Alternative Investments: iCapital Marketplace to Connect Wealth Managers to Investment Opportunities

iCapital, the global fintech platform driving access to alternative investments for the wealth management industry, announced the launch of iCapital Marketplace, the platform connecting wealth managers and advisors “with alternative investment opportunities offered by the world’s leading investment providers and asset managers.”

Powered by its proprietary and patented technology, iCapital Marketplace “delivers an all-digital investment experience that bridges the structural divide that has historically separated asset managers, advisors, and clients from alternative investments.”

Lawrence Calcano, Chairman and CEO of iCapital, said:

“The iCapital team is thrilled to introduce iCapital Marketplace, a one-stop shop for wealth managers and advisors to access an even broader array of alternative investment offerings, backed by the technology prowess iCapital is known for. Advisors and clients can benefit from exposure to this asset class, but expanding access requires a comprehensive technology platform that optimizes the process with the right technology, tools, and education.”

iCapital Marketplace reportedly “allows asset managers – from the world’s largest to emerging ones – to offer funds to the growing global iCapital network of wealth managers and advisors on its platform, and the option to benefit from diligence services supported by iCapital.”

With iCapital Marketplace, asset managers may now also “choose to fundraise through iCapital Marketplace and manage distribution themselves.”

These funds will be “supported by iCapital’s end-to-end technology platform that streamlines and automates the alternative investing process, from subscriptions and capital calls to reporting.”

Todd Myers, Blackstone Senior Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer, Private Wealth Solutions, said:

“The iCapital Marketplace provides a robust suite of capabilities designed to broaden alternatives within client portfolios. We are committed to deliver institutional quality investment solutions and dedicated service to the network of advisors accessing the platform.”

The platform also features “an array of educational tools, such as market insights, webinars, and training modules.”

Robert Collins, Partner and Co-Head of Private Wealth at Partners Group, said:

“The wealth of educational content available at iCapital Marketplace gives us a compelling opportunity to broaden our engagement with advisors.”

Wealth managers accessing iCapital Marketplace have “expanded capabilities integrated into the platform to best serve clients interested in alternative investments.”

Through the iCapital Marketplace, wealth managers can now access a broad menu of private markets investment opportunities “across private equity, private debt, real assets, and hedge funds via one single agreement with iCapital, allowing them to build diversified portfolios to meet their clients’ investment objectives.”

Additionally, filtering options allow advisors “to narrow the fund menu to what is most relevant to them.”

The platform’s document center and investment dashboard “provide a holistic view of client investments throughout the investment lifecycle and simplifies oversight and investment communication to the advisors’ clients.”

Furthermore, iCapital continues to “share education and insights about investment strategies and the broader market.”

Marco Bizzozero, Head of International at iCapital, remarked:

“iCapital continues to break down historical barriers to alternative investing for wealth managers and their clients globally. Investors worldwide are increasingly interested in how private markets can offer enhanced diversification and potentially superior returns for their portfolios, while asset managers seek to diversify their fundraising across the growing wealth management channel. iCapital Marketplace meets their demand with one centralized digital hub for wealth and asset managers.”

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