NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Willow Oak Asset Management, LLC ("Willow Oak Asset Management" or "Willow Oak") announced that Arquitos Capital ("Arquitos") has joined the Willow Oak platform of funds. Arquitos is the first independently run fund to become a client of Willow Oak's fund management services ("FMS") offering.
This agreement marks the external launch of Willow Oak's FMS. Having started or seeded other funds currently on our platform, Willow Oak has built a strong team made up of marketing, accounting, compliance, and back-office professionals. Clients benefit from our established infrastructure and network, fund marketing activities, and operational support services, all of which are designed to ensure that fund managers stay focused on the substantive functions that drive their success.
Michael Bridge, chief executive officer for Enterprise Diversified, Inc. ("ENDI"), Willow Oak's parent company, commented, "Asset management is in our DNA at ENDI. Our primary focus going forward is expanding our successful Willow Oak asset management platform. We are, therefore, excited to add Arquitos to our Willow Oak platform, which also includes Alluvial, Bonhoeffer, and Willow Oak Select. The addition of Arquitos to Willow Oak FMS enables us to expand our FMS team and provide a truly value-add offering that allows fund managers to focus on what they do best—run their investment portfolios."
"I launched Arquitos in 2012 because I love investing," said Steven Kiel, president of Arquitos. "Teaming up with Willow Oak will allow me to dedicate all of my resources to that. This agreement with Willow Oak FMS will provide Arquitos access to a diverse set of skills delivered by a proven support staff including investor relations, back-office support, and strategic marketing. The team will act as a liaison to the fund's existing service providers, providing economies of scale and implementing best practices. This will undoubtedly benefit my investors."
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Willow Oak Asset Management, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Enterprise Diversified, Inc. Willow Oak is a flexible platform of private investment partnerships that are independently run by unique internal and external fund managers. Our managers uncover uncommon opportunities and share a commitment to investing for the long term, utilizing a value-oriented investment framework. Willow Oak offers tailored fund management services to boutique fund managers. Our network of in-house and third-party marketing, administrative, tax, audit, legal, and custodian providers complements the activities of a busy fund manager and ensures a level of portfolio attention that drives success.
About Enterprise Diversified, Inc.
Enterprise Diversified, Inc. and its subsidiaries engage in several diverse business activities in the following industries: asset management, real estate, internet access, and home services. The company's philosophy is to centralize capital allocation decisions at the corporate level and decentralize operational decisions among subsidiary managers. Copies of Enterprise Diversified's press releases and additional information about the company are available at www.enterprisediversified.com.
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