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The hunt for truly alternative investments — from alligators to concrete

JUNE 7 2024 - In the hot, humid wetlands of the Deep South you’ll find the highest concentration of alligator farms in the US. Some are home to more than 100,000 of the writhing, snapping reptiles, which can grow over 12ft in length and weigh half a ton. Most will end up as luxury bags and watch straps.

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Are Esoteric Asset Classes the New Hedges?

March 28, 2024 - When institutional investors say they are on the hunt for uncorrelated sources of return, that often means adding a sleeve of trend followers or quantitative strategies to their hedge fund portfolio, but that may be changing. More funds are coming to market chasing investment opportunities off the beaten path, like whiskey or classic cars, while other niches like royalties and intellectual property investing are starting to mature.

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Cordillera Bets Carbon-Credit Prices Will Keep Rising

March 21, 2024 - Some private-equity firms back businesses that generate and sell carbon credits. Niche-market specialist Cordillera Investment Partners sees more opportunity in buying the credits themselves.

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The Private Equity Fund That Invests In Barrels Of Whiskey

February 3, 2024 – Cordillera last week announced that it’s raised $62 million for a fund dedicated to buying and aging whiskey barrels. The Bay Area firm was founded 10 years ago to invest in niche, non-correlated assets. Or, as co-founder Chris Heller puts it, “off-the-beaten-path, weird stuff.”

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Cordillera Raises $62 Million for Whiskey Opportunities Fund

January 24, 2024—Cordillera Investment Partners (“Cordillera”), an investment management firm that exclusively invests in niche, non-correlated assets, today announced it has completed fundraising for its $62 million Whiskey Opportunities Fund (the “Fund”).

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Cordillera Appoints Rachel Levi as Head of Investor Relations

January 16, 2024—Cordillera Investment Partners (“Cordillera”), an investment management firm focused on investing in niche, non-correlated assets, today announced that Rachel Levi has joined the firm as Head of Investor Relations, effective January 8, 2024.

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Cordillera Appoints Zankhna Vasha as Chief Financial Officer

December, 6 2023 – Cordillera Investment Partners (“Cordillera”), an investment management firm that exclusively invests in niche, non-correlated assets, today announced that Zankhna Vasha has joined as Chief Financial Officer (“CFO”), effective December 1, 2023.

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Investing In Assets With Non-Correlated Risks

November 8, 2023 – Chris Heller, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner, joins Jill Malandrino on Nasdaq TradeTalks to discuss identifying new alternatives and the benefits of non-correlated investments that mitigate the types of risks often seen in institutional portfolios.

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Why Investors Can Benefit from Being Early to Niche Alternatives

November 7, 2023 – Chris Heller, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner, joins Bloomberg Radio to discuss the key tenets of Cordillera’s investment strategy and why investors can benefit from being early to niche alternatives.

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Q&A: How Cordillera seeks value in whiskey barrels and marinas

October 30, 2023 – Cordillera’s Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner Chris Heller profiled on the firm and its investment strategy.

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How private market asset classes are changing the game in investment portfolios

October 23, 2023 – For Pensions & Investment’s 50th Anniversary issue, Chris Heller, Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner, shared his outlook on the state of alternative investing in private markets and the importance of investors being early identifiers of the “next big thing”.

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Cordillera Raises $443 Million for Fund III

July 12, 2023 – Cordillera Investment Partners (“Cordillera”), an investment management firm that exclusively invests in niche, non-correlated assets, today announced it has completed fundraising for Cordillera Investment Fund III, L.P. (the “Fund”) with $443 million of commitments from institutional allocators.

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Cordillera Raises $443 Million to Back Niche Alternative Investments

July 12, 2023 – Cordillera Investment Partners raises $443 million for Fund III, the firm’s largest fundraising round to date.

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Chris Heller of Cordillera Investment Partners Joins Capital Allocators to Discuss Niche Alternatives

March 24, 2022 – Chris is Co-Founder and Co-Managing Partner at Cordillera Investment Partners, a $1.2 billion alternative investment fund that invests in niche, non-correlated assets, or what Chris calls weird stuff, like whiskey aging, boat marinas, spectrum, and water rights. Their conversation covers Chris’s background and the founding of Cordillera, the evolution of alternative assets and alternative alternatives, sourcing new opportunities, conducting due diligence, measuring risk, portfolio construction, and exit strategy.

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