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Cap­i­tal, Sen­tio Cap­i­tal Man­age­ment and RMI Spe­cial­ist Man­agers.

Meyer says RMI IM’s model is to buy mi­nor­ity eq­uity stakes in in­de­pen­dent as­set man­agers and sup­port their growth by align­ing them­selves with the man­age­ment teams and clients of their af­fil­i­ates. “We do not in­ter­fere with the in­vest­ment process, which is a core prin­ci­pal that de­fines what we do, as well as not tak­ing a ma­jor­ity share­hold­ing. The in­de­pen­dence of the in­de­pen­dent as­set man­ager is its most im­por­tant as­set.”

The value RMI IM con­trib­utes to its part­ners is a mix­ture of strate­gic in­put on busi­ness man­age­ment and suc­ces­sion plan­ning, a cap­i­tal in­jec­tion to help fund growth ini­tia­tives, op­er­a­tional ca­pa­bil­i­ties and sup­port, and dis­tri­bu­tion. This lat­ter con­tri­bu­tion is a three pronged strat­egy via sup­port of the af­fil­i­ate’s ex­ist­ing dis­tri­bu­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties, RMI IM’s own dis­tri­bu­tion team as well as via MMI Hold­ings that pro­vides reach through its wealth ad­vi­sory and other dis­tri­bu­tion plat­forms.

“Our value-add dif­fers de­pend­ing on the af­fil­i­ate. For younger busi­nesses, help with as­set growth, pro­file build­ing and pro­fes­sion­al­is­ing the busi­ness is most im­por­tant. For more es­tab­lished busi­nesses, suc­ces­sion plan­ning and gen­er­a­tional trans­fer of own­er­ship among the in­vest­ment team is of­ten high­est up on the list,” says Meyer.

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