QUAERO CAPITAL is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its flagship fund Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Argonaut, which invests in European micro caps (including Switzerland and the UK). Managed on a pure value basis by Philip Best and Marc Saint John Webb, Argonaut has generated since its launch at the end of May 2003, a cumulative performance of +740.7% compared to +514.9% for the EMIX Smaller European Companies Index NR EUR. While it has been soft closed to new investors for a long time, Argonaut is temporarily opening its doors for a limited period and for limited amounts.
QUAERO CAPITAL has launched Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Net Zero Emission, a new UCITS fund invested in companies whose services, products or technologies contribute to the transition to a carbon-free economy. The strategy selects current and future leaders in the field of energy and ecological transition, as well as the circular economy, from around the world and across different sectors. In addition to energy, the fund managers Olivier Ken and Martina Turner also focus on food, textiles, heavy industry, transport, urban planning and the entire supply chain.
QUAERO CAPITAL has hired Olivier Ken as Portfolio Manager. Based in Paris, he will join Martina Turner, manager of the Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Accessible Clean Energy fund, to manage a new strategy dedicated to the transition to a carbon neutral economy. Prior to joining QUAERO CAPITAL, Olivier Ken was Fund Manager at Ecofi Investissements.
QUAERO CAPITAL welcomes Alexandre Renault as Head of Real Estate Asset Management and Margaux Cugura as Real Estate Fund Manager to support the development of its real estate business. The asset manager, which currently manages EUR 3 billion on behalf of major European institutional clients, aims to create new funds from 2023 in order to reach EUR 500 million under management by 2025 for its Real Estate division, which already has two OPPCIs (Foncière Quaero I and Educatio, which recently received ISR certification).
After obtaining the ISR label for its fund dedicated to educational real estate, QUAERO CAPITAL continues its momentum and receives the label for its Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Infrastructure Securities fund. The fund is the first actively managed fund 100% invested in listed infrastructure companies to have this label.
Geneva-based specialist asset manager QUAERO CAPITAL has hired Michel Reboh as Head of Business Development for Italy and Ticino. He will be responsible for promoting QUAERO CAPITAL’s strategies in these markets to institutional clients and professional intermediaries. Before joining QUAERO CAPITAL, Michel Reboh was Senior Business Developer at SYZ Asset Management.
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Geneva-based specialist asset manager QUAERO CAPITAL has seen its thematic fund Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Accessible Clean Energy A USD ranked Nr 1 in Europe over 5 years by the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards Europe 2021 in the “Equity Theme – Alternative Energy” category.
QUAERO CAPITAL has seen its thematic funds Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) -Accessible Clean Energy A USD and Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Infrastructure Securities A EUR recognised by the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards Switzerland 2021 as the best Swiss funds over 5 years and 3 years respectively in the “Equity Theme – Alternative Energy” and “Equity Theme – Infrastructure” categories.
QUAERO CAPITAL has recruited Sophie Bigeard as Head of Multi-Asset Strategies for its French subsidiary Quaero Capital (France) SAS. She will be in charge of developing and managing Multi-Asset mandates for French institutional clients. Before joining QUAERO CAPITAL, Sophie Bigeard was Head of UCITS Analysis and Selection for the OFI Group.