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Fortigent, a provider of high-net-worth solutions and consulting services, has formed a partnership with Central Park Group, an independent investment advisory firm that delivers private client and smaller institutional investors access to institutional hedge fund, private equity, real estate and fund of funds talent.
This new partnership provides investment advisers and financial institutions served by Fortigent with significantly expanded access to an industry leading platform of institutional hedge funds, private equity, real estate and funds of funds enhanced with research, due diligence and asset allocation guidance.
Fortigent is a wholly-owned subsidiary of LPL Financial Holdings, the parent company of LPL Financial LLC, the nation's largest independent broker-dealer, a leading RIA custodian and institutional service provider.
Additionally, as part of this strategic partnership and following an extensive review process, Fortigent selected Central Park Group as adviser and manager of its access funds. The former Fortigent funds are now part of the Central Park Group platform, reinforcing Fortigent's commitment to a fully open architecture approach with respect to asset manager selection for its customers.
Central Park Group has established a platform of offerings, supported by research, due diligence and client service, that provides financial advisers and private clients with alternative investment strategies. Fortigent will supplement the platform with manager suggestions, independent research, due diligence, monitoring and asset allocation guidance.
"We conducted a lengthy search to find an adviser/manager for our access funds," says David Littleton, senior managing director at Fortigent. "After careful consideration of several candidates, we concluded that Central Park Group has the experience, expertise and integrity to manage the funds with the skill and care that advisers and end clients have come to expect from Fortigent. We believe this was an excellent time to transition management and advisory oversight of these funds to Central Park Group, consistent with our continued emphasis on an open architecture approach with no proprietary investment vehicles for the customers we serve."
"As high net worth investor demand for institutional quality alternative investments increases, so does the need for independent research, due diligence and portfolio allocation guidance," says Greg Brousseau (pictured), co-chief executive and co-chief investment officer, Central Park Group. "In our over 20 years of making high quality alternative investments available to high net worth investors, we have been committed to delivering access to innovative and opportunistic strategies with a focus on education. Fortigent resources will supplement Central Park Group research and allow us to provide investors and their financial advisers unparalleled information and investment guidance."
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