For the very first time, a dedicated impact investment manager with a long-standing track record will be able to offer and manage products at scale across the entire spectrum of impact strategies, combining public and private capital, listed and private assets, as well as social and environmental impact targets.
In recent years, a very clear shift in attitudes and values in society and politics could be observed. People increasingly believe that it is right and necessary to care about our impact on the planet. Correspondingly, in the world of finance, impact investing, which intends to create positive, measurable social and environmental impact, has seen healthy growth rates. So far, however, impact investing products have been offered either by small, specialised players limited to a specific niche, or by large players seeking to diversify their product offering without fully dedicating themselves to impact investing. This is about to change with the strategic tie-up of the two Swiss impact asset managers Asteria Investment Managers and Obviam.
“I am delighted to start this cooperation with Obviam. They are not only recognised as experts but also great people. This new entity is reinforcing the Swiss Financial Place for sustainable investing, allowing to build bridges between the various impact segments and to intensify the collaboration within public and private sector around sustainability.”
Katia Coudray, Asteria Investment Managers CEO