RueOne Investments Launches a Revolutionary Platform Connecting Investors to Actively Managed Direct Investment Opportunities
RueOne Investments, announced today the launch of the first marketplace providing accredited and institutional investors direct access to a curated selection of alternative assets that are sourced, structured, and managed by industry leading asset managers. The recently passed Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act has enabled RueOne to offer a unique and innovative solution for investors and asset managers alike. For the first time, investors will have the ability to take advantage of deal flow, structuring expertise, due diligence capability, and ongoing oversight of professional asset managers while still having the flexibility to evaluate and invest in individual deals.
“We’re excited to bring to market a truly revolutionary platform that will fundamentally change the way investors access alternative assets and managers raise capital,” said RueOne CEO Jeff Baehr. “The current model is broken. To gain exposure to alternative assets, an investor is essentially required to write a blank check to a hedge fund or private equity manager. Investors should have a say where their money goes. When they do, we’ve seen the investments tend to yield superior results.”
Mr. Baehr added, “Following the financial crisis in 2008, it’s become more difficult for all but the largest asset management companies to raise capital. Investors simply don’t trust smaller firms even when they possess premier talent and a track record of success. There is, however, a tremendous appetite for asset specific transactions. It’s simply easier to raise capital for a specific deal than it is for a fund. We’re assisting talented asset managers take advantage of this phenomenon by providing them with an end-to-end solution to tap into the strong demand for actively managed direct investment opportunities.”