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Increase your visibility to some of the world's largest institutional investors with a comprehensive online application to the only database focused on emerging managers.

Join the Altura Emerging Manager Database

Designed around emerging managers for institutional investors.

When institutional investors search the Altura Emerging Manager Information Platform, they are searching exclusively for emerging investment firms like yours. Our goal is to help your firm match up with institutional investors' needs. We provide you with more exposure to the decision makers for institutional investors, and we help them find you through sophisticated search and analysis tools.

Our subscriber base contains some of the largest institutional investors in the country, including:
  • The California State Teachers' Retirement System, CalSTRS
  • The California Public Employees' Retirement System, CalPERS
  • The City of New York Comptroller's Office
The Altura Emerging Information Platform features eight categories of asset management firms:
  • Money Managers
  • Hedge Funds
  • Funds of Hedge Funds
  • Private Equity Funds
  • Private Equity Funds of Funds
  • Private Real Estate Investment Funds
  • Real Estate Investment Trusts
  • Broker Dealers

Requirements to Join

To join the Altura Emerging Information Platform, your firm must meet several criteria specific to its category. Click on the appropriate link below to see the requirements for that category:

ALL the criteria listed in sections A, B, and C below must be met by money managers to qualify and be included in the EMFSP database.
SECTION A: EMERGING DEFINITION
  • Firm must have US $10 billion or less in assets under management (AUM).
  • Firm must have a minimum of 45% employee ownership.1
OR
  • Firm must be majority owned by ethnic minorities and/or women and/or disabled veterans.2
SECTION B: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Firm must be a legally structured entity with a corporate Tax Identification number if it is a US based entity. Firms based outside the US must be legally structured in their country of domicile.
  • Firm must be a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) or must qualify for exemption from registration. Firms based outside the US must meet the requirements of their country of domicile.
SECTION C: TYPES OF ASSETS
  • Firm must manage public equity (stocks), fixed-income (bonds) or balanced portfolios. If you run 120/20 or 130/30 strategies as separate accounts, then you qualify for this asset class.
ALL the criteria listed in sections A, B, and C below must be met by hedge funds to qualify and be included in the EMFSP database.
SECTION A: EMERGING DEFINITION
  • Firm must have US $2 billion or less in assets under management (AUM).
  • Firm must have a minimum of 45% employee ownership.1
OR
  • Firm must be majority owned by ethnic minorities and/or women and/or disabled veterans.2
SECTION B: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Firm must be a legally structured entity with a corporate Tax Identification number if it is a US based entity. Firms based outside the US must be legally structured in their country of domicile.
SECTION C: TYPE OF ASSETS
  • Firm must manage a hedge fund. You can include long-short equity strategies that are managed in a hedge fund format. You can also include long only strategies that are managed in a hedge fund format.
ALL the criteria listed in sections A, B, and C below must be met by funds of hedge funds to qualify and be included in the EMFSP database.
SECTION A: EMERGING DEFINITION
  • Firm must have US $2 billion or less in assets under management (AUM).
  • Firm must have a minimum of 45% employee ownership.1
OR
  • Firm must have a fund that is specifically focused on emerging hedge funds.
OR
  • Firm must be majority owned by ethnic minorities and/or women and/or disabled veterans.2
SECTION B: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Firm must be a legally structured entity with a corporate Tax Identification number if it is a US based entity. Firms based outside the US must be legally structured in their country of domicile.
SECTION C: TYPE OF ASSETS
  • Firm must manage a portfolio of Hedge Funds.
ALL the criteria listed in sections A, B, and C below must be met by private equity funds to qualify and be included in the EMFSP database.
SECTION A: EMERGING DEFINITION
  • Firm must have $600 million or less in assets under management (AUM) for expansion/buyout funds or $300 million or less in assets under management for venture capital funds
  • Firm must be a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd time private equity fund.
  • Firm must have a minimum of 45% employee ownership.1
OR
  • Firm must be majority owned by ethnic minorities and/or women and/or disabled veterans.2
SECTION B: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Firm must be a legally structured entity with a corporate Tax Identification number if it is a US based entity. Firms based outside the US must be legally structured in their country of domicile.
  • Firm must have a Private Placement Memorandum in place.
SECTION C: TYPES OF ASSETS
  • Firm must manage private equity
ALL the criteria listed in sections A, B, and C below must be met by private equity funds of funds to qualify and be included in the EMFSP database.
SECTION A: EMERGING DEFINITION
  • Firm must have $2 billion or less in assets under management (AUM)
  • Firm must have a minimum of 45% employee ownership.1
OR
  • Firm must have a fund that is specifically focused on emerging private equity funds.
OR
  • Firm must be majority owned by ethnic minorities and/or women and/or disabled veterans.2
SECTION B: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Firm must be a legally structured entity with a corporate Tax Identification number if it is a US based entity. Firms based outside the US must be legally structured in their country of domicile.
  • Firm must have a Private Placement Memorandum in place or a similar proposal, in the event of a separate account relationship.
SECTION C: TYPES OF ASSETS
  • Firm must manage a portfolio of private equity funds.
ALL the criteria listed in sections A, B, and C below must be met by private real estate investment firms to qualify and be included in the EMFSP database.
SECTION A: EMERGING DEFINITION
  • Firm must have $3 billion or less in assets under management (AUM)
  • Firm must have a minimum of 45% employee ownership.1
OR
  • Firm must be majority owned by ethnic minorities and/or women and/or disabled veterans.2
SECTION B: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Firm must be a legally structured entity with a corporate Tax Identification number if it is a US based entity. Firms based outside the US must be legally structured in their country of domicile.
  • Firm must have a Private Placement Memorandum in place, or have similar proposal in the event of a separate account relationship.
SECTION C: TYPES OF ASSETS
  • Firm must manage a portfolio of real estate properties
ALL the criteria listed in sections A, B, and C below must be met by real estate investment trusts to qualify and be included in the EMFSP database.
SECTION A: EMERGING DEFINITION
  • Firm must have $500 million or less in assets under management (AUM)
  • Firm must have a minimum of 45% employee ownership.1
OR
  • Firm must be majority owned by ethnic minorities and/or women and/or disabled veterans.2
SECTION B: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Firm must be a legally structured entity with a corporate Tax Identification number if it is a US based entity. Firms based outside the US must be legally structured in their country of domicile.
  • Firm must be a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) or must qualify for exemption from registration. Firms based outside the US must meet the requirements of their country of domicile.
SECTION C: TYPE OF ASSETS
  • Firm must manage a Real Estate Investment Trust
ALL the criteria listed in sections A and B below must be met by broker dealers to qualify and be included in the EMFSP database.
SECTION A: EMERGING DEFINITION
  • Firm must have $25MM or less in annual commissions.
  • Firm must have $50MM or less in Net Equity Capital as defined by the NASD.
  • Firm must have a minimum of 45% employee ownership.1
OR
  • Firm must be majority owned by ethnic minorities and/or women and/or disabled veterans.2
SECTION B: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • Firm must be a legally structured entity with a corporate tax Identification number.
  • Firm must be a NASD registered firm.

