Global alternative asset manager Tikehau Capital has teamed up with fintech platform iCapital to increase wealth managers’ access to its private market investing opportunities.
Through the partnership, Tikehau Capital will launch a customised marketplace powered by iCapital’s technology to deliver its range of alternative offerings to wealth managers and their high net worth clients in the Emea region.
Initially, the digital solution will provide wealth managers with access to alternative investments which are generally accessible to institutional investors only. It includes Tikehau Capital’s real estate value-add strategy and its special opportunities strategy.
While institutional investors have long had access to alternative investing opportunities, high net worth investors and their advisers have historically faced significant barriers such as high investment minimums and difficulties in accessing top-tier asset managers.
Mathieu Chabran, co-founder of Tikehau Capital, said: “We believe that the trend of retail investors seeking alternative sources of returns that can offer diversification from traditional markets will be a significant force for change, and it is important for Tikehau Capital to address this trend and increase wealth managers’ access to private market investment opportunities.”
Lawrence Calcano, chairman and chief executive of iCapital, added: “Today marks another important milestone in our global expansion, and we are extremely pleased to partner with Tikehau Capital, a highly respected alternative asset manager, to provide Emea wealth managers and their clients with institutional-quality private market investment opportunities.”