The aim of listing the fund on Borsa Italiana’s ETFplus segment is to make investment in the fund efficient, transparent and easily accessible and is in line with the strategy developed by Quaestio Capital of constant innovation in operational decisions.
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The Quaestio - PIR Small Cap fund, the asset management company’s first UCITS PIR, was launched in February 2018 on the basis of Quaestio Capital’s profound knowledge of listed Italian small and medium- sized enterprises and its experience in quantitative equity management.
The aim of the mutual equity fund, registered under Italian law, is to optimize investments in small and medium-sized Italian enterprises on the basis of quantitative and scientific research, thereby providing returns exceeding those available on the market by means of an active and diversified management. The management team’s selection of securities focuses in particular on equities that are distinguished by their future growth potential and liquidity.
Christian Prinoth, co-founder of Quaestio and head of equity strategies, who together with Umberto Sagliaschi runs the fund, commented: “As a result of the listing Italian savers will be able to obtain direct access to the Quaestio - PIR Small Cap fund through their usual bank, with management costs adapted to a transparent and liquid market. The fund’s listed class is additionally accessible to professional investors who need an efficient tool for investing for PIR purposes. Quaestio - PIR Small Cap stands out for its disciplined and rigorous investment process, constantly supported by the careful research and scientific analysis carried out on a daily basis by our management team”.
Silvia Bosoni, Head of ETFs, ETPs and open-end funds for Borsa Italiana commented: “We are pleased to welcome Quaestio Capital SGR to Borsa Italiana’s listed fund market. The arrival of Quaestio on ETFplus takes the number of fund issuers to 30 and with the Quaestio - PIR Small Cap fund enhances the offer available to investors on the market”.
For this important operation Quaestio has selected Banca Finnat as Authorized Operator, whose Deputy General Manager, Alberto Alfieri, stated: “We are proud that Quaestio Capital SGR has recognized our consolidated experience on the listed open-ended fund market and that it has therefore engaged us as Authorized Operator for its fund. We are honored to support it in this strategic decision, which is a winning move in our opinion: we continue to believe in the growth of the listed fund market, also in light of the new regulation”.
The Fund is the largest investor in the non-performing loan market in Italy and among the biggest investors in the world, thus ensuring a strong Italian institutional presence in the industry.
Quaestio Capital SGR S.p.A. announces a new closing for its Quaestio Private Markets Funds – European Private Debt fund.
New closing for the Quaestio Private Markets Funds – European Private Debt fund
The Board of Directors of Quaestio Capital Management SGR S.p.A. has calculated the value of the quota of the Atlante Fund and the Atlante II Fund at 30 June 2017.
The Fund’s involvement in the purchase of the non-performing loans is one of the determinant factors in the sale of the three banks to the Crédit Agricole Cariparma SpA.
The Fund’s intervention in purchasing the npls has been one of the decisive factors in arriving at a solution for MPS, as was also seen in the case of the good banks acquired by UBI and BPER.
The Quaestio Italian Growth Fund has subscribed €15 million as its portion of the share capital increase and now holds 26,6% of the shares of Industrie Saleri Italo S.p.A. (SIL).
Quaestio Capital SGR has further strengthened its management structure with the arrival of Ali Saad as analyst and Multi Asset manager in one of Quaestio’s main areas of activity.
The operation was carried out through the Italian Recovery Fund and is one of the biggest ever performed in Europe.
The operation occurs through the Italian Recovery Fund and is one the key factors in the sale of the three banks to Crédit Agricole Cariparma SpA.
Quaestio Holding SA (“Quaestio”) has signed an exclusivity undertaking with Cerved Information Solutions SpA (“Cerved”) for the negotiation of an agreement which contemplates an industrial partnership in special servicing activities.
Quaestio Capital Management SGR has today approved the signing of an agreement, on behalf of the Atlante II Fund, for the purchase of the portfolio of Euro 343 million of impaired loans held by Nuova Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara S.p.A., the entity which arose following the resolution of the previous Cassa di Risparmio di Ferrara in November 2015.
DeA Capital S.p.A. is entering the capital of Quaestio Holding with an interest of 44% to become its relative majority shareholder, alongside Fondazione Cariplo and the other “historic” institutional shareholders with the aim of strengthening the company and supporting its new phase of development.
Il 2018 è stato un anno caratterizzato da un susseguirsi di episodi di volatilità, sia macro che micro, che hanno guidato il movimento degli spread del credito.
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