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Fiera Capital has expanded into Switzerland with the opening of a new office in Zurich.

Fiera Expands into Switzerland

Fiera Capital has expanded into Switzerland with the opening of a new office in Zurich.

Montreal-based Fiera has a real estate arm and the opening is expected to have far-reach commercial property implications.

The new office will serve as the primary hub for Fiera Capital’s intermediaries business in the EMEA Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and institutional clients in the Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH) zone.

“Entering the Swiss market marks one of many significant milestones in our strategic evolution,” said Jean-Guy Desjardins, Fiera’s chairman and global CEO. “With our expansion into Zurich, we not only reaffirm our commitment to the European market, but also demonstrate the agility inherent in our newly established regionalized distribution model.”

Alain Meyer will lead the new office in his roles as managing director and head of EMEA and DACH.

“Given its status as one of the world’s most important wealth centres, Switzerland was a natural next step in our growth story,” said Klaus Schuster, Fiera’s executive-director and CEO for EMEA. “Having boots on the ground enables us to deliver the first-class service our clients already know us for, while introducing a highly differentiated approach to a region that we understand well.”   

Fiera Capital is an independent asset manager that operates globally, providinb multi-asset solutions across public and private market asset classes.

Fiera Real Estate manages $10.3 billion of assets through a range of funds globally and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia.

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