Special situations require special capabilities

Quaestor Advisors provides a return-enhancing service to its clients through disciplined compliance, risk management and value-added capabilities to global investments across corporate, real estate, commercial and industrial, structured finance, and consumer assets.

Ours is a team of accomplished professionals, experienced through many economic cycles, bringing decades of experience in investment and operational diligence, risk assessment, relationship management, and work-out situations. We are highly systematic, using end-to-end IT systems that allow us to take a range of investment types and standardize them for evaluation, continuous monitoring, control, and auditing.

Quaestor Advisors provides a full spectrum of return-enhancing service

  • Support for investment diligence
  • Ongoing surveillance and risk assessment
  • Valuation
  • Relationship management with counterparties
  • Asset servicing through internal and external staff and servicing platforms/systems
  • Special situations servicing/work-out
  • Strategic management of assets and entities to drive additional value


from the Latin, “one who asks questions”

In the ancient Roman Republic, quaestors were early financial investigators, entrusted with taking care of the public treasury and sent out to the provinces to collect taxes and perform audits. We practice what the Roman Stoics called premeditatio malorum, or the premeditation of evils — imagining in advance what might go wrong, and planning for it.

At Quaestor Advisors, that means anticipating multiple potential problems for every one that might plausibly arise. Our direct and special servicing capabilities are redundant by design, allowing us to handle any contingency.

What is quite unlooked for is more crushing in its effect, and unexpectedness adds to the weight of a disaster. This is a reason for ensuring that nothing ever takes us by surprise. We should project our thoughts ahead of us at every turn and have in mind every possible eventuality instead of only the usual course of events.

- Seneca

Quaestor Advisors has offices in New York and Jacksonville, FL and is an affiliate of Arena Investors, LP. Arena is a global investment firm and merchant capital provider that seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted and uncorrelated returns by originating a highly diversified portfolio of investments with borrowers and other counterparties for whom conventional sources of capital are scarce.

Arena’s mandate is global, unconstrained by asset class and industry. Based in New York, Arena was formed in partnership with The Westaim Corporation, a publicly traded Canadian holding company focused on the financial services industry.

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As an affiliated entity of Arena Investors, Quaestor Advisors provides return-enhancing portfolio and asset servicing for Arena and for a select group of partners.