Decalia names lead manager on European equity fund

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Swiss boutique Decalia Asset Management has appointed Michele Pedroni (pictured) as lead fund manager of the Decalia European Conviction fund.

Since his arrival at the Geneva-based firm during Spring 2017, Pedroni has been working on the management process of the fund, that was hitherto managed by Decalia’s investment team since inception at the end of 2015.

Prior to that, Pedroni worked wihtin Syz group for seven years, first as an equity analyst, then as a fund manager in the global equities team.

Decalia European Conviction consists of a quality equity fund with a growth orientation, that holds between 50 and 70 positions. It applies an opportunistic and flexible investment approach with no style bias, geographical or market-cap constraints.

“We are continuing to develop our range focused on the four main investment themes: disintermediation in the European banking sector, the quest for yield, new consumption trends and market inefficiencies. The last theme sets the framework for the Decalia European Conviction fund, which has an active share of more than 80%,” said Xavier Guillon, partner and head of Decalia Funds.

Founded in 2014, Decalia Asset Management has €2.6bn of assets under management.