Culross Global

Culross Group

Culross Global was founded in 1992 and is composed of three legal entities, with offices located in Switzerland, Malta and the UK. It is one of the longest established alternative investment businesses in Europe.

The Swiss entity carries out investment research and investor relations for investors in Culross Funds SA and all SMAs.

The Maltese entity is the investment manager and AIFM of Culross Funds S.A. SICAV-RAIF in Luxembourg, and is regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA). Investment management, risk management and investor relations are carried out from the Malta office.

The UK entity carries out investment research as well as middle and back office functions, and is authorized and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Culross Founder

Nigel Blanshard
Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Nigel founded Culross in 1992 and is the Chief Investment Officer. As CIO he is a member of the Investment Committee and has final responsibility for manager selection and portfolio management.

Nigel began his career in 1980 as a fixed income portfolio manager in the London investment offices of the Insurance Company of North America (INA) which in the 1980’s became CIGNA. During the 1980’s CIGNA became one of the largest global multi-line insurers with the London office managing all insurance and re-insurance portfolios outside the US. Nigel was appointed Head of Fixed Income in 1986, managing portfolios totaling $3.5bn and leading a team of 24 employees. In 1989 Nigel and a team of eleven from CIGNA left to found Century Asset Management where, as CIO, he led the management of global fixed income portfolios with active futures and options overlays pursuing an absolute return objective.

Nigel studied Engineering and Geography at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge graduating with an M.A.

Culross Team

The Culross team, located in the London, Malta and Zug offices, comprises six experienced professionals each of whom has been with the firm for over ten years and who form the investment committee, the risk management committee, run investment operations and provide investor relations and all client reporting.

Over the past fifteen years the Culross Group has been built on a substantial investment in technology and proprietary investment software creating a seamless integration of the business for staff working from multiple locations. This software underpins the firm’s investment process and operational controls to meet the regulatory requirements of being a fully authorized AIFM in Europe.

In the UK Culross has been authorized and regulated by the FCA since 1992 to provide a full suite of investment services to professional clients. Switzerland is arguably the leading investment centre in Europe and through the office in Zug the company has built a strong presence in that country. To deliver pooled fund investment solutions to clients the company built their own funds platform in Luxembourg, the Culross Funds S.A. SICAV-RAIF. In addition to this structure for pooled solutions the company also manages a range of separate managed accounts (SMAs) each of which has been tailored to meet the specific objectives of the client.