CDK Group LLC (“CDK”) is the holding company for CDK Financial Services LLC, a New York based SEC regulated broker-dealer and a member of FINRA and SIPC, and CDK Investments LLP, a London based FSA registered Investment Advisor.
Through these two operating entities, CDK provides advisory and capital raising services with respect to alternative investments. Typically CDK represents alternative investment managers to assist them with the design and placement of their product(s) to sophisticated qualified international investors. CDK has advised on the following strategies in both single manager and multi-manager formats: distressed, high yield, long short equity, long only equity and private equity in both the US and internationally, with a particular focus on selected emerging markets. The investors covered by CDK include primarily family offices, endowments, foundations, insurance companies, fund of funds, assets allocators and private banks. CDK’s direct coverage effort is focused primarily on the US, Europe and Latin America, although through long standing relationships with selected institutions this coverage has been extended to the Middle East and certain parts of Asia, primarily Japan.
The overriding objective for CDK is to identify exceptional alternative managers with a focus on differentiated markets or strategies who meet strict criteria for investment expertise, operational infrastructure, and focus on risk adjusted results. These managers seek to protect investor capital yet provide attractive long-term compounded annual returns on a consistent basis.
Since inception CDK has assisted such managers in raising over $2.8 billion of capital.