Founded in 1997, Marshall Wace is a leading global alternatives investment manager specializing in long/short equity. We combine fundamental investing with systematic and quantitative strategies to deliver returns from a range of investment solutions. We are one of the world’s largest alternative asset managers, managing in excess of $50 billion with over 350 employees working in London, New York, and Hong Kong.
Our history is one of continuous development and innovation, from being the creators of the TOPS Alpha Capture System, to the extensive use of proprietary systems throughout our investment and operations environment. In a challenging industry we seek to be competitive by bringing together people from diverse backgrounds and providing them with the systems, data, technology, and work environment they need to succeed. Our culture enables innovative ideas to surface from all areas of the firm and to be executed quickly. TOPS is an exceptional example of how innovation within Marshall Wace has created a unique investment solution for clients and driven many areas of the firm to improve efficiency and key processes and controls.
In September 2015, KKR and Marshall Wace announced the formation of a long term strategic partnership, with KKR initially acquiring 25pct in Marshall Wace. KKR has market leadership positions in Private Equity and Credit markets, which complement Marshall Wace’s market leadership position in Equity Long/Short, liquid alternative products. The strategic partnership is based on a shared vision of how financial markets are changing and how best to serve clients’ evolving investment requirements, bringing together strong traditions of investment expertise, innovation, entrepreneurship, and cultural alignment. In time, it will enable the joint development of new products, the potential for an expanded global client base, and allow the creation of incentive plans for the next generation of Marshall Wace partners and staff.