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2019/10/03
REYL Group launches dedicated impact investing asset management affiliate and recruits a team of seasoned professionals

The REYL Group launches an independent asset management affiliate exclusively dedicated to social and environmental impact investing under the distinctive brand Asteria. 

The new entity will have as a principal objective to offer institutional investors a comprehensive and coherent offering of impact products and strategies in order to provide much needed vectors through which capital can contribute meaningfully to a transition towards a more sustainable and equal society.

Asteria’s management team will include five seasoned professionals. Reporting to CEO Katia Coudray, the investment team will consist of three experienced specialists: Guido Bolliger, Head of investments; Natacha Guerdat, Head of research; and Fabio Sofia, Head of fixed income and private debt strategies. Sales and overall commercial development will be ensured by Francesco Genovese.

Geneva, 3 October 2019. The REYL Group launches Asteria Investment Managers, an affiliate exclusively dedicated to social and environmental impact investing, to offer institutional investors access to a wide range of asset classes fully focused on this theme.

Asteria will have as a principal objective to offer institutional investors a comprehensive and coherent offering of impact products and strategies in order to provide much needed vectors through which capital can contribute meaningfully to a transition towards a more sustainable and equal society. It will provide access to a wide range of asset classes (thematic listed equities, sustainable bonds, alternative strategies, private debt and private equity), sharing a dual goal of financial returns and positive impact.

Asteria will allocate capital to companies that generate positive social and environmental benefits, looking to the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as its frame of reference. The offered products and strategies will be structured around four specific focuses: 

  • diversity and inclusion;
  • preservation of our planet; 
  • support for developing countries; 
  • innovation and technology as drivers for change.  

Asteria also plans to carry out one or more acquisitions to enhance its offering.

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