Swiss Capital steams ahead of the pack with top-tier bespoke institutional business
Wed Apr 4, 2012
Zurich-based firm grows by 51% in 2011 as customised business flourishes
By Claire Makin
Last year, Swiss Capital Alternative Investments saw its assets
soar 51.3% to $1.8 billion, amounting to an extra $610 million
under management for the Zurich-based firm. This makes it the
fastest-growing firm in the InvestHedge Billion Dollar Club,
the universe of 107 funds of funds and multi-manager providers
worldwide that run more than $1 billion in assets.
Such a feat is often down to a merger or a single new major
mandate, but the main reason in Swiss Capital's case was new
demand for customised solutions by institutional clients,
according to chief executive officer Hans-Jörg Baumann,
who co-founded the firm in 1998. Only five to 10% of assets
under management at Swiss Capital are currently not in
tailor-made alternative investments multi-manager
What is a relatively unknown Swiss manager doing so right in
an arena that is fiercely fought...
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