Manager development and our network of capital providers support the world's leading emerging manager platform
initial screening and due diligence
No Red Flags Allowed
Ashton Global seeks to place ethical and exceptional investment managers with institutional seed capital providers. Simply put, our mission is to "bring good people together".
We perform rigorous background and reference checks and look for anything that could be a red flag for investors.
Ashton Global acts as a "referee" to ensure that only the highest-quality managers and capital providers have access to our platform.
Investor Meetings and capital introductions
Meeting Preparation and Mentoring
Once we are comfortable with a manager's background and investment strategy, our consultants mentor managers on how to successfully articulate their investment strategy to institutional investors.
We provide fund presentations, marketing materials, and conference call preparation to facilitate seed capital transactions.
This stage of the process usually takes one to three months depending on the experience of the manager.
What we like
Niche Private Equity Strategies
Small-Cap and Micro-Cap Equity
Unique Bond Strategies
Real Estate and Sale-Leasebacks
Healthcare VC and PE
We encourage new managers to apply
Emerging managers with at least $500,000 of assets invested in a "niche strategy" are encouraged to apply. We evaluate all types of investment strategies and we operate globally. In short, we look at everything. From power trading in Central Europe to private equity in Africa, we have potential seed capital providers that may be interested. The strategies that attract the most interest are niche strategies, with small capacities, in jurisdictions with a stable rule of law.
What we don't like
Oil and Gas
Presenting your strategy to investors
After a rigorous application process, managers may be selected to present their investment strategy to a variety of suitable institutional investors. Investors can include funds of funds, pension funds, family offices, or high-net-worth financial advisors.
Structuring your seed capital transaction
After successful discussions with investors, managers may be offered a seed investment. A series of conference calls with the seed capital provider and the emerging manager will help to clarify terms related to the transaction. The manager will then have roughly two weeks to accept or decline the offer.
Launching your fund with long-term capital
After accepting an offer, the attorneys for the seed capital provider will draft and finalize documentation related to the seed transaction. This includes management agreements, fee structures, setting up custodian accounts, and resolving any tax considerations for the investment manager.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Emerging Manager Program
Please review the FAQs to learn more about the application and due diligence process for our emerging manager program.