US funds management firm Ariel Investments has entered the Asia Pacific market by establishing an office in Sydney.
The firm intends to market its Ariel Global product – which invests in 75 to 100 stocks – to Australian and Asian institutional investors, an Ariel-issued statement said.
Ariel Investments chief executive, international and global equities, Rupal Bhansali said: “Pension and super funds across the Asia Pacific region are looking for capital appreciation driven by a proven investment process and cohesive team.
“From our negative screening process to our 360-degree scenario analysis, along with our rigorous attention to risk management, we have developed a robust and repeatable investment process to meet client objectives,” Ms Bhansali said.
The Sydney office will be headed by senior vice president and head of the Asia Pacific Ian Webber.
Mr Webber said the firm’s approach to generating “superior long-term investment outcomes” will shape Ariel’s reputation in the region.
“I am excited to introduce Ariel’s investment process to institutional investors through the region.
“The process is truly unique – most importantly it has delivered strong results for investors across different market cycles, in both absolute and relative terms,” Mr Webber said.