NEW YORK – MUFG Union Bank, N.A., announced today a strategic partnership with Guggenheim Investment Advisory (GIA), a business unit of Guggenheim Partners, to deliver sophisticated, world-class alternative investment solutions to their clients through the Guggenheim Alternatives Platform.
The Guggenheim Alternatives Platform will provide MUFG Union Bank and HighMark Capital Management, its registered investment advisor and wholly owned subsidiary, access to Guggenheim Investment Advisory’s research, market updates, thematic guidance and online portfolio construction tools to build and integrate customized hedge fund allocations into client portfolios using a streamlined implementation process.
“Access to these types of funds represents a very important addition to our strategy of serving wealthy clients within our Private Bank,” said Managing Director Dennis Mooradian, Head of MUFG Union Bank’s Wealth Markets. “These investment fund options are attractive to many of our high net worth clients and those we wish to attract.”
The Private Bank is an exclusive part of MUFG Union Bank dedicated to the financial needs of high net worth individuals, non-profit organizations, business owners, corporate executives, and professional service firms. The Private Bank is built around teams of wealth management professionals who provide consultative relationships focused on enabling clients to reach their unique goals and dreams.
“We are pleased to have been selected by MUFG Union Bank as their primary alternative solutions provider and excited that GIA’s platform will be providing a comprehensive solution to meet their clients’ needs,” noted Dina DiLorenzo, Co-Head and Chief Operating Officer for Guggenheim Investment Advisory.
Added Charles Stucke, Co-Head and Chief Investment Officer for Guggenheim Investment Advisory, “Clients will have access to our highest-conviction strategies, as well as have the ability to select from a deeply researched menu of managers.”
About MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
MUFG Union Bank, N.A., is a full-service bank with offices across the United States. We provide a wide spectrum of corporate, commercial, retail banking and wealth management solutions to meet the needs of customers. The bank also offers an extensive portfolio of value-added solutions for customers, including investment banking, personal trust, capital markets, global treasury management, transaction banking and other services. With assets of $108.8 billion (USD), as of June 30, 2014, the bank has strong capital reserves, credit ratings and capital ratios relative to peer banks. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (NYSE: MTU), one of the world’s largest financial organizations with total assets of approximately ¥259 trillion (JPY) or $2.5 trillion (USD)*, as of June 30, 2014. MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation, the financial holding company and MUFG Union Bank, N.A. have corporate headquarters in New York City.
*Exchange rate of USD=¥101.36 (J-GAAP) as of June 30, 2014
About HighMark Capital Management, Inc.
San Francisco-based HighMark Capital Management, Inc. (HighMark), is a registered investment adviser, with nearly $15 billion in assets under management. Since 1919 HighMark has been managing institutional separate account portfolios for a wide variety of for-profit and nonprofit organizations, public agencies, public and private retirement plans, and personal trusts of all sizes. HighMark also serves as sub-adviser for mutual funds, common trust funds and collective investment funds. HighMark is a wholly-owned subsidiary of MUFG Union Bank, N.A. MUFG Union Bank is a proud member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, one of the world’s largest financial organizations. To learn more about HighMark please visit us at highmarkcapital.com.
About Guggenheim Investment Advisory
Guggenheim Investment Advisory (GIA) is a business unit of Guggenheim Partners, LLC. GIA provides investment, wealth management and operational solutions to ultra high net worth individuals, independent registered investment advisors, private banks and trust companies and similar financial intermediaries.
About Guggenheim Partners
Guggenheim Partners is a global investment and advisory firm with more than $210 billion in assets under management. Across our three primary businesses of investment management, investment banking, and insurance services, we have a track record of delivering results through innovative solutions. With over 2,500 professionals based in more than 25 offices around the world, our commitment is to advance the strategic interests of our clients and to deliver long-term results with excellence and integrity.