At ISP, we invest our human and equity capital in identifying and bringing to market emerging fund managers that fit with the investment objectives of our network of Limited Partners.
Our Services offering is focused on empowering our General Partners to focus on allocating capital, while providing potential investors with exclusive access to these investment opportunities.
For Limited Partners
ISPartners Investment Solutions AG (“ISP”) specializes in incubating, shaping and structuring both new and emerging fund managers, providing investors with access to high quality investment opportunities. We are experts at identifying, validating, commercializing and monitoring skill-based investment strategies.
SKIN IN THE GAME
Unlike a typical placement agent, we are investors in the funds we bring to market and our remuneration is fully aligned with the economic performance of the General Partner. We require that we act as a direct representative on the board or investment committee of any fund manager we bring to market to ensure this alignment.
We partner with private equity and alternative lending managers. Strategic areas of focus include healthcare, technology and private debt, in which we cover both fund solutions and select single transactions. As investors, our criteria are highly selective and process driven, combining active sourcing with referrals through our extensive network which gives us access to a selection of high quality asset managers. We put qualifying managers through a rigorous, two-tiered due diligence process that spans identifying the main drivers of risk-adjusted return and a full operational review.
Limited Partners in our network are sophisticated family offices and institutional investors. In addition to providing investors with unique insights into the evolving landscape of opportunities, we share intelligence and feedback on exciting new investment areas as well as existing managers. We provide access to our network of industry experts in our areas of strategic focus, and hold educational events on relevant topics for our investors.
For General Partners
ISPartners Investment Solutions AG (“ISP”) specializes in incubating, shaping and structuring emerging and expanding asset managers. We proactively source and partner with promising General Partners that would benefit from our support through their life cycle.
Critical to the successful launch of any fund is a coherent and viable investment strategy that is aligned with the current needs of investors. We give valuable strategic advice based on the constant dialog with our Limited Partner network. We work intensively with fund managers to shape their strategy, presentation and processes in light of industry standards and investor expectations.
We have a long track record of structuring an array of funds with a select network of trusted service providers. On behalf of the General Partner we coordinate service provider selection, legal and tax structuring, documentation and operational set-up. We ensure governance and ownership structures meet industry standards, and provide risk management and reporting services post-close.
ISP has extensive experience shaping the marketing strategies of fund managers and targeting the appropriate Limited Partners. We critically review marketing materials and provide presentation coaching, helping to define and reshape the value proposition of the fund. We draft a precise fundraising strategy, including scenario planning to maximize probability of success, determining when and how to close and when to approach specific investors. Event and roadshow organization, publicity, and investor relationship management through fund closing are all provided by ISP.