Last updated: 19:42 / Tuesday, 10 February 2015
Expertise in Growth Equities

La Française Partners with U.S. Asset Management Firm Alger

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La Française Partners with U.S. Asset Management Firm Alger
  • La Française will take a 49.9% interest in Alger, an affiliate of Fred Alger Management, Inc., a U.S. asset management firm
  • La Française, through its European network, will provide distribution capabilities and acceleration capital, and Alger will contribute its recognized expertise in growth equities
  • For more than 50 years Fred Alger Management, Inc. has been considered a globally recognized pioneer of growth style investment management
  • Fred Alger Management, Inc. manages approximately $22.4 billion

La Française, an international multi-class asset manager, announces the signing of a strategic partnership (pending regulatory approval) with Alger Management, Ltd. La Française will take a 49.9% interest in Alger, an affiliate of Fred Alger Management, Inc., a U.S. asset management firm. Two executives of La Française will sit on the newly appointed five member Board of Alger.

This alliance offers a unique opportunity to create synergies in distribution, market development, and product diversification, says the firm. La Française, through its European network and with the support of its majority shareholder, Credit Mutuel Nord Europe, will provide distribution capabilities and acceleration capital, and Fred Alger Management, Inc. will contribute its recognized expertise in growth equities.

For more than 50 years Fred Alger Management, Inc. has been considered a globally recognized pioneer of growth style investment management, focusing primarily on U.S. equities with additional capabilities in international and alternative equities. It has a long-standing track record and has been recognized numerous times in Europe as a Lipper Funds Awards winner.

Fred Alger Management, Inc. manages approximately $22.4 billion (31/12/2014). Its investment philosophy, in place since its founding in 1964, seeks to identify the best investment opportunities for clients by focusing on companies undergoing “Positive Dynamic Change.” This philosophy, and its analyst-driven investment process, is built on original, fundamental, bottom-up research provided by a more than 40 person investment team.

Patrick Rivière, Managing Director of La Française says, “We pride ourselves in bringing institutional quality investment solutions within everyone’s reach. Together, with Alger, we’ll be developing new markets and building on its well-merited reputation among American retail and institutional investors as a high-standing and innovative asset manager. These past three years of intensive international development have led to this ultimate partnership, completing our now established equities expertise.”

“Establishing this relationship with La Française is another step we are taking to build our presence outside the U.S.,” said Dan Chung, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Fred Alger Management. “La Française is one of the leading asset managers in Europe, and I am quite pleased that Alger will be working together with La Française to provide expertise in U.S. equities as we build this partnership.”

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