Clarity around the most queried aspects

of our program.

Investor FAQ

  1. Why should an investor select an emerging or boutique manager over, or in addition to, a venerable asset management firm?


  2. What is the difference between a “manager of managers” and a “fund of funds”?


  3. Why should an investor use a manager of managers or a fund-of-funds?


  4. Why should an investor select Bivium as a manager of managers or a fund-of-funds?


  5. How does being an employee-owned emerging or boutique investment firm aid institutional investors?


  6. What are Bivium’s fees?


  7. How has Bivium been successful in sourcing emerging investment talent?


  8. Who at Bivium is accountable for ensuring that client expectations are met?


  9. Can Bivium build and manage socially responsible portfolios to fit an investor’s precise objectives?


  10. As plan sponsors, we are very concerned about protecting the investments of future retirees. Can you detail the warning signs you look for with respect to an emerging manager’s business and investment risks?


  11. What is your approach to portfolio construction?


  12. Is Bivium employee owned?


  13. Is Bivium a minority- and/or woman-owned enterprise?


  14. How does Bivium define emerging and boutique investment managers?


  15. What asset classes does Bivium invest in?


  16. Does Bivium currently manage long/short products (i.e., hedge funds) or alternatives (i.e., private equity)?


  17. Is Bivium SEC registered?


  18. Does Bivium only follow emerging managers?


Manager FAQ

  1. How does the Bivium process help emerging and boutique firms?


  2. Why should a boutique or emerging manager seek to join Bivium’s program?


  3. How does a firm become a manager in one of Bivium’s products?


  4. What is the process for being included in Bivium’s manager database?


  5. How long does the evaluation process take?


  6. Is a minimum track record required for inclusion?


  7. What asset classes does Bivium invest in?


  8. What investment strategies does Bivium offer?


  9. Does Bivium currently manage long/short products (i.e., hedge funds) or alternatives (i.e., private equity)?


  10. Do managers have to be minority or women-owned firms?


  11. Do managers need to have a three-year track record or minimum number of assets under management before they can be considered?


  12. Does Bivium provide working capital investments to the managers they fund?


  13. What is the fee structure for managers?


  14. Do managers have to be SEC registered?


  15. Is Bivium a minority-owned enterprise?


  16. Does Bivium only follow emerging managers?


  17. Does Bivium fund investment managers outside the US?


  18. Who do I contact with general questions about the firm?




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