Cygnus Investment Partners LP (Cygnus) is an asset management firm providing proprietary Canadian access to investment products of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR), one of the world’s pre-eminent private equity firms with a 42 year track record of investing success.1 Through Cygnus, Canadian institutional investors, other than those directly served by KKR, and qualified private investors,2 can access KKR’s alternative investment expertise through an innovative structure with ground-breaking minimum investment thresholds.
Cygnus was founded by a team of highly experienced industry professionals with significant expertise in asset management, wealth management, capital markets and banking. Our team saw the opportunity to bridge the gap between the history of investing success with a manager like KKR, and the large number of institutional and private investors who have had difficulty accessing KKR products in the past, due to their high minimum investment thresholds.
What's in a Name?
Cygnus is a constellation, also known to Canadians as The Northern Cross, which has presided over the northern night sky for millennia. Cygnus is a swan, the majestic and elegant bird which symbolizes partnership and loyalty. Our corporate values define our fiduciary responsibility to watch over our client portfolios throughout the life cycle of their long-term commitment to investments. Ours is a business based on trust and lasting relationships - as stable and consistent as our namesake constellation.
In the process of bringing KKR products to our clients, we are driven to make the investing experience transparent and straightforward, while delivering the highest level of service possible. We will serve our clients where and how they prefer to be served.
Our business is guided by our Key Values:
Our word is our bond. We understand that trust is earned by delivering on every commitment.
We are peerless in our commitment to achieve the highest standards of quality, performance and reputation.
We place the utmost value on building sustainable relationships with everyone with whom we do business.
We partner with leading world-class providers who share our dedication to the highest standards.
We are inspired to make the communities in which we and our clients live and do business, better places.
We actively seek and welcome feedback from clients, partners, the community and each other to improve in
all that we do.
Our leadership team operates in the spirit of partnership, bringing a diverse and deep experience set in support of a common goal. The Cygnus leadership team averages more than 30 years of experience in asset management, capital markets, wealth management and banking. We saw an opportunity to expand and transform the Alternatives market in Canada by connecting those investors with a demand for KKR-caliber products to those same products, by breaking down the primary barrier to accessibility: high minimums.
We have assembled a team of global industry leaders in risk management, custodial services, legal, audit, recordkeeping and performance reporting. Together, Cygnus and our service providers deliver the superior experience and service that you deserve.
Cygnus Investment Partners Inc.
181 Bay Street, Suite 4200
Toronto, ON M5J 2T3
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)
Cygnus is committed to making the communities in which we and our clients live and do business, better places. This includes ensuring that Cygnus’ services are accessible to all clients and employees of Cygnus with disabilities. If you would like to provide feedback on the accessibility of Cygnus’ services, please contact Cygnus:
- In writing or in person at Brookfield Place, 181 Bay St, Suite 4200, Toronto, ON, M5J2T3.
- By email to Debbie Dimoff, Partner & Chief Client Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Or by telephone at 416.583.5591.
Cygnus will, on request, provide information and communications in an accessible manner through use of appropriate accessible formats and communications supports.