Charlemagne Capital becomes Fiera Capital

London-headquartered frontier and emerging market boutique Charlemagne Capital has been rebranded as Fiera Capital, the name of the Canadian asset management firm which had acquired it in December 2016.

Charlemagne Capital operates under the Fiera Capital brand name since 1 December 2017 and is considered as the basis of Fiera Capital’s European division, led by president and CEO Jayne Sutcliffe.

In addition to its London headquarters, Fiera Capital’s European division conducts business in the Isle of Man and a branch office in Germany.

The investment focus remains centered on investments across the emerging and frontier markets space, Fiera Capital stated.

Along with the rebranding of Charlemagne, Fiera Capital is set to launch a pair of Ucits strategies : the Fiera Capital Global Equity fund and the Fiera Capital US Equity fund, whose inception dated back to 2009.

The funds will be launched as part of the Magna Umbrella Funds plc, Fiera Capital’s own Irish domiciled Ucits funds.

It is understood Fiera Capital will be launching further strategies within this Ucits platform, as it establishes more of its North American strategies to the European market.

Vincent Duhamel, global president and chief operating officer, said: “Since the acquisition of Charlemagne in December 2016, both firms have integrated their activities very successfully. Charlemagne’s emerging and frontier market strategies add to our strong global offering in equities, benefiting our clients who are always looking for diversification opportunities. With Charlemagne, Fiera Capital has been able to advance its growing global presence, now with a firm foothold in the European market.”

Jayne Sutcliffe, president and CEO, Fiera Capital, European Division, added: “The name change is the final piece of the puzzle in the integration with the global Fiera Capital team. We are also delighted to see that our new ownership structure has allowed Charlemagne to move our distribution beyond our traditional emerging and frontier market focus, with the launch of two new Funds, as well as enabling us to benefit from the enhanced operational, financial and distribution capabilities of the wider group.”

Fiera Capital’s assets under management stood at $100bn (€81.38bn) as of 30 September 2017, including $3bn (€2.44bn) for its European division (formerly Charlemagne Capital).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is deputy editor and French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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