Our relationship with The Lightstone Group represents the first step in realizing our long-term goal of being the leading, diversified asset manager for the Independent Broker-Dealer community
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 19, 2011
To better reflect the company's business model and vision for its future growth, ICON Capital Corp. announced today that it is officially rebranding itself and its broker-dealer as "ICON Investments." In connection with the rebranding, ICON Investments also announced the launch of its new website, http://iconinvestments.com.
"The brand ICON Investments better describes what ICON is all about, a provider of innovative alternative investment solutions for individual and institutional investors," stated Mark Gatto, Co-President and Co-CEO of ICON. "While we will always be loyal to our core business of direct financing funds that make collateralized investments in capital asset intensive companies, the future for ICON includes a diversified platform of both internally and externally managed investment solutions that will be recognized as the industry's best," continued Mr. Gatto.
The recent partnership with The Lightstone Group, one of the largest and most successful private owners of real estate in the United States, provides ICON Investments with its first real estate offering and compliments the company's other offerings of public and private direct financing funds. The company anticipates filling other investment verticals with an Oil & Gas offering and a BDC offering in the near future.
"Our relationship with The Lightstone Group represents the first step in realizing our long-term goal of being the leading, diversified asset manager for the Independent Broker-Dealer community," said Michael Reisner, Co-President and Co-CEO of ICON. "The next step will be to continue to build out our horizontal strategy by adding complimentary alternative asset classes to our platform that we believe will be best-in-breed in terms of quality and performance," added Mr. Reisner.
In addition to building out its suite of products, ICON Investments will provide a more streamlined platform for its broker-dealer partners with improvements in technology, reporting, marketing and expanded advisory, wholesaling and relationship management coverage.
"While we have built tremendous momentum around our core direct financing product, our goal is to bring the level of service, transparency, and integrity to our other products that people have come to expect from us," stated Douglas Crossman, President of ICON Securities Corp., the distribution arm of ICON.
About ICON Investments
ICON Investments provides innovative alternative investment products to individual and institutional investors through publicly registered programs, private funds and separately managed accounts. One of the world's leading investors in business essential equipment and corporate infrastructure, ICON and its affiliates have managed investments for more than 53,000 investors and made more than $3.9 billion in total investments. ICON Investments is headquartered in New York, with offices in Boston, London and Singapore.