Wed, Jan 28, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

SYZ & CO integrates all its institutional asset management activities into SYZ Asset Management

Friday, October 22, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - The Swiss banking group SYZ & CO has announced today the integration of its institutional asset management activities within the newly-created division SYZ Asset Management. SYZ Asset Management will manage all the Group’s institutional mandates, both traditional and alternative, as well as investment funds. SYZ Asset Management will directly promote its capabilities to institutional clients. Banque SYZ & CO will offer the Group’s products, such as OYSTER funds or 3A funds, to professional intermediaries.

Together with the existing SYZ Asset Management entities in London, Milan and Hong Kong, SYZ Asset Management in Switzerland will serve all institutional clients of the Group, focusing on pension funds, insurance companies and corporates.

From its inception in 1996, SYZ & CO has been exclusively focussed on asset management and has developed its institutional asset management expertise from the outset through a variety of successful asset classes, first through the OYSTER European equities, bonds or balanced investment funds, then via successful segregated mandates - particularly in absolute returns - for Swiss and European institutional clients.

SYZ Asset Management will offer institutional investors long-only investment solutions in equities and fixed income, and multi-asset absolute return mandates, as well as advice, fund selection and portfolio management in alternative asset classes. SYZ Asset Management will have its own dedicated resources for research, analysis, portfolio and risk management, marketing and operations.

"We are currently witnessing a rapid convergence between the traditional world of investment and alternative management. The integration of our activities creates strong synergies and positions us as a particularly versatile institutional asset manager” said Paolo Luban, Managing Partner of SYZ & CO and Head of Asset Management. "Our expertise, proven track record and capabilities in traditional asset classes and portfolios of hedge funds allows us to be particularly competitive in traditional multi asset absolute return mandates, which are in high demand at present" added Patrick Bédat, CEO of SYZ Asset Management.

(press release - 20th October, 2010)


Founded in 1996 by Eric Syz, Alfredo Piacentini and Paolo Luban, the Swiss banking group SYZ & CO has specialized exclusively in asset management through four complementary lines of business: high-end private banking, institutional management, the OYSTER investment funds and alternative management with 3A SA (Alternative Asset Advisors). SYZ & CO has assets of CHF 25 billion (EUR 19.5 billion) under management and employs a staff of 400. In addition to the Bank’s headquarters in Geneva, the Group also has offices in Switzerland in Zurich, Lugano, Locarno and abroad in Milan, Rome, Madrid, London, Luxembourg, Vienna, Nassau and Hong Kong. www.syzbank.ch


Bg

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Investing - U.S. investors favor currency hedged Europe ETFs as euro tumbles, Quants win back investors as Swiss franc fuels volatility gains, David Einhorn's $7bn hedge fund is loading up on this stock, Hedge fund BlueMountain Capital unveils Ocwen Financial short, claims default on notes[more]

    U.S. investors favor currency hedged Europe ETFs as euro tumbles From Reuters.com: U.S. investors stung by the falling euro who want to stay invested in Europe are turning to exchange-traded funds designed to strip out the impact of the region's currency. The biggest among so-called "cur

  2. News Briefs - Millennials use tech tools to jump into investing, Winklevoss twins to launch bitcoin exchange with FDIC insured deposits, Robertson’s legacy from hedge funds to New Zealand, Real estate managers exploring smaller open-end funds[more]

    Millennials use tech tools to jump into investing It is the Facebookification of monetary investing. From social networking platforms that enable young investors to stick to every other's stock-picking mojo, to internet sites for initially-timers hungry for a piece of the Silicon Valley

  3. Comment - Why invest in hedge funds if they don't outperform the market?[more]

    From Forbes.com: Hedge funds have always been a bit exotic and an enigma to some, but bottom line they are supposed to produce good returns using a range of strategies including global macro, event driven and relative value (arbitrage). And, sophisticated or high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) could

  4. Owen Li 'truly sorry' for blowing up $100m of hedge fund’s assets[more]

    From CNBC.com: A hedge fund manager told clients he is "truly sorry" for losing virtually all their money. Owen Li, the founder of Canarsie Capital in New York, said Tuesday he had lost all but $200,000 of the firm's capital—down from the roughly $100 million it ran as of late March. "I take r

  5. Indices - Barclay CTA Index gains 7.71% in 2014; largest traders return 12.31% for the year, Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index family outperforms investable hedge fund index counterparts in 2014[more]

    Barclay CTA Index gains 7.71% in 2014; largest traders return 12.31% for the year The Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge gained 7.71% in 2014. The Barclay BTOP50 Index, which measures performance of the largest CTAs, was up 12.31% in 2014. “The BTOP50 had a strong finish, e