General Instructions

In order to participate in the database, firms must comply with three (3) basic requirements:
  • Compliance with the emerging definition for each specific category (please see the participation criteria for your specific service provider category).
  • Compliance with the minimum qualifications set forth for each specific category (please see the participation criteria for your specific service provider category). In order to make the database as comprehensive as possible and to learn as much as we can about the general trends and specific characteristics of emerging managers and other emerging financial service providers, we have kept the minimum qualifications broad.
  • Completion of the Validation Form: Once your Validation Form has been submitted electronically, you will receive via email a PDF copy of the completed form, which we ask that you print, sign and return by mail to Altura's office.

All emerging managers and other emerging financial service providers are invited to participate in the database by entering information about their firm and services into the electronic questionnaire posted on this website. General instructions for all service providers, specific instructions for each category and a "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) page will provide participants with information to help complete their data entry. Support is available via electronic mail (e-mail). We will exercise our best effort to provide a response within a maximum time of 72 hours.

In the event that a firm belongs to multiple service provider categories, and wishes to participate in more than one, the firm should fill out the respective validation forms and questionnaires and submit them to the Emerging Manager Information Platform.

The process to join the database entails the following three (3) steps:
  • Review the Participation Criteria for your firm's category to determine whether your firm is able to participate.
  • Complete the online Validation Form to register your firm. Once you have completed and electronically submitted the Validation Form, you will be provided, via e-mail and within the following 48 hours, with a User ID and Password for your firm. You will need to have this User ID and Password to access the questionnaire.
  • Complete the online questionnaire to enter and save your firm's information into the database. If at any point you wish to return to your firm's questionnaire to change information previously submitted, you can do so by logging into the questionnaire with your firm's User ID and Password and changing the information.

The questionnaire is in electronic format and will range between 6 and 12 pages, depending on the category of service provider it has been designed for. You will have the ability to navigate back and forth between all the pages of the questionnaire without losing saved information. You are encouraged to save your responses by clicking at the end of each page the "save page" button as you move on from page to page to ensure that no information is lost should you inadvertently be disconnected from the system.

Some questionnaires will ask more detailed questions than others, depending on the nature of your industry and the services provided. All the questionnaires have been designed to be as simple and as easy to respond as possible. The estimated time of completion for each questionnaire is between two and five hours depending on how much information is readily available to the responding firm (if the firm has posted data in any money manager database, much of the information required will already be organized and semi-ready to post).

