OUR NAME: MERIAN GLOBAL INVESTORS
Who is Maria Sibylla Merian, the scientist, adventurer and artist after whom Merian Global Investors is named?
Merian Global Investors is a leading, independent, global asset management firm. While our name may suggest we are a relative newcomer, our roots in fact go back many years.
The company as it is now known was formed in June 2018 when its management team, together with funds operated by the global growth private equity firm, TA Associates, acquired the “single-strategy” investment capabilities of Old Mutual Global Investors.
As an independent firm, we are committed to continuing to build a successful, specialised asset management business. Central to the future of our business is a belief that our clients appreciate the value of active investment management when it delivers what they reasonably expect.
Our strategy is to seek to attract and retain talented investment professionals, who are experts in their particular fields, and to provide them with the operational, risk management and distribution environment and support they need in order to thrive, yet without encumbering them with a blunt “house view” imposed by a chief investment officer.
Merian Global Investors is owned by members of the senior management team, including the firm’s most senior fund managers, other members of Merian Global Investors staff, and funds operated by TA Associates, the global growth private equity firm. The ownership structure of the business has been designed to ensure the highest level of alignment of the interests of our personnel with those of our clients.
About TA Associates: Now in its 50th year, TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced global growth private equity firms. Focused on five target industries – technology, healthcare, financial services, consumer and business services – TA invests in profitable, growing companies with opportunities for sustained growth, and has invested in nearly 500 companies around the world. Investing as either a majority or minority investor, TA employs a long-term approach, utilising its strategic resources to help management teams build lasting value in growth companies. TA has raised US$24bn in capital since its founding in 1968 and is investing out of current funds of US$7.25bn. The firm’s more than 80 investment professionals are based in Boston, Menlo Park, London, Mumbai and Hong Kong.