OUR IDENTITY

OUR IDENTITY

1ST INVESTMENT FUND FOR THE ACCELERATION
OF ENTREPREURIAL AND BOUTIQUE INVESTMENT FIRMS

Acting as a true “acceleration partner” EMERGENCE provides the most promising and innovative French entrepreneurial asset managers with seed money to expand their funds, that is essential for their growth and their international development.

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  • Our Originality
  • Emergence's Stucture

Emergence offers an unique and original model where the interests of institutional investors and entrepreneurial asset managers come together.

This originality is formed of four pillars:

  A rigorous selection of new talents in the asset management industry, submitted for decision to the vote of Investment Committees;
  A seed investment (with a lock-up period), provided to loosen the constraint of concentration ratios;
  The support of a recognized brand to develop visibility in France and internationally;
  An incentive scheme motivating institutional investors to “invest together”:
      
  By being placed at the core of Emergence’s corporate governance
     
  By being interested in the growth of the selected asset managers through revenue sharing deals

To source and analyse the most promising asset managers, Emergence relies on the renowned expertise of its delegated asset management company, NewAlpha AM.  

800 Millions Euros of Capital Raised Since 2012

The capital raised by Emergence is invested in financial markets through the seeded funds managed by Emergence’s selected asset
managers-come partners, covering the following investment objectives:

Research of absolute performance

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Active management in European equity markets

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A recognized brand for sustaining an international development

Through its original model-come-brand, Emergence boosts reputation and development of entrepreneurial and boutique asset managers among international investors.

Total AUM managed by Emergence’s asset manager partners reached 7.4 billion Euros (3.4 billion Euros before Emergence’s seeding) of which 50% comes from international investors (figures from 31/12/2018).

AN INCENTIVE SCHEME ENCOURAGING INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS TO INVEST TOGETHER

Emergence offers an unique scheme for enhancing the interests of institutional investors:

A key role in the core of Emergence’s corporate governance

  Full presence on the Board of Directors to define the global strategies of the umbrella fund;
  Full participation in the Investment Committees to approve the delegated asset manager’s investment proposals.

Access to a dual source of return

  The net performance of the sub-fund resulting from investments in each of the seeded funds;
  An added revenue linked with a fee-sharing agreement based on the future increase of AUM of the accelerated asset management companies.

OUR HISTORY

  • January 2012
    lancement
    launch of the Emergence SICAV as an umbrella fund and its first sub-fund 'Emergence Performance Absolue'
  • incubation
    May 2012
    1st incubation : Eiffel Credit Opportunities
  • July 2013
    lancement
    launch of the 2nd 'Emergence Actions' sub-fund
  • croissance
    May 2014
    'Emergence Performance Absolue' boosts 5 young management companies
  • January 2015
    investisseurs
    Milestone: €350 million of seed money raised from 15 institutional investors
  • croissance
    April 2016
    'Emergence Actions' boosts 6 new talented managers
  • May 2017
    lancement
    Launch of the 3rd sub-fund 'Emergence Actions 2'
  • investissement
    September 2017
    1st largest investment of €50m in the VIA Smart Equity Europe fund
  • June 2018
    milestone
    Milestone: €770 million raised from 17 institutional investors
  • investissement
    December 2018
    Inocap Quadrige Europe became Emergence’s 18th investment

OUR TEAM

Alain
Alain Leclair
Chairman
Alain Leclair, HEC and IEP Paris graduate, joined Paribas in 1966, where he created and headed Paribas Asset Management (Paris, New York, Tokyo) from 1984 to 2011. He then cofounded La Française des Placements and chaired the AFG (Association Française de la Gestion) from 1997 to 2009, of which he is the Honorary President today. He also chaired the EFAMA (European Federation of Asset Management). Alain Leclair is the founding president of Emergence and a member of the supervisory board of Fonds de Reserve des Retraites (FRR).
Bertrand
Bertrand du Guerny
CEO
Bertrand du Guerny graduated DEA in Monetary, Bank and Finance, IEP, Master in Econometrics, began his career in the Caisse des Dépôts group from 1989 to 1999, notably as a fixed-income fund manager. Then he turned his hand to advising asset management actors in France and abroad within Investance consultancy group (2001-2009). After moving to the AFG (Association Française de la Gestion), he then joined the Hottinguer bank in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer. Bertrand du Guerny was named CEO of Emergence in 2018.

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