Alternative investment allocations are often built assuming all investors are similar, when in reality no two families or institutions are alike. In fact, even portfolios within a family or within an institution differ in need and objective.

Our approach is to recognize what makes each family or institution unique and then provide investors with optionality and transparency so their alternative allocation can work for their specific portfolio.

We do this by providing investment opportunities that focus on transparency and fairness to the end investor, whether they be direct investments, fund formations, or strategic allocations to existing third party managers.


Flexible Mandate

Offering direct investments with a shorter investment period than traditional funds affords greater flexibility to our investors. Investors have an increased opening to decide what is the right investment allocation given their unique investment goals, whether it be for tax, risk-profile, or cash flow objectives.

Patient Partnership

Unlike traditional fund structures that are arbitrarily targeting shorter and shorter holding periods, we look to improve investment returns through appropriately timed exits. This means our investments can compound for a longer period of time, enabling investors to defer any exit taxes.


We believe investors deserve transparency and fairness, which is why we charge fees on invested capital, not committed capital. Not only does this prevent unnecessary fee drag, it also ensures investors only pay fees on money actually put to work, not money waiting on the sideline.


Meaningful investment by both the Firm’s anchor investors and employees facilitates alignment amongst all of Cynosure’s limited partners. We approach each investment through the lens of our investors, ensuring that after-tax and after-fee returns are maximized and understood. By providing solutions that work to minimize hassle and increase transparency, our goal is to deliver an alternative investment experience that enhances return on a portfolio basis in a way that exceeds expectations.

“These examples are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute investment advice, a recommendation, or an offer of solicitation. The reader should not assume that an investment in the portfolio companies reflected here was or will be profitable."