LR Managers chooses CITE Investments and its wholly owned subsidiary iGen Capital as their Investor Relations, PR and Corporate Governance partner


24 March 2016 LR Managers (New York) and iGEN Capital (London) have agreed to the terms of a Master Distribution Agreement that will see both entities collaborating on investor relations, PR and corporate governance.

LR Managers is one of the oldest independent Frontier Markets asset management companies. It was incubated out of the Rockefeller Family Office and launched in 1997. The firm quickly demonstrated performance success in the early years despite launching just ahead of the Asian crisis. At peak, prior to 2008, the firm managed $900m in assets. The firm is now seeking to rebuild the business to take full advantage of their core expertise. The team continues to employ 12 research staff in their ‘field’-office in Vietnam whilst the management team is based in New York bringing total headcount to 20.

“We have had a lot to digest over the past few years, not least the passing of four of our key principals during the 2006-2007 period. Despite the various headwinds over the years, we continued to develop the business and we are positive that our continued investment in our business infrastructure as well as the continuity of our team will sit well with institutional allocators. Collaborating with iGEN on conveying our refreshed story with renewed focus on Frontier Markets comes at a time when we both believe that these markets will see a strong rebound,” says Don LaGuardia, Founder and CEO LR Managers. “The timing for our engagement could not be better.”

“For CITE, teaming up with LR Managers was an obvious choice”, Anjelika Klamp, Global Head of Portfolio Management, CITE Investments confirms. “The team has significant history, strong legacy relationships in most, if not all, Frontier Markets and a portfolio management history that has demonstrated that they can manage significant assets in small but very nimble markets. We were impressed by their ability to select companies that one would not ordinarily find when allocating to mainstream groups.”

ABOUT LR Managers

LR Managers is a specialist Frontier Markets asset manager founded in 1997 as part of the Rockefeller family office. LR Managers is now independent and maintains a team of 20 Frontier Markets specialists between its New York HQ and research center in Vietnam. Tracing its roots back to its Principals’ time at Rockefeller & Co., its deeply rooted bottom-up, value-oriented investment style has been the cornerstone of its investment process and has remained consistent throughout the firm’s 19-year history.

ABOUT iGen Capital

iGen Capital offers Master Distribution solutions to its asset management clients, and is an appointed representative to Sapia Partners LLP, regulated by the FCA in the UK. iGen is a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITE Investments, a Venture Partner in Asset Management®.