1251 Asset Management becomes Diffractive Managers Group and invests strategically in Wavelength Capital Management

BOSTON, November 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – 1251 Asset Management, a multi-affiliated holding company and asset management platform of 1251 Capital Group, today announced that it is changing its name to Group of diffraction managers (“Diffractive”). The new name and branding reflect the company’s focus on connecting investors with differentiated and active asset managers.

Along with the rebranding, Diffractive also announced that it has made a strategic investment in Wavelength capital management (“Wavelength”), a fast growing systematic fixed income asset management company based in Westport, Connecticut.

Pierre Martin, Head of Distribution of Diffractive, explained: “Wavelength’s highly differentiated strategy aligns perfectly with Diffractive’s mission to connect investors to the innovative and impactful solutions of tomorrow. Equally important, the team is the ultimate cultural fit: forward thinking, passionate and true team players. . “

From 05 November 2021, Wavelength managed approximately $ 195 million in the Wavelength Interest Rate Neutral Fund (WAVLX), a rules-based fixed income mutual fund designed to generate returns in any economic environment. Under the terms of the agreement, the President of Diffractive, John hailer, will join the Wavelength Board of Directors.

“We launched Wavelength to bring our dynamic approach to investing to individuals and institutions with a clear mandate to make their portfolios more resilient and efficient. As markets continue to evolve, I believe now is the right time. for us to have a greater impact for investors seeking our disciplined and risk management process to address key fixed income challenges. Diffractive is the ideal partner as we pursue our mission of providing our clients with solutions innovators that seek the best balance between risk and return for their financial future. Together with Diffractive, we believe we can broaden the thinking of investors on how they integrate fixed income into their portfolios, “said André Dassori, chief investment officer and co-CEO of Wavelength.

“Diffractive Managers Group is focused on the evolving needs of financial intermediaries and their clients through impactful portfolio solutions. We partner with a select group of asset managers to provide investors with access to solutions. core portfolio in addition to a stable of alternative strategies and structures Passive strategies will continue to play a role in investor portfolios, but we believe advisors and their clients are also looking for innovative and impactful solutions that they seek a social or environmental impact through ESG strategies or a targeted impact on the portfolio through strategies offering unique characteristics of return, return and risk, ”said Hailer.

The partnership gives Wavelength access to new growth channels thanks to Diffractive’s vast distribution platform and expertise. In line with Diffractive’s strategy of empowering management teams to build sustainable businesses, Wavelength retains its independence and full control of the investment process and function.

“Diffractive represents a shared philosophy, culture and alignment on customer focus. Our combined goal is to be ‘actively different’ and we do this by creating portfolio tools with the goal of being more efficient on the client. risk, return and results we seek on behalf of our investors, ”said Marc Landis, co-CEO of Wavelength.

Diffractive also owns stakes in Emerald Asset Management, Greenbacker Capital Management, Mar Vista Investment Partners and Ziegler Capital Management.

About the Diffraction Manager Group
Diffractive Managers Group is an asset management holding company and platform company of 1251 Capital Group. Our expertise lies in identifying unique and innovative investment strategies and discovering partnership opportunities where centralized distribution can generate significant growth. 1251 Capital Group was created with permanent capital from a select group of wealthy investors. Prior to launching 1251 Capital, its senior executives spent a combined 55 years investing capital in the asset management industry on behalf of TA Associates and Natixis Global Asset Management. In Diffractive Managers Group, we have decided to operate in a fundamentally different way from other financial partners in the asset management industry. For more information visit

About Wavelength Capital Management
Wavelength Capital Management is a forward-thinking asset management company founded in 2013 that specializes in systematic investment solutions. Our factor approach applies quantitative tools to process fundamental market and economic information. We are a trusted partner to our clients and strive to offer the best balance of risk and return for their financial future. For more information visit

Investing in mutual funds involves risks, a loss of capital is possible. Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Fund before investing. For a prospectus containing this and other important information, please call 1-866-896-9292 or visit Wavelength Interest Rate Neutral Fund is distributed by Ultimus Fund Distributors, LLC.

There is no affiliation between Ultimus Fund Distributors, LLC and Wavelength Capital Management, 1251 Capital Group, Diffractive Managers Group, Emerald Asset Management, Greenbacker Capital Management, Mar Vista Investment Partners and Ziegler Capital Management.

Important information about the fund’s risks
The Fund may invest in fixed income securities and therefore the Fund may be subject to the following risks: interest rate risk, credit risk, credit rating risk, prepayment and extension risk and risk liquidity. It is an undiversified fund.

Past performance is no guarantee of future results, which will vary. There can be no assurance that the investment objectives will be achieved. The portfolio risk management process includes an effort to monitor and manage risk, but should not be confused with and does not imply low risk. As with any investment, there is a risk of loss.

Media contact:
Yasmine Hamed
(617) 273-9518
[email protected]

SOURCE Diffraction Manager Group

Related links