Symbiotics - Asset Management

Symbiotics is the best partner to professional and qualified investors that
want to own impact investments highly decorrelated to other asset classes.

 

– Alexandre Prautzsch, Head of Clients Division –

Investment Funds

You are an investor following sustainability principles and pursuing development impact goals, with a particular interest in emerging and frontier markets. We offer a range of investment funds (whether fixed income, high yield or equity) that could hopefully fit your needs.

Customized Mandates

You are a bank, a fund promoter or a professional investor looking to set-up your own investment products or mandate following sustainability principles and development impact goals. We offer a range of customized solutions, including private label funds, managed accounts and single investor mandates.

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Investment Funds

Symbiotics Sicav - Emerging Impact Bond Fund (EIBF)

Multi-sector - Microfinance - Global - Fixed Income - Hard Currency

The Regional MSME Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa (REGMIFA)

Microfinance - Africa - Fixed Income - Local Currency

Contacts

Alexandre Prautzsch
Alexandre Prautzsch

Sales & Relationship

Head of Clients Division

alexandre.Prautzsch@symbioticsgroup.com

Clients

Alexandre Prautzsch has in-depth experience in investment matters as well as client relations. He started his career as a financial analyst at one of the major private banks in Geneva, covering several different markets and managing country and thematic funds. He also headed the equity research department, developed valuation models that included ESG criteria’s and designed the Bank’s advisory concept.He later moved to the private client side where he acquired and serviced Swiss and European clients. He developed and implemented specific offers for such clients and served for several duties, including Head of Private Banking at a smaller bank.He then decided to refocus on impact investing and joined Symbiotics in 2018. 

Mattia Corato
Mattia Corato

Sales & Relationship

Sales and Client Relationship Manager

mattia.corato@symbioticsgroup.com

Clients

Mattia joined Symbiotics in September 2016 and works as investment advisor. He is currently based in London covering Symbiotics’ European clients. Prior to this, he worked in Lugano for 7 years trading illiquid fixed income products, and also setting up operations and developing a client base in Austria and Germany. Mattia holds a bachelor degree in International Economics and Management and a master degree in Finance from Bocconi University in Milan, where his master’s thesis was entitled: “Microfinance approaching capital markets: the commercial model of microfinance as a long-term solution to achieve sustainability.”

Zhe Jin
Zhe Jin

Sales & Relationship

Senior Client Relationship Manager Asia

zhe.jin@symbioticsgroup.com

Clients

Jin joined the company as Senior Relationship Manager in October 2017, working in Zurich office. Originally from China, Jin has studied and worked in Switzerland and China. Prior to Symbiotics, she worked for Prudential Finance Inc., UBS and other financial institutions, where she spent 16 years in Client relations and business strategy, focus in Asian markets.

Thomas Hofer
Thomas Hofer

Sales & Relationship

Client Relationship and Development Finance Manager

Thomas.Hofer@symbioticsgroup.com

Clients

Sébastien Duquet
Sébastien Duquet

Sales & Relationship

Head of Blended Finance

Sebastien.Duquet@symbioticsgroup.com

Clients

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Customized Mandates

“Symbiotics historically specializes in customizing impact investing funds for private banks, development finance institutions (DFIs), fund promoters as well as large institutional asset owners. We are today the leader in number of funds managed in impact investing”

 

– Valérie Dujardin, Head of Portfolios Division –

A public private partnership impact fund dedicated to Sub-Saharan Africa

Initiated jointly by KfW Entwicklungsbank and International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Regional Micro Small and Medium Enterprise Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa (REGMIFA) is a multilayer fund launched in 2010 with over USD 200 million commitments from 13 Development banks. Although operating in a challenging economic context, returns have been positive and in line with investor impact expectations, reaching out to numerous MSME financial institutions across sub-Saharan Africa.   www.regmifa.com

A single institutional investor fund dedicated to microfinance in emerging and frontier markets

Launched in 2013, this customized open ended fund was structured for a large institutional investor who had decided to place more than USD 100 million in social impact investments. Given its low level of cash and low cost structure, this single investor fund has been outperforming industry benchmarks.     www.cpeg.ch

Contacts

Valérie Dujardin
Valérie Dujardin

Portfolios

Head of Portfolios Division

valerie.dujardin@symbioticsgroup.com

Portfolios

Valerie joined Symbiotics in 2006 and headed its Asset Management division until 2011. After 5 years in the US, she joined the team again early 2016 as Business Development Director. Valerie is an international finance professional with 14 years’ experience in emerging financial markets, management and structuring of impact funds. Prior to joining the team, she worked for PROPARCO, and Morgan Stanley Capital International. Canadian and French by birth, Valerie is a graduate from McGill University (Montreal) and holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from Sorbonne University (Paris).

Alexandre Prautzsch
Alexandre Prautzsch

Sales & Relationship

Head of Clients Division

alexandre.Prautzsch@symbioticsgroup.com

Clients

Alexandre Prautzsch has in-depth experience in investment matters as well as client relations. He started his career as a financial analyst at one of the major private banks in Geneva, covering several different markets and managing country and thematic funds. He also headed the equity research department, developed valuation models that included ESG criteria’s and designed the Bank’s advisory concept.He later moved to the private client side where he acquired and serviced Swiss and European clients. He developed and implemented specific offers for such clients and served for several duties, including Head of Private Banking at a smaller bank.He then decided to refocus on impact investing and joined Symbiotics in 2018. 

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