Morgan Creek Capital Management today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the Alternative Funds business of Signet Capital Management Ltd., a European-based institutional fixed income investment firm. Signet's Alternative Funds business has approximately $700 million in assets under management.
Under the agreement, Signet will contribute its funds and senior investment management team to Morgan Creek's platform, where they will apply their global fixed income experience for the benefit of Morgan Creek clients.
The current senior management team at Signet—including the firm's Founder and Co-Head of Investment Management, Mr. Marquardt, and CEO and Co-Head of Investment Management, Dr. Serge Umansky—will join Morgan Creek and continue their current roles serving clients of Signet's funds as well as complementing Morgan Creek's fixed income capabilities. Signet's offices in London, and Lausanne, Switzerland, will become part of Morgan Creek's global network.
"We are excited to have Bob, Serge and the entire Signet team join Morgan Creek, a union that will benefit both our present and future clients," said Mark W. Yusko, the Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek. "This agreement represents a major achievement in our overall strategy to expand our global footprint and bring on talented investment professionals to help address the increasingly complex global investment environment."