As SYZ Asset Management strengthens its distribution strategy for institutional clients, with a clear focus on the Swiss market, Thierry Cherf has been appointed to the role of Head of Institutional Sales - Switzerland. Based in Geneva and reporting to Florent Guy-Ducrot, Head of Business Development, Cherf will be responsible for defining and implementing the strategy to increase SYZ Asset Management’s engagement among Swiss institutional clients such as pension funds and insurance companies. SYZ Asset Management will continue to meet the needs of this important investor group through its offering of pooled funds, mandates and other customised solutions.
Reporting to Thierry Cherf and based in Zurich, Sachin Sukthankar will be in charge of developing institutional clients for German-speaking Switzerland. Gaëtan Croix, who is presently developing institutional clients for French-speaking Switzerland, will form part of this new team dedicated to institutional investors in Switzerland.
“Strengthening our capacity to propose value-added solutions to institutions and pension funds is definitely part of our distribution strategy. I am confident to entrust these experienced professionals with our home market, as it represents naturally both a priority and an area of significant potential”, commented Florent Guy-Ducrot, Head of Business Development.
In line with its goal to expand distribution efforts to wholesale clients, as well as on-board new institutional clients in Switzerland and Europe, SYZ Asset Management has strengthened its business development capabilities with top-level hires and by opening several branches in Europe over the last few years, including in Milan, Madrid and Munich. SYZ Asset Management was awarded "Best Group over 3 years - Overall Small Company" at the 2017 Thomson Lipper Fund Awards Switzerland for its development of new strategies and its renowned expertise, notably in high-conviction equities, active fixed-income and credit and multi-asset solutions. This accolade recognises the quality of its investment performance and its excellence process, as SYZ Asset Management continues to develop active management strategies that seek to generate significant alpha for its clients.