About us

Blue Rock AdvisorsTM, LLC is dedicated to being the leading focused manager of managers specializing in the low net exposure, long-short equity style of hedged portfolios.

We provide our clients with access to a diversified mix of the most talented and driven managers in this unique investment style. Blue Rock provides this access through a family of intelligently structured multi-manager funds that seek attractive return targets, controlled volatility and minimal correlation to other asset classes.

Founded in 1989 and 100% employee owned, Blue Rock has the experience and knowledge to provide our clients with a high-quality alternative investment product while employing processes and strategies designed to minimize risk.

Blue Rock manages a variety of low net exposure, long-short equity multi-manager funds designed to meet our institutional clients’ unique needs. We advise a range of funds, from our flagship fund to our alpha overlay and liquid alpha funds.

Our managed portfolios are diversified across a wide range of stock selection methodologies implemented by Blue Rock’s underlying managers. We are also believers that size is counterproductive to performance, preferring to invest with smaller, more nimble managers. Our style-focused analytics and detailed due diligence and monitoring procedures assist a wide range of institutional fiduciaries to participate with greater confidence.

We seek the following investment objectives while managing our funds and portfolios:

• To achieve consistent positive returns across market cycles

• To lessen market risk

• To mitigate factor risks

We believe that a low net exposure, long-short equity approach can complement a wide range of institutional portfolios that are seeking to mitigate market direction risk and further diversify with low-correlated investments.

Founded in 1989 by Robert W. Fullerton, Blue Rock is dedicated exclusively to managing low net exposure, long-short equity multi-manager funds.

Blue Rock’s flagship fund was launched in 1989 with a single manager. The firm immediately began to research other managers offering low net, long-short portfolios and decided to focus entirely on this strategy.

In July 1991, Blue Rock’s flagship fund was converted from a single manager fund to a multi-manager fund. Mark Steen, Principal, joined the firm that same year.

Today, Blue Rock tracks and maintains research on more than 500+ low net, long-short equity managers in our proprietary database. Blue Rock has a 26-year track record investing exclusively with low net, long-short equity managers.

Our People

Lisa Buck

Business Development Coordinator

Robbie Burkhart

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Investment Officer

Krista Ellingson

Operations Manager

Sviatlana Erickson

Senior Fund Analyst

Carl Hagen

Senior Quantitative Analyst/Developer

Angela Knutzen

Chief Compliance Officer
Director of Operations

Jae P. Lee

Chief Financial Officer

Mark Steen

Managing Director

Greg Swaim

Director of Research

Our Strategy

We provide our clients with access to a diversified mix of the most talented and driven managers in this unique investment style. Blue Rock provides this access through a family of intelligently structured multi-manager funds that seek attractive return targets, controlled volatility and minimal correlation to other asset classes.

Low Net, Long-Short Equity Investing

Low net, long-short equity strategies are designed to reduce market direction risk and limit downside risk.

Buy long equities expected to outperform the market.

Sell short equities expected to underperform the market.

Investing in a well-diversified variety of stock selection methodologies in a highly-disciplined, risk-controlled framework assists in achieving investment objectives.

Low net, long-short investment seeks to provide low correlation with stocks, bonds and other alternatives strategies.

Investments are, with few exceptions, in publicly-traded, liquid equities.

The Look of a Low Net, Long-Short Equity Investment

Blue Rock’s low net, long-short equity strategy provides exposure to a variety of stock selection methodologies in a highly-disciplined, risk-controlled framework.

Using low net exposure, nearly market neutral, as a “risk framework” enables a portfolio manager to structure a low volatility portfolio, one that is designed in an effort to mitigate market-related risks and derive value-added/alpha from ‘stock picking’.

Employing “long-short” as the ‘stock picking’ strategy provides an opportunity to balance the inefficiencies present in long-only strategies and thereby perform well in most market conditions.

The merging of a market-neutral risk discipline with a well-balanced long-short stock selection methodology provides clients with the unique opportunity to seek consistent attractive returns in a strategy designed to minimize volatility.

How To Contact Us

Address:
445 East Lake Street, Suite 120
Wayzata, MN 55391

Main Phone: (952) 229-8700

Fax: (952) 229-8701

General Inquiries:
Contact Us Online Using Form Below

New Business Contact:
Mark Steen, CFA, Principal
952-229-8710 or steen@blue-rock.com

New Manager Contact:
Greg Swaim, Director of Research
952-229-8708 or swaim@blue-rock.com

Nothing in this website constitutes an offer or solicitation for the purchase or sale of any financial instrument or a commitment by Blue Rock Advisors, LLC or its affiliates (“Blue Rock”) to enter into any investment products referenced herein. Any offer will be made only to persons meeting the requisite qualifications and then exclusively by means of a complete set of offering documents, including related subscription documents. This information is not intended to be used as the primary basis of investment decisions, and because of individual investor objectives, it should not be construed as advice designed to meet the particular investment needs of any investor. Investment in any instrument offered by Blue Rock is subject to liquidity restrictions and periodic windows of opportunity to withdraw assets. Full details of the funds are contained in the applicable offering memorandum which is available upon request from Blue Rock.

Blue Rock is a registered investment adviser with the SEC. Registration with the SEC or with any self-regulatory authority does not imply a certain level of skill or training. A detailed summary of the risks and characteristics of Blue Rock’s investment advisory business is included in Part 2A of Blue Rock’s Form ADV (available at http://www.adviserinfo.sec.gov). Prospective investors must make an independent assessment of such matters in consultation with their own professional advisors. Nothing in the website should be construed as legal, tax, regulatory or accounting advice.

Although Blue Rock endeavors to maintain the information on this website, Blue Rock does not warrant its completeness or accuracy. Any opinions expressed are those of the writer and are subject to change without notice or update. The information herein is preliminary, subject to change, and does not constitute a complete description of Blue Rock’s investment services.

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