Different by design,
designed to outperform.
We believe our structure, culture and values create optimal performance conditions for highly focused small and microcap investing and very strongly align us with the needs and preferences of investors.
We are committed to a hard close at $500m AUM.
We are aware this sets us apart in an asset management space which can often seem centered around sales-driven growth in AUM.
We believe accepting investor assets beyond our cap may negatively impact our investment agility, our ability to keep the portfolio tight and ultimately the returns we can generate for our investors.
We are a nimble, partner owned boutique.
The Azarias core team is deliberately lean, experienced and focused on U.S. small and microcap investing and investor relations.
Supporting service provision is outsourced to third partner providers. Relative to other, bigger organizations, we believe this enables the core team to dedicate more bandwidth solely to investing and clients, and enhances the cost-effectiveness of the terms we are able to offer our investors.
These choices we have made collectively underscore the culture and values of our firm: