Catalyst Crests $2B in AUM as Liquid Alt Assets Grow 100% YoY

May 28 2015 | 11:32am ET

Liquid alternatives company Catalyst Funds has surpassed $2 billion in assets under management. 

The Huntington, NY-based investment manager has grown assets by 100% since June of 2014, according to a press release, highlighting the strong demand for liquid alternative instruments among investors. 

“Catalyst has worked hard to provide distinct, ‘intelligent alternative’ investment strategies to investors, and we are thrilled that the market’s interest in our offerings has propelled us to such rapid growth,” noted Jerry Szilagyi, CEO of Catalyst Funds, in the release.  

Catalyst, which was founded in 2006, is one of several companies that have taken a range of strategies typically pursued by hedge fund managers and created mutual fund products around them, offering investors the ability to participate in such strategies for far lower cost and with the benefit of the daily liquidity available on traded exchanges.

Catalyst’s 25 liquid alternative products include dynamic equity, hedged strategies, alternative income, global equity and focused equity funds. 

In addition to forming products internally, Catalyst has also been known to merge with managers unable to gather significant, convert them into mutual funds, and bring the manager on as a portfolio manager under Catalyst.

The Catalyst Hedged Futures Strategy Fund (HFXAX) is one of three such hedge funds that Catalyst has converted into a mutual fund product.


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