WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Affiliated Managers Group, Inc. (NYSE: AMG), a global asset management company, today announced the completion of its purchase of interests in Winton Group Ltd. (“Winton”) and Partner Fund Management, L.P. (“PFM”).
Founded in 1997, Winton is a global investment manager that utilizes scientific methods to develop investment systems across a broad range of products from diversified multi-asset offerings to regional long-only equities. The firm is headquartered in London and has over 400 employees, with additional offices in Oxford, Zurich, Hong Kong, Shanghai, New York, Tokyo, Sydney, and San Francisco. PFM manages global equity strategies, including global diversified long/short, global long, and global healthcare funds. PFM was founded in 2004 and is based in San Francisco.
AMG is a global asset management company with equity investments in leading boutique investment management firms. AMG’s innovative partnership approach allows each Affiliate’s management team to own significant equity in their firm while maintaining operational autonomy. AMG’s strategy is to generate growth through the internal growth of existing Affiliates, as well as through investments in new Affiliates. In addition, AMG provides centralized assistance to its Affiliates in strategic matters, marketing, distribution, product development and operations. As of June 30, 2016, AMG’s aggregate assets under management were approximately $700 billion, pro forma for investments which have since closed, in more than 500 investment products across a broad range of investment styles, asset classes and distribution channels. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.amg.com.
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