SOURCE Pier 21 Asset Management Inc.
MONTREAL, April 29, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Pier 21 Asset Management Inc. has entered into an exclusive sub-advisory relationship with global equity specialists Taube Hodson Stonex Partners LLP (THS Partners). Their 'Global Compare and Contrast' investment philosophy is now available to institutional investors, effective immediately.
With six billion dollars in assets under management, this London-based investment boutique is an independent private partnership, run by its shareholders. Since 1997, their differentiating 'Global Compare and Contrast' approach has delivered a benchmark-agnostic portfolio of approximately 70 of the best and cheapest developed market, all-capitalization stocks across 15 growth themes.
"Our partnership with THS Partners complements Pier 21's existing portfolio of global equity specialists," says David Star, President and CEO of Pier 21 Asset Management. "Our commitment is to offering unparalleled access, choice and global solutions to the institutional marketplace."
Institutional investors can access THS Partners' International Growth & Value Strategy through Pier 21 Asset Management. It is available as a segregated account and as a Canadian-domiciled pooled fund trust.
"We are delighted that our strategy has a Canadian home with the knowledgeable, diligent and proven ally we have found in Pier 21," says Cato Stonex, Founder of THS Partners. "This partnership allows us to focus on what we do best, manage money, while Pier 21 will be responsible for all other business, regulatory and oversight responsibilities in Canada."
THS Partners is confident in their conviction that in order to do better than the benchmark, they need to be different from it. The experienced six-person team of generalists has singular focus on its process, and is often contrarian with its consensus-based stock selection.
"THS meets all our criteria: they have the institutional pedigree that comes with transparency, controls and good people. They are well-established, independent thinkers who bring keen intelligence to their benchmark-agnostic portfolio construction process," says Star. "They are different, and it works."
Pier 21 Asset Management Inc. is a turnkey investment management complex that allows its selected foreign-based investment managers to offer their global strategies to institutional investors in Canada. The Firm is registered as a Portfolio Manager, Exempt Market Dealer and Investment Fund Manager in various jurisdictions across Canada. Pier 21 Asset Management is based in Montreal and has three billion dollars in assets under management.
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