Ex-Syz fund selection chief joins Quaero Capital

Former head of Manager Research & Alternative Strategies at Syz Asset Management Michaël Malquarti (pictured) has joined Geneva-based boutique Quaero Capital as senior portfolio manager.

Malquarti will manage the Long/Short European Equity fund and assist Cristofer Gelli in the management of asset allocation strategies.

Malquarti has held several positions in fund analysis and selection, multi-manager portfolio management and risk management.

He is currently preparing the release of a book on the reform of the monetary system.

Jean Keller, CEO of Quaero Capital said: “I am delighted to work with Michaël again. He has a keen intellect and strong human qualities which I have appreciated for a long time. His experience in alternative investment and in the building of multi-asset portfolios will be a strong asset for our fund management team.”

Malquarti said: “I am very happy to become an active part of a specialist investment boutique such as Quaero Capital, which has established a strong franchise in several high added value strategies.

“I am particularly enthusiastic about the idea of contributing to its development in an intellectually stimulating environment with a strong entrepreneurial culture. It is the ideal working framework to fulfil investors’ expectations in a rapidly changing industry.”

Quaero Capital has over CHF1bn in assets under management.

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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