“It’s not supposed to be easy. Anyone who finds it easy is stupid,” Charlie Munger, Berkshire Hathaway

Verdis Investment Management invests in global private partnerships, secondary offerings and co-investments in equities, hedge funds, venture capital, private equity, real estate, energy, metals, minerals, agriculture and other natural resources. Additionally, the firm makes select direct real estate investments.

Our long-standing relationships with both domestic and international fund managers make us a knowledgeable limited partner. We research and evaluate managers across all asset classes and actively track over 1000 funds, which provides the context required in selecting what we believe are the best investment opportunities. Our comprehensive manager due diligence process encompasses both investment and operational reviews of each manager, with a particular emphasis on identifying risks that we believe others miss or ignore.

Our deep understanding of global markets, sectors and geographies is applied when constructing portfolios to meet our risk and return objectives. We combine our global view with a thoughtful consideration of each opportunity, as well as the risks associated with the investment, and weight each manager/investment in the portfolio accordingly. We analyze the exposures provided to the portfolio by each investment, as well as how each manager/investment complements others in the portfolio, to mitigate risk while not diversifying away the value added by each manager/investment.

To facilitate the implementation of fund managers in our portfolios, our back-office team manages the volume of administrative details required with complex portfolios, including manager documentation, treasury functions, financial reporting, ongoing manager monitoring, and tax and audit preparation.