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Vontobel Asset Management News/15 August 2017     TwentyFour Asset Management, majority-owned by Vontobel, announced today it has grown assets under management by 25%, an increase of GBP 2.2 billion (USD 2.9 billion) year-to-date. Due to the buoyant fixed income landscape and strong performance, the firm is poised to continue its growth trajectory with ambitious future plans. UK-based TwentyFour Asset Management has benefited from Vontobel’s global distribution platform, making it possible to offer international versions of its funds, which led to raising in excess of GBP 1.2 billion (USD 1.5 billion) since launch. TwentyFour has grown its net new money by 14% in 2017, with notable interest coming from Switzerland, Italy, and Germany. This has been in part due to the low volatility and coordinated global economic recovery witnessed over the last 12 months, coupled with central bank policies creating a […]

  In this video, Melchior de Muralt, managing partner at de Pury Pictet Turrettini (PPT), explains how the sustainable development goals set in Geneva could yield good investment themes for products.Speaking at the Geneva Forum for Sustainable Investing, he gives his best tips for independent asset managers looking to move into the impact investing area. As PPT is the founding shareholder of Blue Orchard, a management company specialising in microfinance, de Muralt uses his expertise to assess how the approach to impact investing has changed over the past 10 years. Here, he discusses the importance of listening to the needs of the new generation, which is looking to meld financial return with social impact   Source: By Jessica Beard

  Zurich, 13 July 2017 Societe Generale Private Banking Switzerland (SGPBS) has appointed Simon Ibbitson as Head of Private Equity Funds as of 1 July 2017. Based in Zurich, Simon Ibbitson is in charge of developing the private equity service offer for the private bank in Switzerland with Senior Investment Manager Manuel Keiser, who joined the Zurichbased SGPBS team on 1 May 2017. In addition to the role he holds in Switzerland, Simon Ibbitson will also head up the Private Equity Funds division for all Societe Generale Private Banking (SGPB) entities at an international level. He will ensure the supervision of the Paris-based and Swiss teams dedicated to this offer. Private Equity is a strategic development focus of our SGPBS offer – and more globally the SGPB offer – which will allow the Bank to cater for the clients’ evolving needs, […]

  FLASH INFO       Paris, 29 June 2017Societe Generale Private Banking has been named “Outstanding Private Bank in Western Europe” at last week Private Banker International* awards in London. Kleinwort Hambros, the wealth management arm of Societe Generale Private Banking in the UK, Channel Islands and Gibraltar, has also been voted “Outstanding Private Bank in the UK Crown Dependencies” for the second consecutive year. These awards highlight Societe Generale Private Banking as one of the leaders in wealth management in Europe, where private banking has created a strong network across key European markets. It consecrates also the quality of the work undertaken by the teams in all of the entities and an acknowledged know-how on a European level. * Private Banker International is a premier source of news and analysis for the global wealth management community. For the […]

    Le salon GFSI «Geneva Forum for Sustainable Investment» réunira le 1er juin à Genève les professionnels de la finance durable.     Genève, 30 mai 2017 – La 8ème édition du Geneva Forum for Sustainable Investment ouvrira ses portes le 1er juin à l’hôtel Richemond à Genève. Seul point de rencontre annuel dédié à la finance durable et principalement destiné aux investisseurs professionnels, cet événement est organisé conjointement par Conser Invest et Voxia communication. A cette occasion, Sabine Doebeli, directrice de Swiss Sustainable Finance présentera les résultats de l’enquête 2017 sur l’investissement durable en Suisse. Puis, lors d’une table ronde animée par David Hiler, vice-président de Sustainable Finance Geneva, Nicholas Niggli, directeur de la Direction Générale du Développement Economique, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation de l’Etat de Genève, Yves Mirabaud, président de la Fondation Genève Place Financière […]

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