Our Difference

Why is GAF unique?

Unique Access

We provide access to the best alternative asset managers globally with proven track records spanning numerous cycles. The managers we invest with are typically oversubscribed and unique access is underpinned by deep global relationships.

Expertise

Our Investments approach is founded on close to 75 years of collective experience, specifically in alternative asset investment. Our leaders have gained experience and built their technical expertise at the most reputable investment banks and alternative asset managers in the world.

Alignment

In all instances, we invest our capital alongside our clients’ capital. Following extensive market research and investment due diligence, we select the investment opportunities we believe are best in market and will provide attractive risk-adjusted returns. The asset managers’ interests are also closely aligned. ​ ​

Independence

As an investor, we select investment opportunities on merit only. We make decisions with complete independence and receive no financial remuneration from asset managers on capital invested.​

How we do it

What is the GAF process?

1. Manager and fund selection

GAF conducts ongoing active research to filter, and as appropriate, engage with top tier global alternative asset managers. This is done by leveraging our deep and longstanding relationships with managers as well as our strong technical expertise.

2. Active investment control

GAF arranges, for the managers it invests with, to pitch directly to investors, enabling ongoing relationships to be built. GAF facilitates active control, allowing investors to decide which funds and strategies to participate in.

3. Capital aggregation

GAF, via its online platform, aggregates capital and establishes Australian domiciled vehicles to present “one investor” to global managers, resulting in unprecedented access, lower overall fees and preferred terms for investors.

4. Streamlined investment process

GAF reviews, negotiates and executes all associated investment documentation, including PPMs,  Data Room Information & Data, Tax Declarations and Subscription Agreements. Via our online investment process, our clients are able to independently diligence and invest with the managers they choose.

5. Capital management

GAF manages all capital calls, distributions and associated cashflows over the life of the investments to ensure seamless cash management and to minimise execution costs.

6. Regular reporting

GAF reviews, distills and delivers quarterly reporting on an ongoing basis. As part of this process, GAF meets with managers regularly and monitors investments to ensure managers stay true to their mandate and investments are reflected accordingly in reports to GAF’s investors.

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How we do it

What does GAF look for in a manager?

Robust processes

 

  • ✔  Clear and differentiated relative value investment approach
  • ✔  Well articulated and demonstrated due diligence process
  • ✔  Focus on operational value creation and responsible ownership


Significant resources

 

  • ✔  Dedicated investment and operational teams with deep and relevant experience
  • ✔  Rigorous governance, audit, ESG and risk management frameworks
  • ✔  Proprietary sourcing channels and dedicated execution specialists


Strong and consistent performance

 

  • ✔  Strong track record through investment and economic cycles
  • ✔  Alignment with investors and and investment targets’ management teams
  • ✔  Detailed operational and performance reporting
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