UnicornSP and iCapital partner to provide LatAm wealth managers with alternative investment opportunities
By Edlyn Cardoza
Unicorn Strategic Partners (UnicornSP), a distribution partner to asset managers, and iCapital, a global FinTech platform driving access to alternative investments for the wealth management industry, announced an exclusive partnership to distribute private market and hedge fund investments to financial advisors in Latin America and intermediaries in the US servicing non-resident LatAm clients.
UnicornSP will serve as a local distribution partner and product specialist, introducing funds available on the iCapital flagship platform to regional wealth managers. UnicornSP will add new senior hires dedicated to private markets to its teams in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay, and the United States to ensure comprehensive market coverage. To best serve its clients, iCapital will provide UnicornSP with product support through its in-house research and diligence team and a bespoke suite of educational tools.
“This is a new chapter for Unicorn Strategic Partners and its clients. It underscores our commitment to providing wealth managers and their clients broader access to an array of diverse investment opportunities,” said David Ayastuy, Managing Partner at UnicornSP. “In launching our partnership with iCapital, we are powering our ability to meet high-net-worth investors’ growing demand for private market and hedge fund strategies, and better support their desired portfolio outcomes.”
UnicornSP services clients, including private banks, broker-dealers, registered independent advisors, multi-family offices, and external asset managers across the Latin American markets and financial intermediaries in the US, servicing non-resident LatAm clients. Launched in 2017, UnicornSP is a leading fund distribution specialist in the region, offering comprehensive strategies and diverse investment solutions.
iCapital and UnicornSP see significant demand for the private market and hedge fund investments in LatAm alongside a desire for comprehensive educational support.
“We are delighted to strengthen our presence in the Latin American market in partnership with Unicorn Strategic Partners,” said Marco Bizzozero, Head of International at iCapital. “Latin America is of strategic importance to iCapital. This partnership represents our commitment to the wealth managers in the region by providing them with the relevant private markets and hedge fund investment solutions, expertise, and education to help them achieve their clients’ investment objectives.”
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