Geneva-based asset manager QUAERO Capital has appointed James Hepworth as Head of Sales for the UK, charged with building relationships with UK institutional investors from the firm’s London office.
Hepworth, 53, joins QUAERO Capital in April from Paris-based Asset Managers & Advisors Cie, where he was a founder and managing director from 2009. The firm created successful JVs on both sellside equity research and fund raising for international asset managers including private and public market strategies. Previously Hepworth was a senior vice president and Head of European sales for Jefferies International in Paris.
Fluent in French, Hepworth has also worked for ABN Amro Securities, Natwest Securities and CCF Securities in Paris, for more than 10 years. Earlier in his career he worked for Williams de Broe in London.
Hepworth graduated from Leeds University with a BA in Business studies and has further qualifications in Marketing.
QUAERO Capital’s Head of Business Development, Thierry Callault said: “We are delighted to welcome James into QUAERO Capital. We believe that the UK market is still one of the most important fund markets in Europe and we want to pursue our growth in that market. James will bring us the experience that we need to achieve that goal”
James Hepworth said: “I am very excited to be joining QUAERO Capital. I strongly believe that actively managed strategies still have an important role to play in clients’ portfolios and I am looking forward to growing the firm’s unique investment offering”
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Notes to Editors:
Founded in Geneva in 2005, QUAERO Capital is a 100% employee-owned independent, specialist fund management firm. Authorized and regulated by FINMA, the Swiss Financial Markets Authority, as a fund manager. QUAERO managed 12 specialized, high-conviction strategies, who rely on fundamental research and an original approach. The team comprises 32 staff of whom 16 are experienced investment professionals, with assets under management above CHF 1 billion. QUAERO is a member of the Swiss Funds & Asset Management Association (SFAMA). Its French subsidiary, QUAERO Capital (France) SAS, is an asset management company approved by the AMF (www.amf-france.org) under number GP-14000016 as of 17 June 2014. It has a share capital of EUR250,000 with registered offices at 39 avenue d’Iéna, 75016 Paris, France. It is registered in the Paris Trade Register under number 802 673 491.