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Unigestion – We guide, you thrive

Unigestion is a boutique asset manager with the scale to deliver global tailor-made investment solutions for thoughtful investors. Our core values – integrity, independence, excellence and guidance – are at the heart of everything we do.

We are responsible for managing some USD23 bn in client assets across our four areas of expertise: equity, multi asset investing, private equity and alternatives. We believe that risk management is an enduring driver of long-term investment performance, and we therefore apply a risk lens to all our strategies. In February 2017 Unigestion acquired Akina with the aim of creating a uniquely qualified specialist in global small and mid-market private equity.

Ideas drive our growth, and Unigestion strives to be always at the forefront of innovation in investment management. For us, innovation is about co-creating with our clients the investment solutions that meet their needs through a partnership approach.

Umbrellas

Our tradition of research sets us apart. Unigestion’s ongoing research focus, as well as our collaboration with the world of academia, enables us to arrive at new ideas to the benefit of our clients.

With over half of our assets managed through segregated mandates, we have a proven ability to understand clients’ objectives and are trusted by them to design strategies tailored to their needs.

We are privately owned, with a majority of the equity controlled by our senior management, and we focus solely on asset management. This gives us the independence to take a long-term perspective and stay true to our convictions for the long-term benefit of clients.

This independence also means that our interests can truly be aligned with those of our clients. We demonstrate our commitment to our clients by investing our own capital in the strategies we manage for them.

With over 230 employees from more than 25 countries, Unigestion has offices around the world. From centres in Geneva, Zurich and London, our presence extends across Europe, North America and Asia.

Source: Unigestion. All data as at March 2017 on a pro forma basis for Unigestion and Akina.


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Governance

 

The Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall direction and supervision of management and holds the ultimate decision-making authority for Unigestion Holding SA, except for those decisions reserved for shareholders. Its members are:
Bernard Sabrier – Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Compensation Committee
Patrick Fenal – Deputy Chairman
Clive Bannister – Independent Director
Jean-Pierre Jacquemoud – Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee
Jean-Pierre Steiner – Independent Director
Martin Wenk – Independent Director
Paul Wilson – Independent Director

The Executive Committee

The Board of Directors has delegated the coordination of the company’s day-to-day business operations to the Chief Executive Officer

The Executive Committee is a working group to reflect upon, implement and monitor Unigestion’s strategy. Members of the Executive Committee have a dual role: they are in charge of their specific activities within the Group and they share the responsibility to do what is best for the Group as a whole.

Fiona Frick – Chief Executive Officer
Régis Martin – Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer
Christophe de Dardel – Head of Private Equity
Jean-François Hirschel – Head of Marketing
Alexei Jourovski – Head of Equities
Tom Leavitt – Head of Institutional Clients
Anthony Payot – Head of IT & Logistics
Jérôme Teïletche – Head of Cross Asset Solutions

Other committees

Additional committees include Audit and Risk Committee, the Compensation Committee, the Strategic Committee and the Investment Lines Steering Committee.

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