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LGT asset management: Increased focus on alternatives

19 giugno 2012

 LGT is to combine its asset management activities under the brand of LGT Capital Partners as of July 1, 2012. The products in alternative asset classes will thereby be bundled in specialized competence centers. The focus of LGT Capital Partners as a leading multi-alternatives house will thus be further strengthened.

A further competence center will act as in¬vest¬ment ma¬na¬ger to the Princely Family and be available to LGT Bank clients. In this way, LGT Group intends to further optimize its investment offering and customer support and exploit synergies. 

LGT  activities in the traditional and alternative asset management businesses have so far been organized in two separate units that together manage some CHF 40 billion of assets. However, over the last few years the boundaries between traditional and alternative asset classes have become noticeably blurred. By combining the activities under unified management, LGT will be able to optimize its investment offering, provide customer sup-port from a single source and thus realize further growth potential.

LGT Capital Partners, which has established itself as a leading provider in alternative asset management, will continue to position itself as a multi-alternatives house with specialized competence centers for asset classes such as private equity and hedge funds. The businesses of LGT Capital Management that can be attributed to the alternative sector, such as insurance-linked securities, will form additional competence centers. Target cus-tomers of the multi-alternatives offering will continue to be institutional investors worldwide as well as  private clients of LGT Bank, who invest according to the same investment strategy as the Princely Family. LGT Capital Management’s other activities are combined into a further competence center under the roof of LGT Capital Partners which will act as investment manager to the Princely Family and provide services to LGT Bank clients..

The new management structure headed up by Dr. Roberto Paganoni will come into effect as of July 1, 2012. Torsten de Santos, who led LGT Capital Management as its CEO through a successful buildup phase, decided to take on a new challenge outside of LGT. However, he will continue to work with LGT as an advisor and board member in various LGT investment companies.

H.S.H. Prince Max von und zu Liechtenstein, CEO LGT Group: “The increased focus of our asset management activities on alternatives under the brand of LGT Capital Partners is an important step. I am convinced that this will help us to further extend our strong position in asset management and to sharpen our profile. I would like to thank Torsten de Santos for his significant contribution in building up our asset management business, and I’m pleased that we can continue to count on his valuable advice.“

 
Roberto Paganoni, CEO LGT Capital Partners: “Institutional investors worldwide will continue to benefit from our proven investment expertise and in addition from a wider range of products and services from a single source. LGT Bank’s clients will receive an efficient service and better access to the Group’s asset management capabili-ties. We will use this platform to focus, as a multi-alternatives house, even more strongly on promising growth markets.”