Firms Create Alternative Strategies Division

September 18, 2009 ( - Denver Investments and GRT Capital Partners, an alternative investment firm, have together formed Denver Alternatives, the new alternative asset division of Denver Investments.

A news release said Denver Alternatives will serve pension funds, endowments, family offices, and other institutional investors.

Available strategies from the new unit include long/short fundamental investing; disciplined market neutral investing in Europe, Asia and the Americas; specialized products for health care, technology and natural resources; public/private style microcap investing; closed-end fund arbitrage; and asset allocation, according to the announcement.

“The two ingredients for success in the alternatives space are talent and discipline,” said Todger Anderson, chairman of Denver Investments, in the news release. “This relationship allows the firm’s current investment teams to stay 100% focused on existing clients.”

“This creates an opportunity to offer a unique multi-strategy/multi-manager product designed to provide return, risk control and custody advantages over competing products and product platforms,” added John DeTore, chief investment officer of Denver Alternatives.

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