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VAM Investment Managers

Driehaus Capital management LLC

Driehaus is a privately-held investment management firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1982, the firm manages global, emerging markets, US growth equity and alternative investment strategies, and has $8.8 billion in assets under management as at 30th June 2017. The firm has a diverse institutional client base comprised of corporate and public pensions, endowments, foundations, sub-advisory, family offices, wealth managers and financial advisers globally. Driehaus is a performance-oriented investment management boutique that emphasises integrity, transparency and the alignment of the firm’s interests with its clients.

Driehaus’ active management approach is designed to generate growth by investing in companies that have reached a significant positive turning point in their growth and earnings. Driehaus believes that markets tend to misprice the stocks of such companies and this tends to follow predictable and exploitable patterns.

Driehaus manages the following equity-oriented funds for VAM Funds (Lux):

US Micro Cap Growth Fund
US Small Cap Growth Fund
US Mid Cap Growth Fund
US Large Cap Growth Fund
World Growth Fund
International Opportunities Fund
International Real Estate Equity Fund
Emerging Markets Growth Fund  

Additionally, Driehaus manages the VAM Managed Funds (Lux) – Driehaus Fund. Structured as a fund of funds, VAM Driehaus Fund gives investors broad exposure to the Driehaus growth equity investment style across market cap sizes and regions through a portfolio of single strategy VAM Funds.

Close Brothers Asset Management

Established in 1878, Close Brothers is a specialist financial services group that makes loans, trades securities and provides investment management solutions to a wide range of clients. Close Brothers Group plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 250.

Close Brothers Asset Management brings together the Group’s established asset management businesses and provides a full range of advice, investment management and self-directed services to private and corporate clients and professional advisers. It has specialised in managing client portfolios for over 40 years, and its investment team is supported by more than 550 staff working from nine offices. In 2008, 2009 and 2010, it won the ‘What Investment’ award for best discretionary wealth manager and, more recently, the ‘Client Service Quality Award – High Net Worth, Quality & Clarity of Reporting’ category at the 2013 and 2015 Private Asset Managers (PAM) awards for its Bespoke offering to clients with over £1 million to invest. 

The VAM Managed Funds (Lux) funds managed by Close Brothers Asset Management are: 

VAM Close Brothers Balanced Fund
VAM Close Brothers Cautious Fund
VAM Close Brothers Growth Fund