QUAERO CAPITAL and Tiburon Partners join forces

QUAERO Capital - Value

QUAERO CAPITAL and London based Asian fund management specialist Tiburon Partners today announce that, subject to FCA and FINMA approval, they will join forces.

The tie-up, under the QUAERO CAPITAL brand, will form a single business managing more than USD 2.3 billion.

In line with the shared boutique philosophy the combined business will remain 100% employee owned and continue to focus on highly concentrated, actively managed, value strategies.

QUAERO CAPITAL CEO Jean Keller said, “We are delighted to be joining forces with another excellent value specialist as our skills and expertise are wholly complementary. We are also excited to have a substantial presence in London – one of the key centres for investment talent in the world.”

Tiburon Partners’s senior partner Rupert Kimber said, “QUAERO CAPITAL’s managers think and work like us. They have a similar investment approach based on value orientated, concentrated portfolios. So, naturally, we are keen to partner with a firm which shares our philosophy, and can take our offering more widely around Europe.“

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What if the bitcoin is worth nothing?

Le Temps - Et si la vraie valeur du bitcoin était nulle

In this article published in Le Temps, our senior fund manager Michaël Malquarti explains his opinion on the bitcoin.

An expert of the monetary system, he takes to pieces the arguments justifying the dizzying rise of the cryptocurrency. Not being legal tender and with no consensus on its value, the bitcoin in fact is worth nothing…

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QUAERO CAPITAL launches Accessible Clean Energy fund

QUAERO Accessible Clean Energy

QUAERO CAPITAL has added to its investor offering an Accessible Clean Energy fund managed by Martina Turner and Zoë VanderWolk, to capture increasing investor interest in the switch to alternative clean energy sources worldwide.

The USD32 million UCITS fund, a Luxembourg domiciled SICAV registered for Pan-European distribution in different countries, will be marketed to institutional and professional investors across Europe and the UK. It is a high conviction, active strategy which strengthens the sector funds offering from QUAERO CAPITAL.

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Argos Funds to change name to Quaero Capital Funds (Lux)

Effective 12 October 2017, the name of the Luxembourg SICAV “Argos Funds” has changed to “Quaero Capital Funds (Lux)”.

The investment strategies and all the other features of the funds (such as liquidity, fees, ISIN codes, minimum investment, available share classes, tax considerations) remain unchanged.

The renaming provides more clarity by bringing consistency across our range of funds following the rebranding of the company in 2015 from “Argos Investment Managers SA” to “Quaero Capital SA”.

Additionally, the name of some SICAV’s sub-funds has been simplified, please see below for a complete list of the new names.

Names of the sub-Funds of the Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) SICAV

  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Argonaut
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Smaller European Companies
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – European Equities Long-Short
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Bamboo
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – International Equities
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Global Dynamic
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Global Balanced
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Global Conservative
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Infrastructure Securities
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – World Opportunities
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Yield Opportunities
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – New Europe
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Accessible Clean Energy

New Energy : Mister Clean is Chinese

Jean Keller - Un oeil sur la place - Le Temps 4.9.2017

In his last column published in Le Temps of 4 September 2017, our CEO Jean Keller explains why the energy revolution has really started. It will however will need massive investments from the public sector to modernize its electric infrastructure and adapt its sources of income.

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QUAERO Capital strengthens global distribution through agreement with Allfunds Bank

QUAERO Capital - Spain

QUAERO Capital is strengthening its European and worldwide distribution capability with agreement from Allfunds Bank to make QUAERO Capital funds available on its global platform.

The move will see QUAERO Capital’s range of SICAV sub-funds made immediately available, where its funds are registered, to fund selectors in the two dominant European cross border markets of Italy and Spain, as well as in Switzerland and France.

The move will also position QUAERO Capital for expansion in over 40 countries in which Allfunds has a presence – in regions such as Asia where QUAERO Capital reached a distribution agreement with Peak Capital in January.

The arrangements with Allfunds were spearheaded in Iberia by QUAERO Capital’s Amancio Perez who will oversee the business development for the QUAERO Capital funds in the region. Amancio will also be looking to expand QUAERO Capital, through global third-party marketers, into Latin America. Allfunds has established a considerable presence in Latin America – with distribution agreements in most South American countries and local offices in Chile and Colombia.

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Michaël Malquarti joins QUAERO as Senior Portfolio Manager

QUAERO Capital has appointed Michaël Malquarti as Senior Portfolio Manager.

Malquarti, a specialist in multi-manager and alternative strategies, will manage the Long/Short European Equity fund and assist Cristofer Gelli in the management of asset allocation strategies. Prior to joining QUAERO Malquarti was Head of Manager Research & Alternative Investments at SYZ Asset Management.

Michaël Malquarti
Michaël Malquarti

Holder of a PhD in Cosmology from Sussex University and of a Master in Mathematical Physics from the University of Geneva, Michael Malquarti has held several positions in fund analysis and selection, multi-manager portfolio management and risk management.

Malquarti recently promoted his ideas in the media for the use by the Swiss National Bank of new tools in monetary policies and is currently preparing the publication of a book on the reform of the monetary system.

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