Former Petercam Netherlands managing director Edwin Klaver says he has started his own asset management consultancy, aimed at professional investors.
As Klaver Partners, he will be focusing on “selecting and
marketing a limited number of investment funds, based on a
personal relationship with the founders/owners”.
At the moment his main
commissions are for Singapore-based Quant Asset Management (QAM) and Petercam Capital, the fund of funds business of private merchant bank Petercam.
Klaver says he selected QAM “because of its dynamic quant platform, which enables them to
successfully manage large equity hedged portfolios”.
“There are great opportunities
for institutional investors in these kinds of systematic, consistent
and disciplined strategies,” Klaver says.
QAM currently manages the QAM Asian Equities Fund and the QAM Global Equities Fund. “The company is planning the launch of a European Equities Fund in the first quarter of 2006,” Klaver says.
According to Klaver, 42, his clients are “a combination of international and independent asset managers, for example, pension funds, insurers and fund of funds”.