FTV Capital Leads $23 Million Funding in Swan Global Investments
March 24, 2015, DURANGO, CO. — Swan Global Investments, an independent advisory firm based in Durango Colorado, announced it has received a $23 million growth equity investment from FTV Capital. The capital will be used by Swan to expand its product line by increasing its research and development, along with its operations, including customer support and distribution of its products. As part of this investment, Richard Garman, managing partner of FTV Capital, will be joining the company’s board. In 1997, Swan developed the Defined Risk Strategy (DRS), which is an actively managed, hedged equity, rules-based process. According to Randy Swan, CEO, “Our Defined Risk Strategy is designed to hedge against large stock market declines. With extreme market volatility and so many nervous investors these days, we think DRS is a timely investment strategy to consider.”
“Swan has grown rapidly over the last several years and continues to execute on a business plan that increases product offerings and expands its sales and marketing efforts,” said Richard Garman, FTV Capital managing partner. “Our firm’s roots lie in the financial services sector, working alongside and investing in asset management companies for nearly two decades as they scale their businesses to the next level. FTV Capital is excited to work with Randy and his team as the company takes its growth to the next stage.” Swan noted that, “Our Defined Risk Strategy strives to minimize losses in bear markets and seeks to outperform the S&P 500 over the long term on a risk-adjusted and absolute basis.”
About Swan Global Investments
Swan Global Investments is an independent advisory firm with $1.9 billion in assets under management. It was formed in 1997 to offer a proprietary strategy designed to hedge against large stock market declines. The Defined Risk Strategy is an actively managed, hedged equity, rules-based process. It is available in mutual funds, separately managed accounts, and as an overlay to customize existing equity portfolios. Through a combination of techniques that seek to hedge the market and generate market-neutral income, the goal of minimizing losses in bear markets and outperforming the S&P 500 over full market cycles has been achieved over the long term, on both a risk-adjusted and absolute basis. Swan’s expanding portfolio of investment offerings is managed out of Durango, CO with affiliated offices in Tampa and Puerto Rico. For more information, please visit www.swanglobalinvestments.com.
About FTV Capital
FTV Capital is a growth equity investment firm that has raised over $1.8 billion since inception to invest in high-growth companies offering a range of innovative solutions in three sectors: enterprise solutions, financial services, and payments/transaction processing. FTV’s experienced team leverages its domain expertise and proven track record in each of these sectors to help motivated management teams accelerate growth. FTV also provides companies with access to its Global Partner Network, a group of the world’s leading enterprises and executives who have helped FTV portfolio companies for more than a decade. Founded in 1998, FTV Capital has invested in 83 portfolio companies and has offices in San Francisco and New York. For more information, please visit ftvcapital.com. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Swan’s strategy, like most investment strategies, involves risks, including possible loss of principal.
Karen Derr Gilbert