Jupiter today confirmed that it has completed its previously announced transaction to acquire a minority stake in and enter into a strategic partnership with NZS Capital, a US-based investment firm.


As part of this partnership, Jupiter has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of NZS’s global growth unconstrained-styled investment portfolios, and Minesh Patel, Jupiter’s Head of Strategy and Corporate Development, will be appointed to the board of NZS Capital.


NZS Capital was co-founded by fund managers Brad Slingerlend and Brinton Johns who worked together for 14 years at Janus Capital prior to setting up on their own. They have long and successful track records of managing global equities portfolios on behalf of institutional and retail investors.


As the exclusive distributor of NZS’s global growth unconstrained-styled investment portfolios, Jupiter’s initial priority will be to introduce NZS to institutional investors, including those in the US where Jupiter plans to have dedicated sales resource for the first time. There are also plans for product launches that will enable retail investors to access NZS Capital in due course.


Andrew Formica, CEO, Jupiter commented: “We are really pleased to confirm this partnership with NZS, an important step for Jupiter as we expand our distribution into the US institutional market, a key strategic priority for us as a company.


“Brad and Brinton are talented fund managers whose approach is clearly aligned with Jupiter’s culture and focus on high conviction, active fund management. We look forward to working closely with them to develop products which offer our clients a differentiated approach to meeting their financial goals.”


Adam Schor, President, NZS Capital, commented: “Jupiter will be an outstanding partner with NZS, and we are excited about the opportunities ahead.”


Brad Slingerlend, NZS Capital, LLC
Brad is a co-founder and investor at NZS Capital, LLC. Previously Brad was the portfolio manager of the Janus Henderson Global Technology products (ticker: JAGTX) from May 2011 to November 2018. Prior to that he held various roles as an analyst, sector team leader, and portfolio manager at Janus Capital for most of the period starting as a summer intern in 1998 up until the end of 2018. Brad is a CFA® charterholder.

Brinton Johns, NZS Capital, LLC
Brinton is a co-founder and investor at NZS Capital, LLC. Brinton started in the investment industry at Janus Capital in 2000, becoming a research associate in 2003. Brinton was the leader of the global technology sector team and co-portfolio manager of the Janus Global Technology products with Brad until June 2017.

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