Industry-leading brand expands global data and information services for institutional investors with manager research and selection platform


NEW YORK and COPENHAGEN, June 28, 2018Pensions & Investments, a Crain Communications publication and global information source for institutional investors, and Global Fund Search, the leading asset manager research and selection platform, announce the creation of a new company to serve global asset owners, consultants and asset managers across all asset classes. The new Global Fund Search will be based in Denmark with offices in Copenhagen and New York.


Pensions & Investments is excited to announce the expansion of our global data and information services through this important investment,” said Chris J. Battaglia, vice president of Crain Communications and president of Global Fund Search. “By leveraging the successful track record of Global Fund Search, established in 2012, we can now deliver best-of-class manager research and selection services to a much wider group of investors through our new company. Global Fund Search is the only open architecture platform for institutional investors and its core services are offered free of charge to asset owners and asset managers. This unique platform enables us to build upon Pensions & Investments’ existing global information, news and conference lines of business.”


Pensions & Investments provides one of the most comprehensive manager search, hire and termination databases with reported mandates of more than $2.5 trillion USD, with transactions from 47 countries from more than 2,224 unique asset owners. P&I also provides the industry with performance rankings of asset owners, an M&A database of money managers, and the first risk transfer database for pension buyouts, buy-ins and longevity swaps. P&I also offers a wide range of data and information services on the the worlds largest asset owners including US, UK, Canadian, European, and Australian retirement funds through its award-winning Research Center.


“Combining resources with Pensions & Investments’ global media reach allows us to amplify the expansion of the solutions we provide institutional asset owners and the global asset management community,” said Kasper Steen Andersen, founder and CEO of Global Fund Search, Denmark. “With our combined efforts we can add even more value by increasing transparency and best practices using our unique and open-architecture platform created for professional investors.”


“This new company further expands Crain’s global footprint and strengthens our growing data-services portfolio,” said KC Crain, president and Chief Operating Officer, Crain Communications. “These industry-leading platforms build upon Crain’s position as the global leader of business resources for top decision makers in the sectors we cover and the global asset management community is critically important to Crain’s future growth strategy.”


For more information contact:

Nikki Pirrello, President and Publisher

Pensions & Investments


Kasper S. Andersen, CEO

Global Fund Search