PE-backed 361 Capital expands team with new hire

361 Capital, which is backed by Lovell Minnick Partners, has hired Clifford Stanton as director of portfolio solutions and product management. Prior to joining the firm, Stanton worked at Envestnet where he served as chief research officer. Based in Denver, 361 Capital is an asset management firm that specializes in liquid alternative investments.


DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–361 Capital, an asset management firm specializing in liquid alternative mutual funds, today announced that Clifford Stanton, CFA, has joined the firm as Director of Portfolio Solutions and Product Management. Mr. Stanton joins 361 Capital from Envestnet, Inc., where he was the Chief Research Officer, co-chairing Envestnet’s investment committee and managing the firm’s research department and asset allocation product development.

As a member of the management team, Mr. Stanton will lead 361 Capital’s portfolio solutions group, providing asset allocation guidance, fund analysis and portfolio research to the firm’s investment advisor clients and prospects. He will also lead the firm’s alternative investments education, market research and product development efforts.

“We created this position to better serve investment advisors and their goal of using more alternative investments in their portfolios,” said Tom Florence, CEO of 361 Capital. “Cliff has many years of experience working directly with investment advisors. He brings proven experience designing and building asset allocation models using all types of alternative investments. Being a former CIO and Director of Research for two major investment firms, we were fortunate to attract him and are excited to have him on the team.”

Before Envestnet Mr. Stanton served as Chief Investment Officer at Prima Capital, which was acquired by Envestnet in 2012. Prior to Prima, Mr. Stanton was the Director of Research for Innovest Portfolio Solutions, and before that he was a senior investment analyst at INVESCO Private Capital. He also served as Director of Research for Denver-based Portfolio Management Consultants. A graduate of Miami University (OH) and the University of Colorado, Mr. Stanton began his career at Fidelity Investments.

About 361 Capital
361 Capital is an asset management firm specializing in liquid alternative investments. Founded in 2001, the firm is a pioneer in delivering innovative alternative investment strategies to investors in highly liquid vehicles. 361 Capital specializes in managed futures, long/short equity, multi-strategy, and global macro strategies, accessible through mutual funds, limited partnerships, and separate accounts. The firm distributes its products through investment advisors and institutions. For more information, call 866-361-1720 or visit