ABOUT US

OUR STORY

Erigo Capital Partners is a new, specialist financial advisory firm, raising capital for alternative asset managers and advancing the needs of institutional investors.

We’re specialists: Our primary focus is on unique investment strategies that feature capacity constrained, innovative and uncorrelated high alpha offerings.

We’re experienced: With over 90 years of collective investment experience, Erigo’s three principal partners are first and foremost global capital markets professionals with a broad understanding of financial markets. We are dedicated to building long-term investor relationships with a high-touch and solutions-oriented approach.

We’re ethics-driven: Our network allows us to source, evaluate and fund investments that emphasize high ethical standards, social and environmental responsibility as well as profitability. The goal: To improve our clients’ portfolios—and indirectly the world.

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Our goal: To improve our clients’ portfolios —and indirectly the world.

 
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WHAT WE OFFER

With more than 90 years of combined experience in global capital markets, we have the insights to know what motivates decisions and help shape offerings. Our differentiators include:

  • A track record of success over many market cycles and across the liquidity spectrum of alternative assets. Few firms provide this cross-asset expertise.

  • Experience and ability to raise first-time funds for private equity, private credit, real assets, and direct- and co-investments. 

  • A new, collaborative and entrepreneurial platform focused on long-term client objectives rather than pushing product.

  • Boutique structure give clients direct access to the firm’s principals throughout the capital raising process.

TAILORED SERVICES

We source and curate opportunities that portfolio managers will find most appealing, offering the following services throughout the process:​

For General Partners

  • Research and market intelligence

  • Consulting on offering strategy and tactics

  • Ability to assimilate and represent technical details of strategy

  • Identification and thorough vetting of prospective investors

  • Support in preparing an offering

  • Management of requests

  • Timely execution

For Limited Partners

  • Fund selection advice

  • Comprehensive and holistic due diligence

  • Forward-looking advice on industry trends

  • Investment advice in portfolio context

  • Full transparency and candor

 
 

The Partners

While we prioritize investment and operational due diligence, we believe that organizational health is the most enduring competitive advantage that investment management firms have at their disposal. We’re careful students of corporate leadership and culture, and we delve deeply into the mechanics behind a strategy and the causal factors that affect correlations across different market conditions.

 
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Co-founder and managing partner
David Barenborg

David Barenborg has over 35 years of experience in global financial markets with specific expertise in hedge funds and alternative investment strategies. 

Before launching Erigo, David was a Managing Director with BlackRock Alternative Advisors (BAA) where he was Director of Research and Head of the Absolute Return Strategies Manager Research Group for the firm’s Hedge Fund Solutions team with $25bn in assets under management. At BAA he was also a Portfolio Manager as well as head of Co-Investment strategies. Before Blackrock David held senior executive positions at Quellos Group, Lehman Brothers, Salomon Brothers and Deutsche Bank.

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Co-founder and managing partner

Neil Collins has over 30 years of experience in the alternative investment industry, with specific expertise in hedge funds, private equity, private credit and real estate strategies.

Before launching Erigo, Neil was a senior executive holding Global Head of Marketing positions for UBS Hedge Fund Solutions and The Carlyle Group’s Solutions business. He also held Managing Director positions at Melody Capital Partners, a private credit firm and Strategic Value Partners, a distressed debt firm; and was a partner of the Quellos Group (later BlackRock Alternative Advisors), having started his career as a derivative trader for O’Connor and Associates.

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Co-founder and managing partner

Bjorn Forfang has over 25 years of experience in global capital markets, with specific expertise in hedge funds, sovereign wealth funds, banking and management consulting.

Before launching Erigo, Bjorn was the Deputy CEO with CFA Institute, the premier global association for investment professionals. Before CFA Institute, Bjorn was a Managing Director with UBS Investment Bank in London and New York and served as Global Head of Relationship Management where he worked with some of the industry’s largest and most complex alternatives managers.  Bjorn also held senior positions with Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and Greenwich Associates and started his career in fixed income at JP Morgan.

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