Paris-based independent boutique Trusteam Finance has signed a distribution agreement with the Italian independent bank Südtirol for the distribution of its sustainable fund range through the bank's business network in Italy.
The range comprises two equity funds and another pair of multi-asset strategies, which includes the French boutique's flagship fund Trusteam Optimum.
The investment approach of Trusteam Finance's funds is based on the return on customer process (ROC) developed internally, which focuses on customer satisfaction as a driver of financial performance, stimulating companies' growth, and future profitability.
Stefano Franchi has been leading Trusteam Finance's business development in Italy since February 2018.
He joined the French investment boutique from Crédit Agricole, where he was market risk analyst within its corporate and investment banking division.
Franchi said to Funds People that the agreement represents an important step for the development of Trusteam Finance in the southern European country.