A unique approach to

Manager selection

At bfinance, we take pride in our unique approach to manager selection, which puts investors firmly in control of a powerful and proven manager search and selection process. Unlike traditional buy lists, we prioritise the criteria set by our clients, allowing for more flexibility and tailored solutions. Our focus is on providing full coverage of the investment manager universe, fostering genuine competition, and enabling managers to innovate to meet clients' specific needs.

Private Markets Manager Research

Private Markets

The private markets team includes dedicated specialists for private equity, private debt, real estate and infrastructure, providing exceptional breadth and depth of coverage.

Fixed Income Manager Research

Fixed Income

The fixed income team includes dedicated specialists for full bond market coverage, from core global aggregate through to leveraged loans and alternative credit.

Equities Manager Research


The equities team includes dedicated specialists for deep expertise across the full spectrum of listed public equity strategies for manager research and selection.

Diversifying Strategies Manager Research

Diversifying Strategies

The diversifying strategies team provides wide-ranging expertise within liquid markets that are intended to improve on traditional portfolio outcomes and manage risk.


Control. Our goal is to work as an extension of your team, giving you the tools you need to make robust, informed decisions. With bfinance, you stay in the driving seat, having the flexibility to adjust and access additional resources when needed. This approach empowers you to negotiate with a stronger hand, ensuring you get the best possible outcomes.

Customisation. We understand that each client has unique priorities and requirements. With bfinance, you can establish your own set of priorities, adapt the process to suit the needs of your in-house team, and ensure access to the widest choice of providers. Moreover, we are dedicated to incorporating Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) factors that align with your specific impact investment parameters.

Clarity. Transparency and clarity are at the core of our approach. We provide full visibility into our method and analysis, allowing you to make well-justified decisions backed by a robust audit trail. Our commitment to visibility and validation ensures strong governance and enhances your confidence in the decision-making process.

bfinance gave us feedback at every stage of the process and listened to our input. I liked that it was not ‘a closed box’ - we were able to add our thoughts to the process.

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Our manager selection philosophy

An innovative approach to manager selection

Our philosophy on manager selection at bfinance is built on recognising the uniqueness of each institutional investor. We firmly believe that your specific priorities, needs, and resources should be at the heart of our approach. Unlike the one-size-fits-all recommendations offered by many peers, our platform provides extensive coverage of the provider universe, from well-established names to boutique managers. Our decisions are based on a thorough audit trail, ensuring tailored solutions for each client.

No buy-lists

We do not rely on generic buy-lists. Instead, we curate investment solutions that precisely match your requirements and constraints. By avoiding the cookie-cutter approach, we deliver targeted and customised recommendations that align with your investment objectives.

Expert resources

With bfinance, you have full access to a dedicated project team, including a senior asset class specialist. Our team comprises experienced researchers across major public and private markets, many of whom have real-world experience managing money. Additionally, we have a team of skilled analysts to support your investment journey.

Harnessing competition

We level the playing field for asset managers, ensuring that all providers suitable for your mandate can compete on fair terms. By promoting true competition, we safeguard your interests and strengthen your negotiating position, leading to better outcomes for your investments.

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ESG tailoring

We understand the significance of responsible investment, and our highly customised approach ensures that ESG considerations align with your beliefs and requirements. Our deep expertise helps you look beyond superficial box-ticking and make impactful investment decisions.

Ensuring integrity

At bfinance, we are committed to maintaining a business model free from conflicts of interest. We do not manage money or provide OCIO services, ensuring that our advice remains independent and objective. Our innovative pricing model aligns our interests with yours, fostering a long-term partnership.

Full-service care

Our support extends beyond manager selection. We offer extensive wraparound services, many of them on an inclusive basis. These services include board education, portfolio risk exposure analysis, strategy selection, opportunity set reviews, negotiating terms, and monitoring manager performance.

Discover a new standard in manager selection

At bfinance, our expertise lies in empowering you with an efficient and effective manager selection process. Experience the difference of our innovative approach, tailored solutions, expert resources, fair competition, ESG alignment, integrity, and comprehensive support. Let us be your trusted partner in achieving your investment goals through well-informed manager selection decisions.

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