Geneva, Switzerland - SYZ Asset Management, the institutional asset management division of the SYZ Group, today announces the appointment of Hartwig Kos as Co-Head of the Multi-Asset team. Hartwig Kos will co-manage the team with Fabrizio Quirighetti and also serve as Vice-CIO of SYZ Asset Management. He will take up his position on 15 October 2015.
Based in London, Hartwig Kos will contribute with his specific skills and experience in active allocation strategies to the team of 7 people in place and will take over the management of the OYSTER Multi-Asset Diversified fund as lead manager. For their part, Fabrizio Quirighetti and his team in Geneva will manage the OYSTER Multi-Asset Absolute Return EUR and OYSTER Absolute Return GBP and Fixed Income strategies.
Before joining SYZ Asset Management, Hartwig was a Director in the Global Multi Asset Group at Baring Asset Management, where he was responsible for managing the Baring Euro Dynamic Asset Allocation Fund. He was also the Co-Manager of the Baring Dynamic Emerging Market Fund. Moreover, Hartwig was a member of the Strategic Policy Group at Barings, the firm's asset allocation committee. Hartwig holds a Ph.D. in Finance from Cass Business School in London and a degree in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Basel, Switzerland. Hartwig is also a CFA(R) charterholder.
The London office is one of SYZ Asset Management's clusters of excellence and notably houses the European equities fund management and research team. An office was opened in Edinburgh in November 2014 to include additional European fund management and research capabilities and an expanded sales team.
Commenting on the appointment, Katia Coudray, CEO of SYZ Asset Management, said: "I am pleased to have hired Hartwig Kos. He is an investment professional who is highly respected by his peers and his renowned experience in active allocation management adds value to our fund management team."
Hartwig Kos added: "SYZ Asset Management has an excellent reputation and a convincing track record in the competitive field of multi-asset management. I am delighted to be a part of this team and join a Group with a strong investment culture and a human dimension."
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SYZ Asset Management, the institutional asset management division of the SYZ Group, provides investment solutions to Swiss and international institutional investors, such as pension funds, insurance companies, corporations and investment funds. SYZ Asset Management meets the highest standards in terms of institutional management and service to its clients using its own resources as regards economic research and financial analysis as well as in portfolio management and risk management.
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About SYZ Group
Founded in 1996 in Geneva, Swiss banking group SYZ focuses exclusively on asset management via two complementary pillars: high-end private banking (Banque SYZ) and asset management (SYZ Asset Management). SYZ employs 580 staff and has CHF 40 billion in assets under management (EUR 39 billion, USD 40 billion). Headquartered in Geneva, the Group also has offices in Zurich, Lugano, Locarno, Milan, Madrid, London, Luxembourg, Brussels, Paris, Dubai, Johannesburg, Miami, Nassau and Hong Kong. www.syzgroup.com
About OYSTER Funds
OYSTER is SYZ Asset Management's UCITS investment fund range, developed by SYZ Asset Management to address the needs of a diversified client base including professionals. With a strong commitment to performance, this Luxembourg SICAV comprises nearly 30 sub-funds, covering a variety of asset classes, markets and investment styles. OYSTER is currently registered and/or distributed in various European and Asian countries through a vast distribution network. To satisfy a discerning and demanding client base, SYZ Asset Management entrusts management of its OYSTER funds to internal and external fund managers. A number of strategies have resulted in certain sub funds being the recipients of internationally recognised awards. www.oysterfunds.com
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