Challenger's boutique funds management business, Fidante Partners, has recruited Australian-based global value manager Avenir Capital to its ranks.
Avenir Capital was founded by chief executive officer Adrian Warner in 2011. Mr Warner, who has a background in private equity investment in Australia, Asia and the US, personally manages the Avenir Value Fund.
The boutique manager specialises in fundamental, value-orientated and "special situation" investments in global equity markets.
"Its investment objective is to compound wealth for investors by investing in materially mispriced securities which can be bought with a large margin of safety and that offer the potential for superior returns with limited risk of permanent loss of capital," said a statement by Fidante Partners.
Fidante Partners general manager Nick Hamilton said Avenir Capital's "private equity heritage" provides the "foundation for long-term success".
"By combining Avenir’s investment capability with our Australian and international distribution channels, we are confident that the fund will continue to prosper over the coming years," Mr Hamilton said.
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