An Independent private markets boutique with approximately USD 4.0 billion raised and managed
57 Stars is an employee‐owned asset manager focused on alternative investing strategies globally, with nearly USD 4.0 billion raised and managed. 57 Stars’ senior team has more than 100 years of collective experience sourcing and investing in private capital investment opportunities. Our institutional investor base includes public and private pension plans, insurance companies, foundations and endowments, a sovereign wealth fund, and family offices.
100 years of collective investing experience across the spectrum of alternative asset classes
The depth and breadth of our team’s investment experience covers both developed and emerging markets. Across alternative asset classes, our team has executed investment strategies in growth equity, venture capital, buyout, real estate, infrastructure, secondaries, special situations, and co . investments.
Recognizing the importance of on the‐ground presence for effective sourcing, due diligence, and portfolio management, 57 Stars has investment professionals in Washington, DC, Southern California, Munich, and in subsidiaries in Tokyo and Singapore1.
Diversity, ESG and Impact
Our team across five locations around world collectively speaks 16 different languages, with 35 percent of the team fluent in Mandarin. This linguistic variety is reflective of a team diverse by gender, age, race, religion, sexual orientation, and cultural background. We believe the diversity of our teams’ personal and professional backgrounds lends strength to the firm and enhances our investment process.
57 Stars believes that responsible investment requires incorporating environmental, social, and governance (“ESG”) considerations into our due diligence, investment, and ongoing monitoring processes, as effective application of ESG standards to portfolio investments can have a material effect on both returns and the markets in which portfolio investments operate. 57 Stars applies its Environmental and Social Management System (“ESMS”) as part of its investment and portfolio monitoring process, taking into consideration a range of codes and standards, including the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment, the Policy on Environmental and Social Sustainability, including the therein contained Performance Standards of the International Finance Corporation, the ESG Toolkit for Fund Managers of the Commonwealth Development Corporation. and the Private Equity Principles of the Institutional Limited Partners Association, among others.
While our central objective is to deliver superior financial returns to our investors, 57 Stars has roots in development finance, with much of the senior team having worked at OPIC (the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, now the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation). Accordingly, 57 Stars has always been cognizant of the impact our private capital investments can have in enhancing the lives of people around the globe.
For centuries and across cultures, navigators have relied on 57 stars in the night sky, together with the North Star, to fix their location and to chart a course forward among the seven continents. This system of celestial navigation, and its complexity, exemplifies a nuanced global perspective, and a rigor in developing analytical systems to discover opportunity and to manage risk.
The name “57 Stars” symbolizes our firm’s global and analytical approach to investing in markets throughout the world, many of which have been overlooked or are underserved.