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Lugano adviser launches WM platform with European peers

Lugano adviser launches WM platform with European peers

Lugano-based Colombo Wealth Management has united with two European firms to launch a new wealth management boutique, Citywire Switzerland's sister website Citywire Selector can reveal.

The new firm EC21 is a result of cooperation of the Swiss wealth manager with Luxembourg-based European Capital Partners and Paris-based Twenty First Capital.

It will target wealth managers looking for a platform to focus their core expertise, wealth management and family offices services in Luxembourg through the Free Provision of Services (LPS).

The new boutique has also been launched for private bankers who want to serve their long-term clientele more independently and collaborate with several custodian banks in Luxembourg and beyond.

This new venture has access to the complementary expertise of each partner, from Luxembourg, France and Switzerland, covering the whole spectrum of listed and non-listed investment opportunities.

This ranges from expertise in asset management to private equity and real estate investments.

The three groups combined have approximately €4.5 billion in assets under management, as of December 31, 2017.

Commenting on the launch of the new boutique, ECP’s partner and CIO, Citywire + rated Léon Kirch said: ‘I believe EC21 is the ideal structure to start offering wealth management services while maintaining the identities and independence of each of the three individual asset management boutiques.’

ECP was founded in 2010 and is jointly owned by Kirch and the Edison Group. ECP aims to provide investors with flexible, high conviction, benchmark agnostic investments.

Meanwhile, Colombo Wealth Management is ran out of Lugano, Switzerland and has been active for more than 40 years with offices across Switzerland.

Twenty First Capital was launched in Paris is 2011 to meet the needs of institutional and private investors seeking innovative investment ideas.

All three firms are also partners of the recently launched Swiss family office YSMA that is managed by Sybille Peter, a former marketing and sales manager at Aquila.

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