Boutique asset manager with unique distribution approach

Mon Feb 14, 2011

Joy Dunbar, editor of Absolute UCITS, speaks with the former co-heads of Insight Investment’s multi-asset team, Patrick Armstrong and Dr Ana Cukic Armstrong, about their new business, distribution model and investment approach.

The formation of Armstrong Investment Managers is a prime example of the much talked about convergence between the traditional long-only asset and hedge fund worlds colliding.

Dr Ana Cukic Armstrong: joint managing partner of Armstrong Investment Managers

AIM was formed by former co-heads of Insight Investment's multi-asset team, Patrick Armstrong and Dr Ana Cukic Armstrong, in 2009.

It has a qualified investment fund and acts as an investment manager to Distinction Asset Management, which has five daily liquid UCITS hedge funds (including one that is awaiting regulatory approval).

Distinction has been set up as a partnership between wealth managers The Fry Group - who seeded the UCITS funds and have a longstanding investor relationship with the Armstrongs - and investment management distributors Harrington Cooper.

Distinction will offer independent financial advisors 65% of equity in the business, if they commit £1 million of identifiable assets, when they float...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H


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