GESSLER CAPITAL ANNOUNCES
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH ABALONE GROUP AND ENHANCED FINANCIAL OFFERINGS
Recent Cooperation With Abalone Group Will Expand Gessler Capital’s Financial Offerings To Include Fund Solutions From Malta And Luxembourg
14 September 2020 (Zurich, Switzerland) — Gessler Capital GmbH, a one-stop-shop for the securitization of alternative investments, today announces its recent cooperation formed with Abalone Group which will allow the firm to offer its clients with fund solutions from Malta and Luxembourg. As a result of this strong partnership, Gessler Capital is now able to position itself more broadly in the global financial market.
“Our cooperation with Abalone Group enables us at Gessler Capital to cover our existing product range as well as accompany our clients in the next logical step into the fund world,” said Vincent Gessler, Founder and CEO of Gessler Capital GmbH. “Only a few clients can start with the necessary capital of EUR 25mio, therefore operating a regulated fund (RAIF) with a Management Company (ManCo) in a cost-efficient way. We find these clients often choose a Note on Portfolio, also known as an Actively Managed Certificate (AMC) solution before considering an upgrade to the fund world. We at Gessler Capital are now ready for this upgrade as well and can further fill the gap in between the AMC and RAIF through an unregulated and low cost fund format named Special Limited Partnership (SLP) for portfolios up to EUR 100mio in AUM.”
“By partnering with Gessler Capital, together we have the potential to have an incredible well and globally connected cooperation,” said Robert Colapinto, Founder and CEO of Abalone Group. “As an Abalone independent entity with a specific focus on the sales and client relationship part in the value chain, they also run a different marketing strategy, which is complementary to us. As our external multiplier, we have only advantages over this cooperation and thus receive directly realizable leads for implementation. What more do you want? We are convinced that this cooperation only brings advantages for both sides and we are delighted that we can now work together on the entire product range.”
Gessler Capital was founded in 2019 by Vincent Gessler with the aim of meeting the growing demand for non-traditional, off-balance sheets and flexible securitization—and now, fund solutions. Mr. Gessler is an experienced banking professional with an extensive network in the financial industry. He began his career in 1995 with an apprenticeship at Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS). At the age of 21, he was the youngest sales trader to work on the UBS Floor in Opfikon/Zurich. He ended his banking career in 2018 as Head of Securities Dealing at Banque Internationale à Luxembourg (Suisse) AG, also known as BIL Suisse, and joined GENTWO in Zurich before starting Gessler Capital. Over the past two decades, Mr. Gessler has been a member of an investment committee, held numerous advisory positions, and has also advised external asset managers and direct clients.
Abalone Group was founded in 2015 by Roberto Colapinto and offers individual and collective management services, financial advisory, planning, and investment solutions. Whilst Abalone Asset Management specializes in the management and distribution of investment funds, Abalone Gräff is a traditional wealth manager and offers financial engineering solutions for professional clients, developing quantitative strategies. Additionally, Abalone Services operates in the legal and financial structuring field, with a particular focus on European investment funds and securitization vehicles. Mr. Colapinto has held several important roles in his working experience. In 2013, he was Head of Regional Coverage and responsible for Southern Europe and Latin America for Credit Agricole, and in 2007, he served as General Manager Edmond de Rothschild Europe for the Milan branch.