Welcome to Black Isle Capital Partners
Black Isle Capital Partners is a specialist outsourced institutional sales boutique. There are multiple names for what we do – placement agent, third party marketer, institutional capital raiser – but ultimately one focus. We are experts in raising capital from UK institutional investors for asset managers.
Black Isle offers clients a comprehensive and systematic outsourced sales service delivered by a team of highly experienced UK institutional buy-side salespeople. We believe that our focus on the institutional market and the in-depth market knowledge and extensive contacts the team has gained over the last three decades clearly differentiate us. When raising capital, there is simply no substitute for market knowledge and personal relationships developed over many years.
I set up Black Isle to offer an alternative to an expensive and inflexible in-house sales team. I believe passionately that outsourcing to a specialist firm with the requisite expertise offers a cost-effective, flexible and efficient solution to the challenge of raising capital from institutional investors. A solution that should appeal to a wide range of asset managers unwilling or unable to adopt an in-house approach.
Black Isle’s clients are UK and overseas asset managers and other businesses looking to raise institutional capital. We are equally happy representing emerging or established asset managers. We can work on individual products or a suite. We can sell existing products or strategies, raise first or subsequent funds, or work with concepts where there is a desire to test the market.
Importantly we are not prescriptive in what we are looking for. Although we focus on private markets and real assets, we actively seek diversity and differentiation in the firms and strategies we represent. In a highly competitive marketplace, we believe new ideas and interesting investment approaches are more important than long track records and large AUM.
Our proposition is set out clearly and transparently here on our website: we want our asset manager clients and the institutional investors with whom we engage to understand what we stand for and how we operate.
I set out to create a business that reinvents outsourced institutional capital raising. A business built on a systematic and thoughtful sales approach that recognises how institutional investors make allocation decisions. A business offering clients an exceptional service delivered by an exceptional team. Black Isle Capital Partners is the result.
In an industry that doesn’t lack belief in its own self-importance you’ll find us refreshingly open and approachable. Please get in touch and we’d be delighted to discuss what Black Isle can do for you.
Founder and Managing Partner
Black Isle Capital Partners Limited