Partners Group marks 20 years of continued growth
THE Guernsey office of a Swiss-founded global private markets investment manager is celebrating 20 years on the island.
Partners Group (Guernsey) was set up in 1999 as Partners Group’s first international office, with just three people. One of these staff members continues to operate as a member of the Guernsey board and remains with the business today as a partner of the firm now based in Switzerland.
The local office now has 22 people working across a range of support and service functions and acts as an important operational hub for the firm. Partners Group is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, with $91bn in assets under management and more than 900 institutional investors.
A significant portion of the assets under management are managed from Guernsey – Partners Group is the second largest promoter of closed-ended funds on the island and caters to a broad investor base from pension fund and sovereign wealth funds to family offices and private individuals.
The wider firm’s global scale, client centric focus and investment track record enables significant fundraising across Europe but also from the Middle East, Asia and the Americas.
Susie Taylor, head of the Partners Group (Guernsey) office, said: ‘I am proud of the presence Partners Group has built in Guernsey over the last 20 years and would like to thank everyone who has contributed to its success during this period.
‘As a firm, we commit to put clients first, invest responsibly on their behalf, and grow personally and professionally. We recognise employees as key to the firm’s success and partners and employees of the firm together remain a major owner of the firm’s shares.’
She added: ‘In Guernsey we rely on close collaboration with the wider group and are excited about the continued growth that lies ahead for us as a key part of Partners Group’s global, integrated platform.’
One of Partners Group’s core values as a firm is to create lasting positive impact – with staff supporting local charities, including Autism Guernsey and the Guernsey branch of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.