Governance and Management Team

As an independent asset manager focused on risk management, strong governance is integral to everything we do. Unigestion has a stakeholder model of ownership, with the Famsa Foundation holding a controlling interest in our Company. Employees and clients are represented as shareholders too, ensuring a true alignment of interests. Our Board of Directors comprises six highly-experienced directors, five of which are independent, while our Executive Committee is made up of the leaders of nine key functions across our company, from investment management to Human Resources.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is responsible for the overall direction and supervision of management and holds the ultimate decision-making authority for Unigestion Holding SA. The Board has delegated the coordination of the company’s day-to-day business operations to Fiona Frick, the Group Chief Executive Officer.

  • With the exception of our Chairman, all directors are independent, ensuring impartiality and transparency
  • Our directors have diverse backgrounds and industry experience, bringing a unique set of perspectives to the boardroom
  • Some directors also represent our clients, ensuring an alignment of interests

21bn

USD AUM

174.6m

USD Shareholder equity capital

Source: Unigestion as at 31.12.2021.

Board of Directors

4

Areas of investment Expertise

208

Employees

Source: Unigestion as at 31.12.2021.

The Executive Committee

Our executive management team is responsible for ensuring we stay on track to deliver long-term sustainable value for our investors and our company. Representing nine of our key functions, they draw on their expertise in the asset management industry and experience of working together through a variety of market conditions to make the right decisions that benefit our stakeholders. They together with other key employees, own a stake in the company, ensuring they are aligned with the success of Unigestion. Each member of the team has a dual role of overseeing specific corporate activities, and also sharing the collective responsibility for acting in the best interests of our clients, people and shareholders. Equally important is nurturing a diverse and collaborative culture, where each team member’s ideas are encouraged, valued and respected. This ensures that we are constantly developing and enhancing our investment capabilities, which is essential to successfully navigate today’s complex and rapidly evolving markets.

The Executive Committee

Independent and Stable Ownership Structure

Working in partnership with our investors is central to our firm’s philosophy. As an independent, privately owned asset manager, we are able to take a long-term view and focus on creating sustainable value for our investors and our business. Our ownership structure is designed to ensure our long-term stability and independence, as well as align our interests with those of our clients.

Our largest shareholder is the Famsa foundation, which was established by our Chairman, Bernard Sabrier. Its goal is to act as a strategic long-term shareholder for the benefit of all stakeholders, while enabling us to make a real difference to society. Famsa makes substantial contributions to a wide range of projects in the charitable, educational, cultural and medical fields.

Our senior management team and key employees are also shareholders in Unigestion, providing a strong alignment of interests with our clients. Finally, having well regarded institutional investors within our ownership structure ensures a high standard of corporate governance.

Source: Unigestion, 31.12.2021.