Friday, July 24th, 2015

Geneva, Switzerland - SYZ Asset Management, the asset management division of the SYZ Group, has announced the appointment of Adrien Pichoud as Chief Economist. Adrien Pichoud also sits on the Strategy Committee, which defines the Group's investment policy. Under the direction of Fabrizio Quirighetti, Chief Investment Officer of SYZ Asset Management, Adrien Pichoud also assumes the function of co-manager of the OYSTER European Fixed Income and OYSTER USD Bonds funds.

Adrien Pichoud joined the SYZ Group in 2010 as an economist. Prior to that, he spent seven years as an economist in a brokerage firm in Paris. He holds a master's degree in finance from the University of Grenoble (France) and a BA in Economics from the University of Sussex (UK). Adrien Pichoud is a well-known commentator in the Swiss investment media to which he frequently contributes.

"Adrien Pichoud's skills as an economist greatly contribute to the quality of our investment strategy and the performance of our bond and multi-asset funds. This promotion demonstrates a strong internal progression confirmed by results," commented Katia Coudray, CEO of SYZ Asset Management.

In addition, Adrien Pichoud is a member of the management team of the OYSTER Multi-Asset Absolute Return EUR and OYSTER Absolute Return GBP funds as well as other multi-asset funds and institutional mandates in the absolute return strategies.

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About SYZ Asset Management*

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.

* Any reference to SYZ Asset Management (SYZ AM) in this document, should be construed as being a reference to any one or more of the legal entities, listed below, dependent on the particular jurisdiction in which the document is published, subject to the investment products and services referred to herein being available to potential investors or categories of investors in such jurisdictions.
SYZ Asset Management (Luxembourg) SA, SYZ Asset Management (Suisse) SA, SYZ Asset Management (Asia) Limited, SYZ Asset Management (Europe) Limited, SYZ (France) SAS

About SYZ Group

The Swiss banking group SYZ, founded in Geneva in 1996, focuses exclusively on asset management via two complementary pillars: upmarket private banking (Banque SYZ) and institutional asset management (SYZ Asset Management). SYZ has a staff of 440 employees and a total of CHF 29 bn (EUR 28 bn) in assets under management with offices in Geneva (head office), Zurich, Lugano, Locarno, London, Edinburgh, Milan, Madrid, Luxembourg, Brussels, Paris, Dubai, Nassau and Hong-Kong.

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.

This document has been issued in the UK by SYZ Asset Management (Europe) Limited (authorised and regulated by the FCA with reference number 666766)

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Oyster SICAV is an open-ended multi-fund investment company established and regulated in Luxembourg and recognised in the United Kingdom ("UK") by the FCA under s. 264 Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 with reference number 534187. This document has been issued in the UK by SYZ Asset Management (Europe) Limited (authorised and regulated by the FCA with reference number 666766). Potential investors in the United Kingdom are advised that none of the protections afforded by the UK regulatory system will apply to an investment in any Oyster SICAV sub fund and that compensation will not generally be available under the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. Copies in English of the SICAV's current Prospectus and Key Investor Information Document can be obtained from SYZ Asset Management (Europe ) Limited. Instructions to purchase or redeem shares of any class available to UK Investors can also be placed with them. Past performance is not a guide to the future, and the value of investments can fall over time as well as rise. An investment in sub-funds of Oyster SICAV involves risks that are more fully described in the Prospectus. The content of this media release is provided solely for information purposes and constitutes neither a recommendation to buy or sell. Always consider taking independent investment advice from a person properly authorised and regulated prior to investing.

Adrien Pichoud appointed new Chief Economist at SYZ Asset Management:

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