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Asset Manager Research & Selection


Global Fund Search connects Institutional Investors with the leading Asset Managers across the globe and within all asset classes.

We do this by means of a highly specialized online search platform combined with an open architecture investment database that is free of charge to both Asset Managers and Institutional Investors/Advisors

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The leading news and information source for
global asset owners and asset managers.

Investment theme

Finding the Sustainable Investment Leaders

Sustainable investing is one of the major themes that we see

among our investor-clients today, and it is a theme that is likely

to play an important role in institutional investing for many

years to come. Therefore, we dedicate a section of our

platform to the leading asset managers and products that we,

and our investor-network, see in this space.


Go to: Equity Fixed Income Private Markets

ESG News Updates

Sustainable Equity leaders

Sustainable Fixed Income leaders

Sustainable Private Markets leaders

ESG Handbook

GFS Handbook

Launched in collaboration with nordsip

ESG leadership is a status that most institutional asset managers are looking to attain; however, it can be difficult for investors to see through the marketing (and potential greenwashing) that is also a part of the game when significant amounts of assets flow towards a specific investment theme.

Therefore, the ESG Leaders program and the ESG Handbook attempt to identify the ESG leaders and thereby support institutional selection teams in their (re)search for external asset managers.

What we provide

Institutional Investors

  • Free, anonymous search platform
  • Unparalleled access to managers across the globe and within all asset classes
  • Customized reporting to fit your process
  • Active search process managed by GFS
  • Transparent and open architecture

Investment consultants

  • Enhance your manager search capabilities
  • Unlimited free searches
  • Use our scale to leverage your own process
  • Fully transparent process
  • Active search process managed by GFS

Asset Managers

  • Direct access to qualified institutional mandates
  • Free profile listing
  • Only pay for the searches in which you participate
  • Complimentary feedback on your progress
  • Access to unique peer group data

Unmatched product depth

The Global Fund Search platform provides institutional investors with unmatched product depth across all asset classes and geographies.


The platform is supported by Pensions & Investments, the leading provider of news, research and analytics for the global asset management industry.

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Open Architecture

We are committed to open architecture principles, exemplified by our platform’s accessibility to any approved asset manager.

Our guiding principle is simple: facilitate direct connections between the leading asset managers and institutional investors.


The Global Fund Search platform (GFS platform) is designed as an information service for professional investors, and to facilitate communications and information exchange between professional Investors and Asset Managers covering both listed assets and alternative assets e.g. equity, fixed income, private equity, private debt, real estate, infrastructure and hedge funds.

Investors and Asset Managers using the GFS platform do not undertake any form of general advertising or solicitation and do not make a public offering of securities. Only accredited investors and asset managers are able to access the GFS platform. The GFS platform (as defined by SEC, and the equivalent in other jurisdictions).

and read the full compliance documentation