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.

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.

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.

Agility

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.

In more than ten 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, often away from Europe, private banking and traditional investment disciplines.

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

 

Founded

2004

Partners

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


Locations
Geneva
Guernsey
London
Manchester

Number of employees

Approx. 30


Companies

Geneva
Crescendo Capital SA

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

Manchester
Crescendo Private Capital Solutions Limited


Services
Wealth Management (multi-asset class)
Real Estate Asset Management
Private Debt Investments

Clients
High Net Worth Individuals
Family Offices

Assets under management
Approximately USD 2.5 billion

Number of custodian banks
20+

Regulation

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

Auditor
Baker Tilly Spiess SA, Geneva
Moore Stephens, Guernsey