DECALIA Asset Management has recruited Claudia Eftimie as Region Head for the development of its asset management business in German-speaking Switzerland. Claudia Eftimie has more than 17 years’ experience in buy-side analysis and institutional sales with several major Swiss asset managers.
A few days after the announcement of the acquisition of the Italian asset manager Astor Investment Advisors, DECALIA Asset Management is implementing its expansion plans in the Italian market with the registration of its DECALIA range of Luxembourg funds and the recruitment of Jürgen Mahler as Head of Business Development for the DECALIA funds in Italy.
The 6 UCITS strategies registered in Italy focus on 4 investment themes deemed to have high long-term potential: disintermediation in the European banking sector, the quest for yield, new consumer trends and market inefficiencies.
With more than 25 years’ experience, Jürgen Mahler is a recognized figure in the Italian funds industry. Prior to joining DECALIA, Jürgen Mahler was Country Head for Oddo Meriten Asset Management for nearly 6 years.
DECALIA Asset Management pursues its expansion plans by establishing itself in Italy, one of its priority target markets. Indeed, DECALIA has taken over Astor Investment Advisors SIM SpA, a Milan-based asset management company. This acquisition not only allows DECALIA to set foot on the Italian market but also opens the door for further developments in other European countries, thanks to the European passport. Besides its original activity, Astor will now widen its scope to dedicate also to private wealth management and to distributing DECALIA funds.
DECALIA Asset Management has passed an important stage in its development plans as it has been granted by the Swiss regulatory authority FINMA the agreement to manage investment funds as per CISA. At the end of 2014, DECALIA has announced its intention to complement its wealth management activity by diversifying into the creation and management of high added value products. The grant of this agreement will thus allow DECALIA to accelerate its expansion plans by launching its own investment fund family.