Cutting and pasting previously prepared answers: Some questions in the questionnaire will require a simple "Yes" or "No" answer, or require you to enter data into a table, or require that you answer the question by writing a couple sentences. For the latter type of answer (writing a couple of sentences), you will have the ability to cut and paste a previously prepared answer from a word document into the answer box on the online questionnaire. We suggest that you use the keyboard (as opposed to the mouse) when selecting the copy and paste function by incorporating the Ctrl + C for Copy and Ctrl + V for Paste.

Please use navigation tools: When navigating through the questionnaire pages, please use the navigation buttons ("next" or "back") on the page rather than the "back" feature on your internet browser. If you do use the browser feature and get an error message, simply refresh the page to return to where you left off in the questionnaire.

We encourage all participants to answer all the questions in the questionnaire. However, firms that do not wish to provide 100% of the information requested will not be precluded from participating in the EMFSP database (except all the information contained in the Validation Form, which is mandatory and must be completed entirely in order to get a password to complete the questionnaire). Please do keep in mind that if a query is run for information you have not provided, your firm will be excluded from that particular report.

Voluntary information on minority staffing and diversity policies within the organization: One section of the questionnaire refers to minority staffing and diversity policies and practices within your organization. The purpose of these questions is to capture statistical data within the emerging financial service provider universe. Answers to these questions are voluntary. If your firm chooses not to provide such information, the decision will not affect your firm's participation in the Emerging Manager Information Platform.

Database participants are asked to update their information into the database repository system on a monthly basis. To update your firm's information, please log into the database with the user ID and password assigned to your firm during the registration process, and enter the updated information.
Altura Capital has a dedicated Service Desk to assist service providers with the data submission process. Please send any questions to Altura Capital's Service Desk via e-mail to QA@alturacap.com. Due to the anticipated high volume of participants, we are striving for a 72-hour turnaround on responses to every e-mail. We will make every effort to shorten the turnaround time whenever possible. Please make sure to include a contact telephone number in your e-mail to the Service Desk.

All information provided will be considered non-confidential. Should you find any of the questions to be of confidential nature, we kindly ask you to leave it unanswered and to state in your response "no response due to confidential nature".

All information provided might appear entirely or partially in public reports produced by Altura that highlight emerging firms, except for information from questions marked as NP (Not Public). Answers to questions marked as NP will either not appear at all in public reports, or will appear exclusively as part of aggregate data and not firm-specific information. This means that the name of your company will not appear but your information will be used in statistical analysis presented in aggregate form.

All the answers and information provided in the questionnaires will be available in individual and aggregate form to institutional investors, including CalSTRS, CalPERS and other pension funds, endowments and foundations through Altura's Emerging Manager Information Platform.

Frequently Asked Questions

Data gathering

To find out if your firm is eligible, please review the participation criteria for your firm's service provider category.
Yes. A firm wishing to participate in more than one service provider category should fill out the respective questionnaires and submit them to the emerging manager database.
The estimated time for the completion of a questionnaire is between two and five hours, depending on the questionnaire itself and how much information is readily available to the responding firm (if your firm has posted data in any other database in the past you will probably have much of the information required already organized and semi-ready to post).
We encourage all participants to answer all the questions in the questionnaire. However, firms that do not wish to provide 100% of the information requested will not be precluded from participating in the Emerging Manager Information Platform (except all the information contained in the Validation Form, which is mandatory and must be completed entirely in order to complete the questionnaire). Please do keep in mind that if a query is run for information you have not provided, your firm will be excluded from that particular report.
One section of the questionnaire refers to minority staffing and diversity policies and practices within your organization. The purpose of these questions is to capture statistical data within the emerging financial service provider universe. Answers to these questions are voluntary. If your firm chooses not to provide this information, the decision will not affect your firm's participation in the Emerging Manager Information Platform.
Firms that have multiple Tax I.D. numbers should input the Tax I.D. number of the specific business entity that would be participating in the Emerging Manager Information Platform.
Yes. We encourage all participants to forward any questions or concerns they may have regarding the database or regarding their completion of the questionnaire to the following address: qa@alturacap.com.

Saving and updating information

Yes. Participants will have the opportunity to save a partially completed questionnaire and return at a later time to complete the questionnaire. You will need your firm's User ID and Password to log back in.
Yes. Firms are able to change or update their information in the database simply by logging back into the questionnaire with their User ID and Password and entering and saving the new information.
We ask that firms update their information on a monthly basis so that institutional investors viewing the information have access to your firm's latest data.

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IMPORTANT: If you are an emerging money manager or other financial service provider interested in joining the database, please read all the instructions carefully and entirely before you go on to the next page. This section contains important instructions applicable to all the questionnaire for every asset class. It also describes important items related to the nature of the project and to the use of information provided by service providers.