EI Sturdza strikes deal with Zurich fund distributor

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Swiss asset manager EI Sturdza Investment Funds (EI Sturdza) has reached a strategic partnership with Johann & Graemiger Partners, a fund distributor based in Zurich, to further expand the manager’s institutional investor base in the area.

According to the terms of the partnership, Johann & Graemiger Partners will represent EI Sturdza’s range of equity funds to institutional investors in Zurich and other German speaking regions of Switzerland.

Johann & Graemiger Partners will also act on behalf of EI Sturdza’s partner firm VIA AM, an absolute return and systematic equity boutique located in Paris.

Georges Gutmans, executive chairman at EI Sturdza, said: “With roots in Switzerland through the Geneva-based Banque Eric Sturdza group, the country has remained a core focus for our investment funds since inception in 1999. The partnership with Johann & Graemiger, with their local presence in Zurich, will strengthen investor relationships in this market and help grow our business in Europe.”

Sigrid Johann and Silvia Graemiger, partners at Johann & Graemiger Partners, commented: “We only partner with high quality fund management businesses that offer our client base in Switzerland with a diverse and relevant fund range.

“EI Sturdza offers investors access to experienced, proven portfolio managers with a strong track record of delivering returns across equity markets, and we look forward to working closely with the team.”