AUSTRALIA- Intech Investment Consultants has formed a commercial alliance with Quentin Ayers, an alternative assets specialist.
The new relationship will allow Intech to advise clients on alternative investments, said Michael Monaghan, Intech CEO.
“Intech’s focus is on seeking out new sources of returns and we believe that the alternative assets space can provide attractive opportunities, particularly in private equity,” said Monaghan (pictured). “The alliance between Intech and Quentin Ayers will identify and facilitate these opportunities.”
The alliance will include resource sharing, allowing Quentin Ayers to access Intech’s global partner, CRA Rogers Casey. Quentin Ayers specialises in private equity and alternative asset consultation, whose clients have invested in over AU$1.5bn in alternative assets since 1994.
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