Fabrizio Quirighetti to spearhead SYZ Asset Management’s Multi-Asset range of strategies

Tuesday, 08/28/2018

Fabrizio Quirighetti, Co-Head of the Multi-Asset Team at SYZ Asset Management, will assume sole oversight of the Multi-Asset team and oversight of all Multi-Asset strategies, including the shared management responsibilities of the OYSTER Multi-Asset Diversified and OYSTER Diversified GBP funds.

Tuesday, 08/28/2018 - 16:30
Fabrizio Quirighetti Macroeconomic Strategist
Maurice Harari Senior Portfolio Manager

A long-term multi-asset track record

SYZ Asset Management (SYZ), the institutional asset management division of the SYZ Group has offered Multi-Asset investment solutions to institutional investors for over 18 years. Including in this range are OYSTER Multi-Asset Diversified, launched in 1999 and OYSTER Diversified GBP, launched in 2017. Both funds known for their active allocation style based on an in-depth analysis of the macro-economic framework.

Quirighetti is a renowned and deeply experienced investor who joined SYZ’s Multi-Asset team in 2002 and was the portfolio manager of the OYSTER Multi-Asset Diversified fund from 2002 to 2016. In spearheading the internally-managed Multi-Asset strategy range, including the co-management of the OYSTER Multi-Asset Diversified and OYSTER Diversified GBP funds, he brings continuity to the process and philosophy of the product offering.

Delivering continuity

Between January 2016 and September 2018, the management of OYSTER Multi-Asset Diversified had been entrusted to London-based portfolio managers Hartwig Kos and Maurice Harari, both of whom also managed OYSTER Diversified GBP since its inception. From 1 October 2018, Quirighetti and Harari will assume co-portfolio management responsibilities for the funds, before the upcoming departure of Hartwig Kos at the end of the year.

Commenting on the change and SYZ Asset Management’s Multi-Asset strategies, Eric Syz CEO of SYZ Group said “Our expertise in multi-asset investing goes back nearly 20 years, starting with the OYSTER Multi-Asset Diversified fund, which has achieved a top quartile ranking among its peers group since inception in 1999*. We have successfully managed assets during the last two major financial crises, which is something not many of our peers can say”.  He added “We thank Hartwig for his contribution to the firm in the last few years and wish him all the best for the future.”

A common investment process

All of the internally-managed multi-asset strategies share the advantage of a common and formalised four-leg investment process that has been developed and refined over the past two decades. Following Mr. Kos’s departure, the Multi-Asset team will comprise eight experienced professionals, all of whom bring unique and complementary expertise. Relying on the diverse skillset across the multi-asset team, all portfolios benefit from an in-depth analysis of the macro environment, relative asset valuations and risk assessment. The result of this process is a set of investment preferences, which guide the investment decisions implemented individually by the portfolio managers.

Remarking on SYZ Asset Management’s Multi-Asset offering, Fabrizio Quirighetti added “I look forward to working more closely with Maurice on the two Diversified Funds. These are robust products that reflect our active style”.

Source: Morningstar. Data from 05.03.1999 (inception) to 31.07.2018. Data shown for OYSTER Multi-Asset Diversified C EUR.