Chimaera Group was formed in 1996 as a strategic investments and arbitrage group within Paloma Partners, one of the major market neutral hedge funds operating globally and based in Greenwich, Connecticut. Chimaera Group's mandate included the development and trading of structured products, as well as the management of investments for Paloma Partners.
In 1997 Chimaera formed an alliance with the Global Investment Manager Services division of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Inc. and expanded its business and mandates to include key strategies and products throughout Australia and Western Europe.
Today, Chimaera's business covers a number of markets, principally in Australia and Asia. With offices in Melbourne, Singapore and Hong Kong, it commands a unique position in the market having global capabilities in capital markets, securities services, corporate finance, trading and asset management.
Chimaera Capital Limited is a custodian for high net worth investors, family offices, hedge funds and investment managers, advisers and other financial intermediaries. It provides Responsible Entity services for Australian Managed Investment Schemes and is an approved ASX CHESS settlement participant.
Chimaera Private Limited in Melbourne, in conjunction with Chimaera Capital Management Pte Ltd based in Singapore, provides dedicated asset management services. Since 1996, Chimaera has developed a unique position in serving the particular investment needs of institutions, medium sized enterprises and high net worth individuals. Its fund managers have extensive experience in managing a broad range of investments across debt and equity markets in multiple geographies.
Chimaera Index Advisors Pty Ltd (Chimaera Index Advisors) is an index provider and also undertakes financial market research. It seeks to identify, research and monitor investment themes which are emerging and not particularly well understood or represented within the current market place.
Chimaera Index Advisors' mission is to provide the market with indices that reflect sector or thematic performance of ASX listed, Australian focussed mining and energy companies
Chimaera ETFs is a member of Chimaera’s Asset Management Group, a provider of innovative investment products focussed on delivering efficient exposure to asset classes and investment themes that are not generally available to the broader investor community.
Combined with Chimaera’s extensive experience in managing a diverse range of investments across debt and equity markets in multiple geographies, Chimaera ETFs has constructed an open platform open to third party sponsors of ETFs thus enabling innovative investment products to be “equitised” and made available to all investors trading on the ASX.
Chimaera ETFs draws on the research and technical capabilities of Chimaera Index Advisors (CIS), which has a specialist brief to identify research and monitor investment themes which are emerging and not particularly well understood or represented within the current market place. CIS has created the Chimaera Index Series in conjunction with the Standard and Poors Custom Index Group. The Chimaera Index Series provides the market with pure play, Australian focussed equity indices, designed specifically to avoid inherent distortions that are unique to particular market sectors within the ASX listed equity universe.
Chimaera ETFs recently launched its first ETF, the DIGGA Australian Mining ETF (ASX: DGA) which tracks the DIGGA Index. This index is designed to provide a comprehensive and objective indicator of the Australian mining and metals sector. From an investment perspective the DIGGA ETF delivers a liquid exposure to Australian high growth bulk commodities producers and explorers.