Established in 1997, Private Advisors sources, underwrites, structures, and manages investments in small to mid-sized managers and direct transactions across the liquidity spectrum. Our integrated platform has expertise in Long/Short Equity, Credit, Real Assets and Small Company Private Equity. The long-term nature of our capital and range of expertise provides origination and diligence advantages that benefit our investors. We build commingled and customized portfolios on behalf of investors that seek to preserve and grow capital.
We have 34 investment professionals across our platform. The Firm's 16 partners average over 20 years of alternative investment experience. We believe the collective knowledge and network of our platform is vital to superior decision-making; therefore we foster a team-based culture predicated on collaboration and information sharing.
For 20 years, institutional investors and wealthy families have entrusted us to invest capital on their behalf. In 2010 we entered into a strategic partnership with New York Life Investments, a part of the New York Life group, a AAA-rated company (New York Life has the highest financial strength ratings currently awarded to any U.S. life insurer from all four of the major credit rating agencies A.M. Best (A++), Fitch (AAA), Moody’s Investors Service (Aaa), Standard & Poor’s (AA+). Third Party Ratings based on financial strength as of July 2018.) and one of the largest life insurers in the world. Our partnership with New York Life provides organizational stability, an ability to attract and retain talent and aligned investment capital. A strong alignment of interests with our clients remains paramount. Employees maintain meaningful ownership in our firm and, along with New York Life, have substantial capital invested alongside our clients.