SYZ & CO, a Swiss banking group with CHF 25 billion under management, has tapped UBP’s Katia Coudray Cornu to head its fund analysis and manager-selection department.
Cornu spent 10 years with UBP in Geneva, where she was in charge of multi-management and manager selection. From 1998 to 2000, Cornu headed the investment funds department of Banque Edouard Constant in Geneva (now become EFG).
In her new post with SYZ Fund Research, Cornu will participate in the development of the OYSTER family of investment funds by identifying future trends and talented external managers. Cornu will also have the task of selecting third-party funds for the open architecture platform.
“We have developed sound expertise within the Group in the asset classes that we consider strategic, such as European and global equities, bonds, asset allocation and absolute return,” said Alfredo Piacentini, managing partner. “Katia Coudray Cornu will assist Xavier Guillon, the CEO of OYSTER Funds, in developing new strategies and then in selecting these fund managers, so as to continue the development of our range of funds.”
Founded in 1996 by Eric Syz, Alfredo Piacentini and Paolo Luban, the Swiss banking group SYZ & CO has specialized exclusively in asset management through three complementary lines of business: private banking, institutional management and investment funds (OYSTER and 3A Alternative Funds). SYZ & CO employs a staff of 430.
OYSTER is the banking group's investment fund family, a Luxembourg SICAV comprising 30 sub-funds, including the OYSTER European Opportunities managed by Eric Bendahan.