration with a wide range of custodial platforms and reporting packages. The firm’s customizable technology and specialized suite of services is also used by asset managers and financial institutions to streamline and automate their private fund operations.
IMCA is the only professional association dedicated to advanced investment advisors and wealth managers. IMCA’s Certified Investment Management Analyst® (CIMA®) and Certified Private Wealth Advisor® (CPWA®) certifications, conferences, and membership provide financial professionals with the education and expertise to grow their business and better serve their clients.
Since 2006, Invest in Others has provided a platform for advisors to increase awareness, visibility, and funding to their favorite non-profits. We recognize individuals and firms for giving back to their communities. By sharing their stories and awarding funding to causes that matter to them, we raise awareness, encourage others to get involved, channel additional resources to those in need, and demonstrate the generosity of the financial advice industry.
JLL Income Property Trust is an institutionally-managed, daily NAV REIT. The offering currently includes a $2.3B portfolio of core commercial real estate with 70 properties diversified across property type, geography and tenants. JLL Income Property Trust is advised by LaSalle Investment Management, an investment management company with $60B AUM as of 12/31/16 and sponsored by JLL, a Fortune 500 global real estate services firm.
For over a century, J.P. Morgan Asset Management has served some of the world's most demanding clients. With more than $1.4 trillion in AUM, we leverage our robust investment capabilities across the globe to deliver industry-leading investment solutions. J.P. Morgan Funds is committed to providing financial advisors with the highest level of market and investment insights, solutions and support to help them strengthen their business practices and forge stronger client relationships.
Kopernik Global Investors, LLC is a global equity specialist founded in July 2013. We are a client-centric, 100% employee-owned firm, managing approximately $2.6B across private clients, endowments and corporations. Kopernik draws from the same investment philosophy and process that our founder and CIO, David Iben, has been successfully developing for 35 years. We believe that accomplished investors who trust their own analysis and instincts can generate significant excess returns as a result of market inefficiencies
Morgan Creek Capital Management, LLC is a SEC-registered investment adviser providing investment management services to institutions and wealthy families. We provide a customized investment solution to clients in need of a targeted investment program, as well as discretionary strategies to assist clients in building investment programs based on the University Endowment Model. We provide Asset Allocation, Manager Selection, and Portfolio Construction.
Nuveen is guided by a deep commitment to securing the long-term goals of individual investors and the advisors who serve them. We provide access to investment expertise from leading asset managers and solutions across traditional and alternative asset classes. Nuveen has $882B in assets under management as of December 31, 201
OppenheimerFunds, Inc. is one of the largest and most reputable investment management firms in the country. OppenheimerFunds and its subsidiaries offer a broad array of products and services to individuals, institutional investors and corporations worldwide. OppenheimerFunds, including its subsidiaries, managed more than $217 billion in assets for over 13 million shareholder accounts, including sub-accounts, as of June 30, 2016.
Orion Advisor Services is the premier portfolio accounting service provider for advisors. Orion frees advisors from back-office tedium so they can enjoy their business again by devoting their time and energy to better serving clients. Orion provides the integrated and fully customizable technology solutions that advisors need to help them grow their businesses over the long term. The firm’s solutions empower more than 825 advisory firms with total assets under administration in excess of $315 billion from more than 1,300,000 individual accounts. Orion is SSAE 16 Type II Audited and is the only ISO 27001 Certified portfolio accounting provider.
Founded in 1971, PIMCO is dedicated to delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns through all market and economic cycles for financial professionals, individuals, corporations and institutions across the globe. Our time-tested investment process combines top-down macroeconomic perspectives with extensive bottom-up research, individual security analysis and risk management.
Today, Putnam provides investment services across a range of equity, fixed income, absolute return, and alternative strategies. A global asset manager serving individuals, institutions, and retirement plan sponsors, Putnam distributes its services largely through intermediaries via offices and strategic alliances in North America, Europe, and Asia.
For nearly four decades, State Street Global Advisors has been committed to helping our clients, and those who rely on them, achieve financial security. We partner with many of the world's largest, most sophisticated investors and financial intermediaries to help them reach their goals through a rigorous, research-driven investment process spanning both indexing and active disciplines. With trillions* in assets, our scale and global reach offer clients access to markets, geographies and asset classes, and allow us to deliver thoughtful insights and innovative solutions. State Street Global Advisors is the investment management arm of State Street Corporation. *Assets under management were $2.30 trillion as of March 31, 2016. AUM reflects approx. $32.6 billion (as of March 31, 2016) with respect to which State Street Global Markets, LLC (SSGM) serves as marketing agent; SSGM and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.
T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. has been managing money since 1937 and, today, stands as a leading provider of investment management services. We offer providers a broad array of active U.S. and non-U.S. equity and fixed-income strategies, through both retail and institutional mutual funds. We emphasize proprietary, fundamental research; close attention to risk management; and consistency of style. We believe that by doing so, we can continue to provide the solid, long-term risk-adjusted performance investors have the right to expect. A financially sound, independent organization with strong employee ownership, T. Rowe Price Group, Inc. has $810.8 B billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2016.
Tradeweb Direct is the retail fixed income division of Tradeweb Markets, a premier source for the fixed income security needs for the buy-side, broker-dealers, financial advisors, traders and middle market investors. Tradeweb Direct delivers access to real-time inventory, competitive pricing, leading operational infrastructure, and streamlined post-trade processing. Comprehensive integration with internal and third-party systems provides clients with seamless front-to-back connectivity, order validation and post-trade execution. Paired with enhanced portfolio management solutions for in-depth analysis and customized reporting, the Tradeweb Direct offering helps the retail trading community maximize efficiency, achieve best execution and improve the overall performance of their trading operations.
With a heritage dating to our founding in 1922, USAA Investments has been managing money since 1971. Our investment management excellence is rooted in values of service, loyalty, honesty and integrity. Advisors and their clients don’t need to be USAA members to benefit from our fixed-income expertise, our 43 Morningstar 4 & 5 star rated funds or our recognition by Cerulli for outstanding client satisfaction. USAA Investments has over $69 billion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2016.
USCF operates on the leading edge of Exchange Traded Product (ETP) innovation. The firm broke new ground with the launch of the first oil ETP, the United States Oil Fund (USO), in 2006. Over the next decade, USCF designed and issued twelve more specialty ETPs across commodity and equity asset classes. USCF currently manages over $5 billion from its headquarters in Oakland, California.
Vanguard is one of the world’s largest investment management companies, providing an extensive array of investments, services, and practice management solutions to help financial advisors build their practices and serve their clients. As of December 31, 2016, we managed more than $3.63 trillion in U.S. fund assets, including a full range of low-cost ETFs and mutual funds.
Virtus is a distinctive partnership of investment managers committed to the long-term success of investors. We provide access to a variety of investment styles from which clients and their advisors can design customized solutions.