Hartwig Kos has decided to leave SYZ Asset Management by end of the year. Fabrizio Quirighetti will take over Kos role and will be responsible for multi-asset team and oversight of all multi-asset strategies, including the shared management responsibilities of the Oyster Multi-Asset Diversified and Oyster Diversified GBP funds.
SYZ Asset Management has offered multi-asset investment solutions to institutional investors for over 18 years. Including in this range are Oyster Multi-Asset Diversified, launched in 1999 and Oyster Diversified GBP, launched in 2017. Both funds known for their active allocation style based on an in-depth analysis of the macro-economic framework.
Quirighetti joined SYZ’s Multi-Asset team in 2002 and was the portfolio manager of the Oyster Multi-Asset Diversified fund from 2002 to 2016. In spearheading the internally-managed Multi-Asset strategy range, including the co-management of the Oyster Multi-Asset Diversified and Oyster Diversified GBP funds, he brings continuity to the process and philosophy of the product offering.
Between January 2016 and September 2018, the management of Oyster Multi-Asset Diversified had been entrusted to London-based portfolio managers Hartwig Kos and Maurice Harari, both of whom also managed Oyster Diversified GBP since its inception. From 1 October 2018, Quirighetti and Harari will assume co-portfolio management responsibilities for the funds.
Following Kos’s departure, the multi-asset team will comprise eight experienced professionals, all of whom bring unique and complementary expertise. Relying on the diverse skillset across the multi-asset team, all portfolios benefit from an in-depth analysis of the macro environment, relative asset valuations and risk assessment. The result of this process is a set of investment preferences, which guide the investment decisions implemented individually by the portfolio managers.
Quirighetti is CIO of the multi-asset strategies at SYZ Asset Management and chairman of the Investment Strategy Committee responsible for SYZ Group’s asset allocation strategy. He also manages multi-asset and fixed income portfolios with proven track-record, including absolute return strategies since 2003.