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CIFC – A BNY Mellon partnered specialist investor

We are a multi-specialist investment firm offering investment solutions managed by talented asset class specialists each with distinct philosophies and proven approaches to provide best-in-class solutions.

Further expanding opportunities for clients, we have now partnered with alternative credit specialist, CIFC.

The credit markets are diverse and complex and through CIFC, clients can now access specialist capability in US middle market direct lending.

Founded in 2005, CIFC offers investment solutions across CLOs, corporate, structured, opportunistic credit and direct lending strategies, designed to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns to investors globally.

The firm leverages its fundamental-based research and deep experience investing across a wide variety of credit cycles and interest rate environments to target investment opportunities that generate alpha while preserving investor principal.

In December 2021, CIFC acquired LBC Credit Partners, expanding its alternative global credit platform into the private credit market. With the acquisition, CIFC currently manages over $42 billion1 in assets, serves over 400 institutional investors globally and employs more than 200 professionals in the U.S. and Europe.


1 Source: As of February 29, 2024. Firm AUM includes committed capital, excludes co-investment mandates.



Our lasting relationships with our investors speak to the superior experience we provide, and the perspective and guidance we bring to each new challenge.

Steve Vaccaro

CEO & Chief Investment Officer, CIFC





The value of investments can fall. Investors may not get back the amount invested.

Before investing in any investment product or making any related investment decision, the Investor should carefully read the applicable offering document to fully understand the features of the product and the associated risks.

CIFC Asset Management LLC is registered under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 and is an independent firm not affiliated with BNY Mellon.

Pursuant to a written agreement between BNY Mellon Investment Management EMEA Limited (“BNYM IM EMEA”) and CIFC Asset Management LLC (“CIFC”), BNYM IM EMEA and/or its affiliates (collectively “BNY Mellon”) is/are introducing or referring prospective investors to CIFC; or (where permitted under applicable laws and regulations) soliciting investors, and investors may consequently (1) (where applicable) engage CIFC to perform certain investment management, advisory or related services to the investors, or (2) subscribe into certain investment products, such as investment funds, of CIFC  (the “Products”). Subject to licensing and regulatory restrictions in particular jurisdictions, particular products, services or capabilities may or may not be offered and may need to be offered through a different entity or a service provider engaged by a BNY Mellon entity. BNY Mellon is not acting as a financial advisor to investors or otherwise providing any financial advice to investors when it introduces, refers or solicits (as applicable) investors with respect to CIFC or the Products. BNY Mellon makes no representation whatsoever, whether express or implied, as to the ability of CIFC to deliver the relevant objective, results, performances or return in the relevant Services or Products.

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