What We Do

EnTrust Global’s business platform encompasses a range of investment opportunities across a spectrum of asset classes, strategies, and liquidity profiles, in both the public and private markets. The firm provides commingled solutions as well as customized, bespoke portfolios. In line with the firm’s entrepreneurial foundation, we remain dedicated to innovating and evolving our platform to offer compelling and differentiated investment opportunities.

Opportunistic
Co-Investments

As a “first-mover” in the strategy, EnTrust Global began allocating to opportunistic co-investments in 2007. EnTrust has remained an industry leader in the space since that time, deploying more than $13.5 billion* to 121 separate co-investments with 45 different investment partners across the globe.

Co-investments generally stem from dislocations – whether company-specific or market-based – and focus on catalyst-driven theses that involve a high level of engagement and influence with respect to the target situation. The strategy’s opportunistic approach allows for flexibility across asset classes, sectors, strategies, and geographies, and while agnostic between private and public markets, is designed to earn a premium with longer duration capital. Within the private sphere, our co-investment strategy has included a number of pre-IPO equity deals, identifying companies that we believe are well-situated for the public markets.

Led by Sophia Park Mullen, the firm’s global investment research team continues to source a robust and diverse pipeline of compelling co-investments from our network, with a demonstrated success in evaluating and executing upon a highly selective subset of such ideas.

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*As of January 31, 2021.

Blue Ocean Maritime Finance

EnTrust Global’s maritime finance strategy (“Blue Ocean”) – which is part of the firm’s broader maritime-focused Blue Ocean Group – was launched in August 2016 to capitalize on the demand for alternative sources of liquidity in the sector given the retrenchment of “traditional” bank lenders.  Recognizing the need for specialized expertise to successfully target such opportunity, we identified industry veteran Svein Engh to lead the business.

The Blue Ocean strategy focuses on private debt/direct lending opportunities in connection with small- and medium-sized companies in the maritime sector, including the origination of asset-backed financings and opportunistic purchases of such loans.  In addition to the protection provided by hard assets, the targeted structures exhibit low correlation to traditional equities and fixed income, and also benefit from steady, predictable cash flows.

Given the magnitude of the addressable market – as global shipping represents a $1 trillion industry – and the ability to leverage the knowledge and network of EnTrust Global’s dedicated maritime specialists, we continue to expand the breadth of our Blue Ocean Group.

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Blue Ocean 4Impact

EnTrust Global’s Blue Ocean 4Impact (“BO 4Impact”) – which is part of the firm’s broader maritime-focused Blue Ocean Group – represents, in our estimation, the first maritime business to exclusively own environmentally-advanced assets and reflects our growing commitment to impact investing. Having launched in Q4 2020, BO 4Impact’s objective is to generate attractive returns while reducing the shipping industry’s contribution to today’s environmental crisis fueled by climate change and pollution.

We anticipate that BO 4Impact will generate steady, predictable cash flows by leasing its diversified portfolio of environmentally-advanced maritime assets to large corporates across the ocean economy, with such portfolio expected to be net zero carbon by 2050.

We have established BO 4Impact as a distinct operating company in order to optimize our investors’ access to the opportunity set over the longer term, via potential franchise value creation from an IPO or ultimate trade sale of the business. BO 4Impact will be led by industry veterans Svein Engh and Julian Proctor, and supported by the deep expertise and network of EnTrust Global’s dedicated maritime specialists.

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Blue Sky Aviation Finance

EnTrust Global’s aviation finance strategy (“Blue Sky”) was launched in Q2 2020 to target the unprecedented travel disruption experienced by the airline industry as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. As a systemically important component of the global economy, the industry is poised for a re-set and recovery with defined winners and losers, driven by inevitable consolidation.

The Blue Sky strategy focuses on value investing across the capital structure of high quality airline assets with the aim of generating attractive blended returns. Given traditional incumbent lenders are facing restrictions to extending liquidity, Blue Sky has the opportunity to provide financing and leasing solutions to airlines that are vital to the industry/countries they operate within, and benefit from their ultimate emergence from the crisis.

Our dedicated team of industry specialists is led by John Morabito, who has approximately 20 years of experience in the aviation industry. The team has a shared experience of successfully investing in similar environments and will continue to identify opportunities in dislocated aviation securities via secondary sources, as well as create and structure primary transactions.

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Hedge Fund Strategies

EnTrust Global builds core multi-strategy hedge fund portfolios for its clients. By allocating capital to a diverse range of hedge fund managers and strategies, we seek to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns that are complementary to existing portfolios. EnTrust Global focuses on fundamental investment strategies in the following three areas: 1) Credit & Event Driven, 2) Equity Long/Short and 3) Global Macro.

By performing intensive investment and operational due diligence, we attempt to identify hedge fund managers with a distinct competitive advantage, repeatable investment process, and compelling track record of investment success that we believe will remain durable over the longer term.

Led by Christopher Zuehlsdorff, our dedicated team of research analysts is focused on manager selection, due diligence, and building diversified multi-strategy portfolios.

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Strategic Partnerships

EnTrust Global creates bespoke portfolios for institutional investors through its Strategic Partnerships. Our Strategic Partnerships are each specifically tailored to meet the unique needs and objectives of the underlying client while complementing their broader asset allocation strategy.

EnTrust Global currently manages approximately $11 billion* in these highly customized structures, which fulfill a diverse range of investment needs by drawing on all areas of the firm’s broader platform.

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*As of December 31, 2020.

Liquid Alternatives

EnTrust Global offers access to liquid alternative investment strategies through its minority interest in Alma Capital Investment Management. Founded in 2006, Alma Capital is a European-based asset management company with offices in Luxembourg, Paris, and London.

Alma Capital provides liquid alternative investment options in regulated UCITS funds for European institutional investors through both an individual product and multi-manager approach, spanning alternative credit, event driven, managed futures, and global macro strategies.

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