Berenberg is a privately owned, Hamburg based multi-national financial service group, with a 430 year history of independence. The autonomous and relatively new Asset Management division has become a core focus of the business following the hire of Matthias Born and Peter Kraus from Allianz Global Investors in October 2017. These veteran investors were responsible for building the firm’s Growth Equity franchise over more than 15 years and managed flagship European Growth and European Small Cap strategies. Since joining, Born has cherry picked some of the best talents from the industry to form an equity team that works hand in hand with a dedicated ESG team to deliver integrated quality growth portfolios across European & Global large and small cap.
Boston Common Asset Management
Founded in 2003, Boston Common Asset Management is a women-led and majority employee-owned investment manager. They are recognised as leader in global impact initiatives and are dedicated to the pursuit of both ﬁnancial return and social change.
As active, engaged asset-owners, Boston Common use their voice to challenge and influence companies across all industries to re-direct capital, R&D efforts and ingenuity towards a more sustainable world.
Konwave AG was founded in 2003 to become investment manager of the Multi-partner Konwave Gold Equity fund. Its founders Walter Wehrli & Marc Gugerli, founded Gold 2000 Ltd. (a similar, well known precious metal fund) in 1999 with the intention to provide investors a vehicle to benefit from the coming gold bull market and were joined by current manager Erich Meier in 2012. Konwave AG is regulated by FINMA as an asset manager for collective investments schemes. The firm is physical gold ESG pioneer; has one of the longest, and most impressive track records in the industry, with a particular focus on capturing the upside during gold bull markets.
RobecoSAM (formerly SAM Sustainable Asset Management AG) was founded in 1995 as an independent asset management company focusing exclusively on sustainability investing, and has grown to become one of the world’s leading institutions in this field. Its client base includes banks, insurance companies, pension funds, endowments, foundations and family offices. Its asset management capabilities include a broad range of regional and global equity, impact investing, and theme-based strategies in the areas of Water, Smart Energy, Smart Materials, Healthy Living and Agribusiness.
Sephira is a global emerging market equity manager running L/S (variable net) and Long Only UCITS strategies based around a unconstrained, concentrated portfolio of high conviction EM companies. Its experienced investment team, led by Jason Mitra, has worked together since 2013 having spun out of the respected GEM specialist hedge fund Carrhae in 2017. Alongside significant founder capital invested in the firm and funds, the business is fully backed by long-term strategic partner Capitalworks Investment Partners, an independent Emerging Markets alternative investment firm founded in 2006.
SPARX Asset Management Co.
SPARX Asset Management was founded in 1989 by Shuhei Abe, who was the former Japanese equity advisor to George Soros’ Quantum Fund. SPARX became the first independent asset management company to be publicly-listed in Japan in 2001 and has approximately $11 billion of AUM.
Capital Four is a leading European credit asset management boutique, it has EUR 14 billion of AUM with strategies including High Yield, Leveraged Loans, Private Debt, Multi-Asset Credit and Structured Credit. The founding members of Capital Four were among the pioneers in European Credit and High Yield markets. The foundation of the firm’s investment process were established in 1999, Portfolio Managers have on average more than 20 years of experience and have produced an award winning track record within European High Yield management.
Jackson Square Partners
Jackson Square was formed in 2014 as a spin-out from Delaware Investments. The firm is majority-owned by its key personnel, many of whom have worked together for over 15 years. The investment philosophy that supports their growth equity strategies has not changed since various members of the Investment Team started managing portfolios over 20 years ago at Transamerica Investment Management and subsequently during a tenure at Delaware Investments from April 2005-April 2014.