Geneva-based group Notz Stucki has acquired the Geneva-based alternative management company JAM Research as part of the firm's strategic growth plan within the alternative space in Switzerland.
JAM Research, founded in 2002 by Alexis Sautereau, provides hedge fund investment services to wealthy private clients. The firm, which will be integrated into Notz Stucki on 1 January 2020, specialises in the analysis and selection of hedge funds with a view to building multi-strategy portfolios that generate a consistent absolute performance.
At Notz Stucki, the JAM team will concentrate on managing and developing their client base while contributing to the analysis and selection of alternative managers.
Alexis Sautereau has more than 20 years' experience in a variety of financial sectors. He began working in options and equities trading before moving into technology consulting and then corporate finance. In 1999, he joined Unigestion, one of the European leaders in alternative management, and became executive director, before leaving in 2002.
Notz Stucki intends to play an active role in the consolidation of the Swiss independent management industry. With CHF10bn in assets under management, the company has the resources it needs to realise its growth ambitions, particularly through attracting management teams or acquiring existing businesses.
JAM Research's founder Alexis Sautereau, said: "In Notz Stucki, we have found an ideal partner that will allow us to focus on the essentials: providing our clients with a highly personalised service and offering them high-performing management focused on capital preservation.
"Thanks to Notz Stucki's solid operational infrastructure, we can now fully focus on these core aspects. We will also have access to a more extensive range of strategies and a broader services offering."