Winston Capital Partners (Winston) has today opened its doors for business, aiming to become Australia’s leading specialist funds management and third party marketing and distribution firm.
The firm has also announced a foundation alliance with Australian specialist investment management firm Select Asset Management.
Winston is led by founding partners Stephen Robertson and Andrew Fairweather. The management team brings to market a unique combination of world class financial services marketing and distribution expertise, together with seasoned funds management experience honed over a combined 40+ years.
The firm will build its presence in the Australian market based on four key pillars: funds formation, third party distribution, capital raising and specialist advisory.
“Winston fills a gap in the Australian investment management market for professional distribution, capital raising and advice services which, at their core, link best in class domestic and offshore fund managers to philosophically aligned investors,” said Winston Founding Partner, Stephen Robertson
“Kindred to these services, Winston will also develop specialist asset management product lines which will target the growing demand for innovative alpha generation and investment capability in Australia,” Mr Fairweather said. Winston understands that many investment managers seek to focus on their core activity of managing investments. By partnering with Winston, managers can focus on their passion knowing their capability is professionally delivered to investors that place a greater reliance on working with a trusted funds management provider.”
For international fund managers, Winston would undertake the often complex market entry tasks. By partnering with Winston, offshore managers will enjoy a successful and risk-mitigated experience across the spectrum of investment and fiduciary requirements, regulatory obligations and investor needs.
Select Asset Management
Key to bringing great asset managers to investors involves assessing operational standards and the alpha generating ability of each manager or investment offer. To provide that end-to-end proposition, Winston is pleased to announce an alliance with Select Asset Management (Select).
Select brings an important element to Winston’s value proposition by providing due diligence services through its Fiduciary Service offer; manager and investment assessment through its Investment Consulting capability; and Responsible Entity and trustee services required to successfully deliver quality products to investors.
Winston and Select will now offer a complete service, covering back office, regulatory and compliance, marketing, distribution and product packaging, benefiting fund managers and investors with a convenient all-in-one solution.
Commenting on the alliance with Winston, Brendan Foley, Select’s Chief Executive Officer said: “the launch of our new product manufacturing, fiduciary and due diligence services headed by Alex Wise, combined with Winston Capital’s distribution and marketing services, delivers a compelling proposition to managers and end investors. Having also appointed Winston to represent Select in the market, ensures that our current customised portfolio solution clients will have the same level of service from Select as always. Select will also have the ability to look at new clients with Stephen’s extensive network.”
Commenting on the establishment of Winston Capital Partners, founding partner Stephen Robertson said: “the future is bright for specialist service providers in our sector. Winston has made a great start, having secured two advisory roles to an infrastructure fund and international manager; and the third party distribution function with Select. We look forward to working with Select and the broader market moving forward.”
Winston Capital Partner Contact Details
+61 418 387 427
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About Winston Capital Partners
Winston is a specialist funds management group that assists funds management businesses improve their distribution, marketing and strategic performance with a focus on creating new revenue opportunities for its clients, as well as increasing revenue from existing products and services. It seeks best in class active fund managers from across the globe and delivers them to Australian investors in a way that suits their preferences. Its service to fund managers includes funds creation, third party distribution, capital raising and advisory.
Formed in 2012 by Stephen Robertson and Andrew Fairweather, Winston Capital’s Founding Partners have over 40 years of industry experience ranging from institutional and retail distribution and capital raising, marketing, strategic development and product development gained from working at some of the world’s and Australia’s most prestigious firms including JP Morgan, Salomon Smith Barney, Citi Asset Management, Rothschild, AMP Limited and Macquarie Bank.
About Select Asset Management
Select was founded in 2002 as a specialist investment management group focusing on wealth creation and capital preservation. The Select group believes that the key to long term wealth creation is to achieve attractive compounding rates of return above the cash return, in addition to limiting major losses to capital in difficult markets conditions. Select achieves this through operating and providing multi-asset portfolios and specialist funds managed or advised on by its own investment manager and asset consultant, Select Investment Partners Limited, as well as those managed by selected external specialist fund managers. Further information on Select and Select IP can be found at www.selectfunds.com.au.
Disclaimer: This media release is general in nature and does not take account of any particular investor’s objectives, financial situation or needs. Investors should seek professional advice before making investment decisions. © Winston Capital Pty Ltd 2012.