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Gallery Capital set to launch first fund, which will invest in London insurance market

Friday, February 21, 2014

John Head IV
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

Gallery Capital Management, an alternative investment manager based in Atlanta, GA and founded in 2012, is readying its first fund, which will launch later this month with $5m of the principal’s capital.

According to Gallery’s announcement, the fund employs a unique insurance strategy that allocates investor capital to several of approximately 90 specialty insurance syndicates at the Lloyd’s of London marketplace (the firm also has offices in London).

Lloyd's of London is a market where members join together as syndicates to insure risk. It has two parts: the market, which is made up of many independent businesses, and the Corporation of Lloyd’s, which is there to oversee that market. It has been the global capital of insurance for more than 300 years, and now has an Asia hub in Singapore.

"The objective of the fund is to provide near-direct access to the cash flows of the insurance contract," says Gallery announcement, "while also creating a diversified stream of investment returns that are uncorrelated with most major asset classes."

The firm’s CIO, ......................

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