Multi-boutique asset management firm Copia Investment Partners has announced a strategic partnership with ECP Asset Management, where the former will provide exclusive retail distribution and marketing support for the latter.
Sydney-based ECP Asset Management was the fund manager for listed investment company ECP Emerging Growth Limited, formerly Barrack Street, founded by ex-Hyperion founder Emmanuel Pohl who was their chief investment officer.
“Copia has a proven track record in raising assets in the financial advice channel and we view our partnership as a good strategic and cultural fit,” Pohl said.
Copia would also act as the responsible entity for the ECP Growth Companies Fund, which would be launched as a unit trust which would offer retail investors access to the strategy that had only been available to institutional clients.
ECP was a high conviction Australian equities specialist investment manager with a team of six investment professionals and $1.7 billion funds under management.
Sam Baillieu, chief executive for Copia, said: “ECP brings to Copia a highly respected and experienced institutional grade investment proposition that we are excited to take to the retail market”.