Geneva-headquartered SYZ Asset Management has expanded it launched two new strategies centered on active and risk based asset allocation.
The launch of the new strategies follows the recent hire of Hartwig Kos as co-head of the Multi-Asset team and vice-CIO, and the two managers Guido Bolliger and Claude Cornioley.
According to SYZ, Kos has contributed in expanding research to cover new markets, currencies and asset classes while Bolliger and Cornioley have contributed with proprietary models in order to enhance risk-based quantitative portfolio construction.
The active allocation strategy managed by Kos and Quirighetti is targeting a similar performance to stock markets, but with less risk.
The risk-based allocation strategy is led by Guido Bolliger and Claude Cornioley and has a target of thirds of the performance of certain specified stock markets, with an aim of achieving this with one third of the corresponding risk.
“I am delighted with the developments in SYZ Asset Management’s Multi-Asset team. The expansion in asset classes covered addresses timing and asset allocation issues in an economic context of historically low rates, greater market volatility and less stable correlations between assets,” comments Fabrizio Quirighetti, CIO at SYZ Asset Management.