Gartmore is a respected independent fund manager, whose sole focus is asset management. We offer a wide range of investment products and services, tailored to meet the varying needs of both retail and institutional clients.
With over £23bn* under management, as at 30th December 2006, Gartmore has offices strategically located in London, Tokyo, Boston, Madrid and Frankfurt.
Proven investment pedigree and experience
Gartmore has been managing long only investments for over 30 years and has been in the hedge fund arena since 1999. We have evolved from being a leading provider of balanced and indexed funds for UK pension funds to a specialist in high alpha and alternative investments. Our investment capabilities have been independently recognised by a variety of sources. In 2006, we were named Hedge Fund Provider of The Year at the UK Pension Awards and many of our retail funds hold ratings from Standard and Poor's & Forsyth-OBSR.
Multi-boutique investment structure coupled with an institutional infrastructure
Our investment specialists are concentrated into small, dedicated teams. In these specialised boutique units, our investment people have the freedom to follow their own views and implement decisions that best suit their particular discipline. This increased flexibility is backed-up by an 'institutional strength' framework of integrated risk management systems, compliance and business controls.
Innovative investment strategies and fund structures
Gartmore has built a well-deserved reputation for innovation. As an early adopter of alternative investment strategies, we pioneered the integration of long only and alternative investment management. In the UK retail market, we were the first to launch mainstream concentrated portfolios and the first to introduce a flexible performance fee on aggressive alpha products. We are also among the very few managers who have implemented the use of credit default swaps in our fixed interest funds.
Significant employee ownership
In May 2006, Gartmore announced a dynamic new ownership structure. In partnership with Hellman & Friedman (H&F), one of the world's leading private equity firms, a number of our senior executives and fund managers purchased Gartmore from Nationwide. This represents one of the largest management buyouts in the European asset management market.
This independent structure is a powerful mechanism that delivers two key benefits: alignment and stability. Alignment; when it comes to performance, our fund managers' interests are united with those of our clients. And stability; our stakeholder-centric ownership strengthens, not only our ability to retain, but also to attract, outstanding investment talent.
Distribution reach and extensive relationship support
We occupy a leading position with many banks, fund supermarkets and life company platforms across Europe. We are proud to be associated with some of the most important names in both the retail and institutional markets. Our dedicated sales teams in the UK, Germany, Spain, Japan and the US, backed by a common sales support and operations platform, ensures a superior service experience for our clients across all investment capabilities.
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Asia Pacific Fund
Continental European Fund
Continental European Smaller Companies Fund†
Emerging Markets Fund
Global Focus Fund
Latin American Fund
Pan European Fund
Pan European Focus Fund
United Kingdom Fund
US Opportunities Fund
US Smaller Companies Fund
European Corporate Bond Fund
Global Bond Fund
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