Swisscanto expands its pensions potential

Related images

  • Swisscanto expands its pensions potential

UK - Swisscanto, the asset manager, has widened its European presence and is now planning to target UK pension fund investors.

Rob Barratt, now business development director at the UK operation having held a similar role at HSBC Asset Management, noted the firm has been running assets in the UK for Swiss clients for over 20 years, in bond and money market funds, but is only now seeking to tap UK business opportunities.

Swisscanto already has a presence in Germany, but has recently broadened its reach to also cover Spain and Italy as well as the UK following a strategic review.

Under the new UK offering, Swisscanto will manage specialist fixed income and global equity mandates for UK institutions.

Gitu Panjabi has also been appointed as director of consultant relations to look after investment consultant and multi-manager relationships.

Swisscanto, with approximately €35bn in assets under management, is known largely for its conservative approach to investing, and was one of the asset houses which chose not to invest in asset-backed securities which helped create the credit crunch.Swisscanto expands its pensions potential

If you have any comments you would like to add to this or any other story, contact Julie Henderson on + 44 (0)20 7261 4602 or email

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment


Your first step in manager selection...

IPE Quest is a manager search facility that connects institutional investors and asset managers.

  • QN-2503

    Asset class: Equities.
    Asset region: Emerging Markets.
    Size: EUR 30m.
    Closing date: 2019-01-31.

  • QN-2505

    Asset class: Real Estate Core/Core-Plus Multi-sector strategy.
    Asset region: Asia-Pacific.
    Size: $ 50m.
    Closing date: 2019-01-28.

  • QN-2506

    Asset class: Currency Overlay.
    Asset region: Global.
    Size: USD 4 bn..
    Closing date: 2019-02-11.

Begin Your Search Here