Copia Investment Partners has signed an exclusive distribution partnership with an Australia equities fund manager.
Copia has formed a strategic partnership with ECP Asset Management to provide exclusive retail distribution and marketing support for the fund managers listed investment company; ECP Emerging Companies.
It will also act as responsible entity for the ECP Growth Companies Fund, which is yet to be launched, which is set to provide retail investors access to the strategy which is currently only available to institutional clients.
"The partnership with Copia is aimed at building ECP's retail footprint and follows a period of significant investment by Copia to bolster its retail sales and marketing resources," Copia said.
Manny Pohl, chief investment officer of ECP said: "We are excited to join forces with Copia as we take our institutional investment capability to the retail market."
"Copia has a proven track record in raising assets in the financial advice channel and we view our partnership as a good strategic and cultural fit."
Sam Baillieu, chief executive of Copia said: "We're delighted to have an investment partner with the calibre of ECP. ECP brings to Copia a highly respected and experienced institutional grade investment proposition that we are excited to take to the retail market."
ECP is a high conviction Australian equities specialist investment manager with an investment team of six investment professionals and around $1.7 billion under management.
The announcement marks the fifth investment partner for Copia, with ECP joining the likes on OC Funds Management, Ralton Asset Management, Vertium Asset Management and Chester Asset Management.