Integrated Asset Management Corp. announced Tuesday that it has officially launched River Plate House Capital Management, a new firm that will be “ideal” for pension funds as they revise their investment strategies.

In the Sept. 7 announcement, the Toronto-based alternative investment manager explained that River Plate House, which was founded in May, has officially been launched.

The firm, which will function out of IAM’s headquarters, is said to be a “unique, solutions-based global alternative investment manager” that offers global macro government bond long/short investment strategies. Also, it will focus on real interest rates, as well as customized solutions for managing asset and liability risk, the press release highlighted. 

Victor Koloshuk, chairman, president and CEO of the 12-year old firm said in the press release: “the timing of the launch of River Plate House is ideal as pension funds re-focus on real rates of return and LDI, and insurance companies seek to contain longevity risk and achieve more effective asset/liability matching.”

Its Founder Michael Hyman, who will also serve as its president, CEO and CIO, will head the firm. Additionally, Julian Smith will serve as its executive VP, chief operating officer and majority partner, the statement explained. 

“River Plate House is poised to take advantage of opportunities in the global government fixed-income markets that have not been available for a long time,” Hyman said in his comments. 

Prior to his role at the newly established capital management business, Hyman founded U.K.-based GH Asset Management. The firm was first established in 1987, the press release stated.

Currently, IAM provides investment management services in private corporate debt, private equity, real estate, managed futures, global government bonds and retail alternative investments for its clients.

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