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.