Symbiotics - Asset Management

Symbiotics is the manager and distribution agent for a range of investment solutions for professional and qualified investors.

– Christoffer Dahlberg, Head of Investor relations –

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.


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


Christoffer Dahlberg
Christoffer Dahlberg

Investor Relations

Head of Investor Relations

Asset management

Christoffer joined Symbiotics in 2014 to head up and further develop the Investor Relations team from a new office in Zurich. Christoffer is an experienced financial professional with 17 years industry experience of which 13 years in business development roles covering mainly alternative investment funds and structured products to various institutional and wholesale clients in Europe. Swedish by birth, Christoffer holds a master’s degree in Financial Economics and International Business from the Stockholm School of Economics.

Luca Tosi
Luca Tosi

Relationship Management

Senior Relationship Manager

Asset Management

Prior to joining Symbiotics, Luca cumulated over 26 years of experience as an adviser for investments in the financial markets for institutional clients and was the developer of the client bases for several of Geneva’s private banks such as Mirabaud, LODH & Cie and Pictet. He is a member of the Finra and holds the Licence of Registered Regional Representative. He holds a business degree from the Cantonal School in Bellinzona, Ticino and a psychology degree from the University of Geneva.


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, Business Development Director –

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.

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.


Valérie Dujardin
Valérie Dujardin

Business Development

Business Development Director

Investment Advisory

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).

Mariano Larena
Mariano Larena

Development Finance

Head of Technical Assistance and Development Finance

Investment Advisory

Mariano has worked with financial institutions as a banker for over 20 years. Formerly, he worked as an independent microfinance and SME consultant. He also worked as a regional coordinator for Latin America at ProCredit Holding. Before this, he held various positions including senior manager and risk & credit officer within commercial banks such as Euro Hypo and Banco Santander. Mariano holds a law degree from the Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain and is a member of the Madrid Chamber of Lawyers.


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