CdR Capital, a global private investment group, has appointed Alvaro Mira Blanco, Samy Al-Habal, Sabrina Tazi-Riffi, Philippe Sikias and Caroline Burel in Geneva, while Nour Tassabehji has joined in Dubai.
The new arrivals will strengthen CdR Capital’s footprint in the Middle East. The team will also allow the firm to diversify into European and Latin market sectors, including wealthy professionals from within the investment management and commodity trading communities.
Mira Blanco has joined from Bank Safra, while Al-Habal, Sikias, Tazi-Riffi and Burel have joined from UBS. The team will be reunited with their former colleague, Manon Duez, with whom they had previously worked together at Morgan Stanley in Geneva.
“As a boutique private investment business our key differentiator is the ability to make an asset allocation shift or specific investment opportunity quickly. Mira Blanco, Al-Habal, Sikias, Tazi-Riffi and Burel’s arrival enhances our ability to do that,” said Nicolas Salloum, partner at CdR Capital in Geneva.