At a Glance

Greater Innovation

Crescendo Group has a tradition of innovating rather than accepting the status quo. At some times, this has translated in positioning our portfolio differently than the broad market, at others it has meant developing entirely new investment mandates in order to access remote opportunities that others simply miss.

Broader Opportunity Set

While cash, equities and bonds are integral elements of a portfolio, there is much more to the story. We provide counsel and access to a broad range of alternative strategies and private capital investments in order to build a portfolio that can enhance risk-adjusted return over a market cycle.


It is our nature to be innovative and we have sufficient scale to hire and develop world-class talent. Our greatest quality, however, is the ability to be agile in a changing world where size is not enough and speed is essential.

Deep In-House Competence

We have invested in hiring and developing the internal depth of expertise necessary to identify the right opportunities and to implement them safely. With these in-house resources we are better able to leverage our select network of family offices, high net worth individuals, asset allocators and consultants, mainly on the buy side.

In more than 15 years Crescendo has grown from its Geneva roots to become a sought-after investor with a reach into all global markets through our affiliates and our external partnerships.

We have a stable and motivated staff of dedicated professionals with deep experience in private banking and both public and private market investments.

Our clients and our investment partners appreciate us for our rigor, our willingness to act when required and our enduring loyalty.

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Jacques Diwan (Co-founder)
Douglas Kalen (Co-founder)

New York
Hong Kong

Number of employees

Approx. 60


Crescendo Capital SA

Crescendo Advisors International Limited (Regulated by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission)
Crescendo Real Estate Partners Limited

Crescendo Private Capital Solutions Limited

Wealth Management
Asset Management
-Real Estate Asset Management
-Private Debt Investments
-Venture Capital

High Net Worth Individuals
Family Offices

Assets under management
In excess of USD 3.0 billion

Number of custodian banks


Crescendo Capital S.A. is a Member of ARIF, a Swiss self-regulatory organisation

  • ARIF is a self-regulatory body certified by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) for the supervision of financial intermediaries according to the article 2 al. 3 of the Federal Act on Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in the Financial Sector (LBA).

    ARIF is also certified by the FINMA as a professional organization to sets forth the rules of good professional practice for independent asset manager as per the Collective Investment Schemes Act (CISA).

Crescendo Advisors International Ltd. is licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission

Baker Tilly Spiess SA, Geneva
Moore Stephens, Guernsey