Swiss investment management company DECALIA Asset Management has appointed Bernhard Utiger as Region Head for the development of its asset management business in German-speaking Switzerland. DECALIA started to tackle the Swiss-German market in 2017 and, through this new hire, underlines its strong commitment to the region. In just a few years, DECALIA has begun to establish itself as an innovation leader by launching thematic strategies and private market solutions that successfully capture promising long-term investment trends.
A seasoned business development professional
Bernhard Utiger has more than 18 years of experience in fund distribution and sales covering German-speaking Switzerland. Over his career, he has developed a strong expertise in setting up and implementing fund distribution strategies for a wide range of professional clients, including independent asset managers, family offices, banks and financial institutions. Before joining DECALIA, he worked in different management and senior sales roles at leading investment firms, such as Vontobel Investment Banking, Flossbach von Storch, JP Morgan Asset Management and Julius Baer Asset Management. Bernhard Utiger replaces Claudia Eftimie who will take on new challenges.
DECALIA: A real innovation leader
DECALIA has developed 14 investment strategies that focus on four themes that are deemed promising over the long-term: new consumer trends, quest for yield, disintermediation in the banking sector and market inefficiencies. These investment solutions are mostly available in UCITS & RAIF formats, but are also offered in the form of mandates. DECALIA has established a strong credibility as an innovator by launching the first Millennials equity fund, the first Circular Economy equity fund, and Varia Decalia Swiss Reatech, an innovative Swiss real estate fund focused on the changes brought by the digitalization of the economy.
It has also developed several exclusive partnerships to offer investment solutions in alternative lending, in the media industry for instance.