What is Diffractive?

We are differentiated, active investors building better for today and solving for what’s next.

Designed to meet both core and niche portfolio needs, we draw from our lineup of specialist affiliates to provide investment professionals and their clients with relevant, actively managed strategies for any market cycle.

our mission

Connecting investors with innovative and impactful solutions

As the distribution partner to a highly select group of affiliate investment managers, we bring original strategies to the market to address evolving client needs.

Whether it’s sustainability alpha, access to the illiquidity premium or offsetting equity volatility, the team at Diffractive are purposeful in discovering and delivering forward-thinking solutions.

We are the privately owned and operated asset management platform of 1251 Capital Group. As a young organization built by seasoned leaders with more than a half century of industry experience, we embrace the unique opportunity to create an actively different multi-affiliate organization, unencumbered by legacy.

Our clients are wealth managers, independent financial advisors, private banks, family offices and other intermediaries.

Offering a multi-dimensional approach, we are not bound to any one strategy, investment style or asset class. Our affiliate partners’ investment strategies strike a balance between core portfolio holdings and non-traditional, specialized offerings.

Who we work with

Connecting asset allocators with a diverse lineup of asset managers

Our history

1251 Asset Management Is Now Diffractive Managers Group

In 2021, 1251 Asset Management rebranded to Diffractive Managers Group was formed as the asset management platform company of 1251 Capital Group. Founded in 2018, 1251 Capital Group was established with permanent capital from a select group of high-net-worth 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, the founders of 1251 Capital Group set out to operate actively different from other capital partners in the asset management sector. As a newly launched entity, we have the unique opportunity to reflect on and build for the needs of investors today and going forward – finding and funding the best solutions to meet clients evolving needs, rather than offering legacy or outdated strategies.

Our history & growth

Emerald Asset Management

Emerald Asset Management and 1251 Capital Group Complete Partnership Transaction
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Ziegler Capital Management

1251 Capital Group Partners with Management To Acquire Ziegler Capital Management
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Greenbacker Capital

1251 Capital takes stake in infrastructure investment firm Greenbacker
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Mar Vista Investment Partners

1251 Asset Management makes strategic investment in minority-led Mar Vista Investment Partners
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Wavelength Capital Management

1251 Asset Management rebrands to Diffractive Managers Group and makes strategic investment in Wavelength Capital Management
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Gitterman Wealth Management

Diffractive Managers Group and ESG Leader Gitterman Wealth Management, LLC Announce Partnership
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