Thursday, 25 December 2014
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Aug 23 2010 | 2:13pm ET
Boston-based investment firm Moody Aldrich Partners has teamed up with Wilshire Funds Management to assist in the development of its open architecture hedge fund seeding platform.
The new vehicle—the MAP Harvest Fund—is a private equity fund that provides acceleration capital to promising, newly independent hedge fund investment teams. The Harvest team, with input from Wilshire, acts as an adviser to its seeded partners to assist in building out investment and key administrative functions. The Harvest platform also provides access to a global distribution network and marketing resources to drive direct asset growth in the seeded firms.
“Our investors will benefit from Wilshire’s knowledge of a broad range of client needs and preferences and the academic underpinnings and robust R&D that inform a deep understanding of capital markets, product development and risk management,” said Chris Kelley, managing partner of the MAP Harvest Fund.
The Harvest Fund intends to provide investors with exposure to multiple layers of economics including investment performance of skilled emerging managers, revenue sharing, equity-like interest in seeded managers and marketing fees, all within a robust, structured format with underlying liquidity. Investors will have access to daily transparency, capital recycling, and capacity and put rights. Wilshire’s separate account platform integrates administration, audit, reporting, and extensive risk management monitoring.
JJ Wilczewski, managing director, Wilshire Associates added, “We have spoken to many seed platforms about a potential relationship and MAP Harvest stood out because of their reputation as a first-class firm as well as our recognition of their principals’ experience and success building businesses. We look forward to helping the Harvest Fund deliver a robust, transparent and best in class offering to their clients.”
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