Global macro multi-strategy investment manager, H2O Asset Management has announced its intention to acquire systematic commodity-focused manager, Arctic Blue Capital, from UK seed funder, Stable Asset Management.
H2O announced the transaction today stating that it would bring together two highly complementary investment managers and represented a response to increasing client demand for investment strategies suited to a changing inflationary environment.
The transaction is subject to UK regulatory approval.
H2O, which was founded in 2010 and currently manages $14.6 billion on behalf of clients and will provide infrastructure and operational support to enable Arctic Blue to pursue further growth.
Commenting on the transaction, H2O chief executive, Bruno Crastes said Arctic Blue’s systematic commodity-focused strategies perfectly complemented his firm’s suite of products.
“We already share a number of top tier clients, and we look forward to serving them even better as a combined entity,” he said.
Arctic Blue founder, Jean-Jacques Duhot said joining with H2O would enable the firm to bring the best possible investment strategies in commodities to new and existing investors.