Maple-Brown Abbott has partnered with Hyde Park Investment (HPI) to distribute the boutique investment manager’s UCITS funds in the UK and several European countries.
According to Maple-Brown Abbott chief executive officer and managing director Sophia Rahmani, the new partnership will allow the UCITS funds to be distributed to a broader range of UCITS fund buyers in the region, including wealth managers, family offices, and private banks.
“We are aiming to build on our existing presence across the UK and Europe for our existing UCITS funds — global listed infrastructure and Asian equity income — as well as funds we are looking to launch in the future, such as global emerging markets,” she explained.
“We believe we have compelling and differentiated investment capabilities, which are managed by globally recognised and award-winning teams. This includes the longstanding integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into the investment process for all our strategies, with our existing UCITS funds all registered Article 8.”
The firm said that the distribution agreement would complement its existing relationship with Douse Associates, a partnership spanning 17 years with a focus on institutional investors and their consultants, and some UCITS buyers in the UK and Switzerland.
“We are confident that the HPI team is aligned with our culture and values at Maple-Brown Abbott, and we believe HPI’s distribution model, with experienced teams on the ground in the UK, Sweden, France, Italy and Spain, and their strong record in raising assets, will broaden our investor base in these markets,” Ms Rahmani added.
HPI director Hako Finckenstein stated that the firm was delighted to be representing Maple-Brown Abbott’s UCITS funds across the UK and Europe.
“This partnership is a natural alignment of our businesses and values, particularly our mutual commitment to ESG. Maple-Brown Abbott has nearly 40 years of excellent investment pedigree and a unique product offering which resonates strongly with the market,” he said.
“We are encouraged by the interest our clients have shown already, especially in relation to Maple-Brown Abbott’s integrated ESG capability.”
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