Bolton Launches new Digital Platform for Private Markets

Bolton Global Capital and iCapital® Partner to Enhance Access to Private Markets for LATAM and US Clients

Bolton Global Capital, a leading independent wealth management firm, and iCapital, the global fintech platform driving access to alternative investments for the wealth management industry, today announced a partnership to provide Bolton’s extensive network of financial advisors with a range of private market offerings and resources.  

Bolton will launch a customized marketplace powered by iCapital’s technology and solutions to deliver private equity, private debt, and real estate investment offerings to advisors across Latin America as well as US advisers servicing US resident and non-resident LATAM clients.

Unicorn Strategic Partners, a leading distribution partner to asset managers and a strategic partner to iCapital in the LATAM region, will support Bolton in their distribution efforts and will educate Bolton’s network of advisors on the asset class and funds available on Bolton’s marketplace. 

“Financial advisors are increasingly looking for a broader array of investment options to meet clients’ growing appetite for private market offerings,” said Steve Preskenis, Bolton’s President. “Our partnership with iCapital provides advisors with streamlined access to a selective range of alternative investment solutions, while empowering them with the resources to make informed decisions about how this asset class can potentially benefit client portfolios.”  

Bolton’s digital marketplace will automate the subscription process to improve the efficiency and client experience of alternative investing.

“There is increasing unmet demand from wealth managers and their clients in the region for private markets as value creation is increasingly taking place outside public markets while companies are still private,” said Marco Bizzozero, Head of International at iCapital. “We are delighted to further strengthen our presence domestically and in Latin America and to support the Bolton team in our shared mission to provide institutional-quality investment offerings to the US and LATAM wealth management communities.”

In addition, iCapital will offer research, due diligence, education, and investment product training to Bolton’s advisor network of more than 50 affiliated offices.

“A lack of education has prevented many advisors from using more alternative investments,” said Wes Sturdevant, Head of Client Solutions LATAM. “This partnership is emblematic of iCapital’s key value proposition because it helps advisors and their clients understand private market investments through education to produce successful outcomes.”