Natixis Global Advisors has acquired a controlling interest in Darius Capital Partners, an investment advisor that offers a menu of third-party hedging strategies. These include Undertakings for the Collective Investment of Transferable Securities (UCITs), managed accounts, hedge funds, hedge fund replicators, funds-of-funds and alternative exchange-traded funds.

Rather than invest only in hedge funds, Darius’ aim is to offer a selection of investment choices with transparency, liquidity and risk management, which are of increasing importance to institutional investors. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Darius is the first pure investment advisory and consulting firm we have added to the NGAM multi-boutique model,” said Natixis CEO Pierre Servant. “With Darius’s specialized expertise, sophisticated tools and open architecture approach, NGAM further expands the ability to provide alternatives investment advice to institutions, regardless of the ultimate solution required.”

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