Seeing What’s Possible

A Legacy of Strength

Arena’s enterprise is a global, moated franchise that enables the firm to provide creative and flexible solutions for those seeking capital who cannot be served by conventional institutions.

History

Awards on this page are based on investment returns and assets under management as provided by Arena Investors and on other factors that may include investment discipline and selection, portfolio management, stability of investment team, investor relations and/or back-office infrastructure. Awards may be conferred by a panel of industry executives or through a more general voting process. For any award's selection criteria, see the corresponding firm’s website. Some nominations include an associated awards ceremony for which Arena Investors compensates the award provider to sponsor the event.

Awards on this page are based on investment returns and assets under management as provided by Arena Investors and on other factors that may include investment discipline and selection, portfolio management, stability of investment team, investor relations and/or back-office infrastructure. Awards may be conferred by a panel of industry executives or through a more general voting process. For any award's selection criteria, see the corresponding firm’s website. Some nominations include an associated awards ceremony for which Arena Investors compensates the award provider to sponsor the event.

2021

A milestone in assets under management as the year begins.

August
Arena-Investors-3b-Deployed-2021-07-21

Platform Expansion

Cross $3 billion in cumulative capital deployed in more than 250 privately negotiated transactions.

July

Platform Expansion

First close of Arena Special Opportunities Partners Fund II, a closed-end offering of Arena’s core strategy, including a rated offering for insurance company clients.

June

Platform Expansion

Launch of Arena Stable Income–ABS and Structured Finance strategy for insurance clients.

February
QuaestorCapitalMarkets-2022-01-11

Platform Expansion

Arena creates Quaestor Capital Markets as part of Arena’s broker-dealer Arena Financial Services, LLC.

January
Arena-Investors-Singapore-Office-Opens-2021-07-21A

Offices

Arena Investment Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. is formed.

January
Arena-Investors-2b-2021-04-12

Platform Expansion

Cross $2 billion in committed assets under management.

January
Arena-Investors-NZ-2021-04-12

Platform Expansion

Close of Arena New Zealand Real Estate Credit Partners II.

2020

2020

A milestone in capital deployed, a new sister company, and our fourth location is established.

December
Arena-Investors-Cayman-2021-04-12

Platform Expansion

Final close of Arena Special Opportunities Partners Fund I and Special Opportunities Partners (Cayman) Fund I at $519 million.

October
Alt-Credit-US-Performance-Awards-Special-Situations-Manager-of-the-Year-2020-White-Background-2021-03-30

Industry Recognition

Arena Investors Special Opportunities Fund wins the Alt Credit Fund Intelligence US Performance Awards Special Situations Manager of the Year.*

October
hedgeweek-US-Awards-Winner-2020-Best-Multi-Strategy-Hedge-Fund-Arena-Investors-LP-White-Background-2021-03-30A

Industry Recognition

Arena Investors is named the “Best Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund” in the Hedgeweek US Awards 2020.*

September
Pension Bridge Awards Winner 2020 - Private Debt Strategy of the year 2020

Industry Recognition

Arena Investors Special Opportunities Fund wins the Pension Bridge Private Debt Strategy of the Year Award.*

September
Arena-Investors-45m-2021-04-12

Financing

Arena FINCOs complete private placement of $45 million of 6.75% senior secured notes due September 30, 2025.

April
Arena-Investors-Dublin-Office-Opens-2021-04-12

Offices

Arena opens Dublin Office.

April
Quaestor-2021-03-30C

Value Creation

Creation of Quaestor Strategic Advisors, a portfolio value creation entity to Arena Investors, LP.

March

Platform Expansion

First close of Arena Special Opportunities Partners Fund I, a closed-end offering of Arena’s core strategy, including a rated offering for insurance company clients.

February
Alt-Credit-US-Awards-2020-Distressed-Credit-Special-Situations-Winner-White-Background-2021-03-30

Industry Recognition

Arena Wins Alt Credit Fund Intelligence “Best Distressed Credit/Special Situations” award, Highly Commended in “Direct lending fund – niche lending” and also nominated in the “Credit Opportunities” category.*

January
Arena-Investors-2b-Deployed-2021-04-12

Platform Expansion

Cross $2 billion in cumulative capital deployed, in over 200 privately negotiated transactions.

2019

2019

Physical and strategy expansion accelerate—and more awards for Arena’s products.

December
Arena-Investors-NZ-2021-04-12

Platform Expansion

Launch of New Zealand Real Estate Credit strategy, an excess capacity opportunity for participating in Arena’s New Zealand Real Estate investments.

November
QuaestorAdvisors-2021-03-30B

Offices

Arena opens Quaestor Advisors asset servicing and operations office in Jacksonville, Florida.

November
ArenaCo-Timeline-Awards-2020-09-20A-White-Background-2021-03-30A

Industry Recognition

Arena receives Highly Commended award for “Credit over $1bn” in HFM US Performance Awards.*

June
ArenaCo-Timeline-Awards-2020-04-07F

Industry Recognition

Arena Investors nominated for “Best North American Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund” and “Best Americas Billion Dollar Hedge Fund” in the 2020 Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Awards.*

February
Alt-Credit-US-Awards-2019-Direct-Lending-Winner-White-Background-2021-03-30

Industry Recognition

Arena Investors wins Alt Credit “Direct Lending” Fund of the Year award, and was also nominated in the “Multi-Strategy Credit,” “Asset Backed,” and “Credit Specialist” categories.*

January

Financing

Access to multi-asset class prime brokerage with top three investment bank provider.

2018

2018

A year of great growth, and the industry takes notice.

December
Arena-Investors-1b-2021-04-12

Platform Expansion

Cross $1 billion in committed assets under management.

October
ArenaCo-Timeline-Awards-2020-09-20x-White-Background-2021-03-26-White-Background-2021-03-30A

Industry Recognition

Arena Investors wins HFM “Newcomer Credit” Fund of the Year award.*

July
Arena-Investors-London-Office-Opens-2021-04-12

Offices

Arena opens London Office.

July
QuaestorAdvisors-2021-03-30B

Platform Expansion

Arena rebrands asset servicing affiliate Arena Service Company as Quaestor Advisors.

2017

2017

The start of bringing innovative strategies to mainstream businesses.

November

Platform Expansion

Launch of Arena Stable Income Account–Real Estate Credit strategy for insurance clients.

2016

2016

Access to our unique investments grows.

March

Platform Expansion

Expansion of Funds Platform for non-US investors.

2015

2015

A flag is planted: Financing in complex situations can benefit all.

October
Arena-Investors-200m-2021-04-12

Launch

Creation of Arena Family of Funds and Arena FINCOs with combined capital of ~$200 million.

May
Arena-Investors-WESTAIM-2021-04-12

Founding

Formation of Arena Investors in conjunction with The Westaim Corporation, with headquarters located in New York and a satellite office in San Francisco.