Titanbay and Mercer Expand Collaboration in Private Markets


Titanbay, a private markets investment platform for sophisticated investors, and Mercer, a global specialist in redesigning retirement and driving investment results, are deepening their partnership.

Titanbay and Mercer expanded their collaboration this week to provide a private markets solution for wealth managers and private banks.

In the next phase of the relationship, Mercer will support Titanbay’s fund selection and due diligence process, which will include access to its global manager research covering all private markets asset classes, the company said. in a press release.

A senior alternative investment professional from Mercer will also serve on Titanbay’s investment advisory board, supporting Titanbay’s curation of what it considers the best private markets portfolio of leading funds, the company added.

Wealth managers and private banks using the Titanbay platform will have access to Mercer’s fund ratings and investment due diligence summaries on funds offered on the platform, the company said.

This builds on the existing collaboration that allows wealth managers to build portfolios, across the range of private market strategies, for their clients using a blend of Mercer’s expertise in implemented private market portfolios. via Titanbay’s platform, the company added.

The Titanbay platform helps wealth managers by simplifying investing in private markets for a wider set of clients through reduced investment minimums, a sophisticated technology solution while maintaining an investment due diligence process. ‘investment.

Welcoming the decision, Amit Popat, Partner at Mercer and Europe and AMEA Head of Wealth Management, Endowments and Foundations, said, “We are delighted to extend our relationship with Titanbay, bringing the full weight of our research and private markets expertise to support fund selection and due diligence on the platform.

“Our recent Global Survey of Wealth Managers revealed that 73% of respondents are currently invested in or plan to invest in illiquid assets within the next 12 months. Through our combined offering, we continue to provide unprecedented access to attractive investment opportunities in markets and segments traditionally reserved for institutional investors,” he continued.

Thomas Eskebaek, CEO of Titanbay, added: “Along with greater access, we know that due diligence is absolutely essential for wealth managers to feel confident in recommending private markets investments to their clients. By working even more closely with Mercer, our partners and investors can have complete confidence that our portfolio of funds is among the most respected in the industry, as we continue our shared commitment to expanding access to the assets.

Other members of Titanbay’s investment advisory board include Benjamin Gargui, head of manager selection at EJS Investment Management, the investment arm of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation; Jean François Le Ruyet, partner in the Quilvest Private Equity team, co-head of co-investment programs and US/Europe funds with a focus on buy-outs in Europe; Oliver Burgel, former CEO of Barings for the European region; and Przemek Obloj, managing partner and CIO at Blue Horizon, and former managing director and head of European private equity at PSP Investments, the company said.


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