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Fund of hedge fund group van Biema Value Partners starts bespoke accounts, pension fund APG first to sign up

Monday, April 15, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update – van Biema Value Partners, a specialized investment firm focused on deep value-oriented investing, announces the capability to provide customized fund of fund portfolios for sizable institutional and individual investors. The firm’s first such mandate comes from APG, one of the world’s largest dedicated pension asset managers.

van Biema currently offers three commingled investment strategies focused on investing in small, deep value-oriented long/short equity funds around the globe. The new capability, which employs a bespoke “Fund of One” structure, provides customized access to van Biema’s stable of US, Asian, European, and South American managers and allows van Biema to offer a tailored portfolio of managers designed specifically to address the particular needs of a given investor.

“We are proud to offer customized solutions to our clients through what we believe to be a best-in-class managed account structure, which not only allows the creation of portfolios targeted to meet specific investment objectives, but also provides the security and transparency associated with investing in the underlying managers through segregated managed accounts,” said Michael van Biema, the founder and CIO of van Biema Value Partners. “We believe this capability offers yet another option to meet the evolving needs of today’s sophisticated hedge fund investors who are seeking access to the extensive network of small, deep value managers we have developed over the past nine years.”

Press release

About van Biema Value Partners
van Biema Value Partners, LLC is an SEC-registered investment adviser established by Michael van Biema in 2004 that specializes in creating portfolios of small, deep value-oriented hedge funds around the globe. van Biema offers a select group of funds as well as customized managed account solutions to both institutional and high net worth investors seeking expertise in accessing what has proven to be a compelling long-term investment specialization within the global markets. www.vbvaluepartners.com

About APG APG, a financial services provider in the collective pensions market, provides pension fund administration, asset management, management support and communication services to pension funds. For these pension funds and their 4.5 million active and retired participants from the public and private sector, APG manages pension assets totaling about €329 billion (February 2013). APG administrates over 30% of all collective pension schemes in the Netherlands.

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