Formed in 2008, ISAM is an Alternative Investment Advisor whose management team has amassed over 150 years of combined experience within the quantitative alternative investment space. The management team, led by Stanley Fink, who as CEO of Man Group oversaw that company’s growth to become the largest quoted hedge fund manager in the world, has deep experience in institutional Alternative Asset Management and Trend Following strategies in particular.
The flagship fund, ISAM Systematic, is a pure trend following strategy and traces its roots back to 1981. The underlying system was originally developed and maintained by Mint Investment Management Company, the first CTA to reach USD 1bn under management during its 15 year joint venture with Stanley Fink’s MAN Group, and later managed by Hite Capital Management, the family office of Mint’s founder, Larry Hite. The Mint/Hite team was reunited with Stanley Fink, now running the ISAM team as of 2010, bringing the highly successful system and 30 year track record to the combined entity.
Over the course of the past 3 years, ISAM has focused its internal efforts on forging the institutional grade research, operations and client service functionalities necessary to cater to institutional clientele, while maintaining the cultural respect for risk and best of breed strategy specific R&D.
As a function of these efforts, ISAM has grown to approximately USD 900mm, with a varied institutional investor base, 34 employees worldwide, primary offices in NY and London and a growing reputation for thought provoking research and transparency.
ISAM (UK) Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom. ISAM (UK) Limited is registered in England: No 4979510.
ISAM (USA) LLC is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) as a commodity pool operator (CPO) and commodity trading advisor (CTA) with respect to the fund.
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