Global asset manager Investec Asset Management has today launched in Portugal through an event in collaboration with its distribution partner Capital Strategies Partners.
The Portuguese launch, driven by Investec Global Insights inaugural event in Lisbon, is built upon the firm’s commitment to growing Portugal and Spain into key countries of its continental European business.
A dedicated local team, led by Capital Strategies Partners’ Pedro Costa Felix, has been building and supporting Investec’s local client base since 2017.
The Investec Global Insights conference, taking place in Lisbon, convenes leading financial advisers, private banks, and fund selectors to discuss key themes and drivers in investment markets, and the implications of these for themselves and their clients.
“Our South African roots and strong foothold in emerging, and international markets position us as a differentiated and uniquely qualified investment partner to help our clients navigate today’s markets and those of the future. Investor interest in defensive total return multi-asset solutions like our Global Multi-Asset Income Fund, as well as Asian equities, is particularly on the rise give uncertainty in markets.
“Core equity holdings, for example those represented by our Investec European Fund, are also an excellent example of the importance of active management and high-quality bottom-up stock picking,” comments Richard Garland, global head of Advisor, Investec Asset Management.
Pedro Costa Felix of Capital Strategies Partners, added: “The launch of Investec Asset Management in Portugal provides investors with access to a new suite of global and regional solutions. Investec’s investment philosophies include proprietary diversification metrics and bottom-up security selection, providing a framework for portfolios as investors increasingly look for attractive risk return characteristics.”
The expansion of Investec Asset Management’s business illustrates the firm’s commitment to deliver global investment expertise and world-class service to clients internationally across all major offices, including New York, London, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney.
Investec Asset Management’s assets under management have grown by 40% during the past year amounting to €119bn currently.