What We Do

Absolute Return Investments

Launched in 1996, Investcorp’s Absolute Return Investments (ARI) team has deep experience and expertise creating customized solutions for clients across strategies, including:

  • Multi-Manager Hedge Fund Portfolios
  • Seeding Investment Managers
  • Special Opportunity Portfolios
  • Strategic Capital Investments in Alternative Asset Managers (GP Stakes)
  • Cross Asset Class Investments

Based in New York, our investment professionals have an average of 20+ years of industry experience and employ a robust and disciplined investment process to ARI’s approximate US $4.5 billion in AUM.

Investcorp regularly further aligns its of interests with investors by deploying capital from its balance sheet and sharing in the risks and rewards of many investments.

We maintain a culture of continuous product innovation with a focus on absolute return mandates. We are an established pioneer in the field of emerging managers, with an award-winning platform.

At an early stage, we recognized the potential for emerging managers to out-perform their more-established peers:

  • In 2004, Investcorp launched its seeding platform as one of the first within the alternative asset management space, providing seed and acceleration capital and distribution capabilities to emerging managers with proven track records.
  • To date, Investcorp has provided seed or acceleration capital to more than 20 managers across a broad range of differentiated strategies, and was recognized as having the “Best Seeding Platform” by Hedgeweek’s USA Awards 2019.
  • Investcorp has also launched numerous special opportunities portfolios to enable investors to capitalize on unique economic market opportunities and dislocations.

Our team of dedicated employees seeks to deliver performance for our investors by applying their expertise and experience across the program’s investment management, research, performance evaluation, risk management, operations and compliance, seeding business development and client service.