CAAM closes fund-of-funds

A year from its launch, Credit Agricole Asset Management (CAAM) has closed its European fund-of-funds on EURO110.5 million. Under a joint-venture agreement with global fund-of-funds specialist Pantheon, CAAM will invest the Green Way Private Equity Europe Fund with other Pantheon client monies within the group’s European primary fund investment programme, expected to total up to EURO1 billion a year.

The aim of the investment vehicle is to create a portfolio of around 30 funds to invest indirectly in around 500 unquoted European companies. By investing in these venture capital and leveraged buyout funds, CAAM hopes to create a diversified portfolio by country, sector and development stage.