ISSUE #63 – Singapore continues to be well-regarded as a favourable financial centre with a deepening base of alternative asset management activities. Bruno de Pampelonne, CEO of asset management firm Tikehau IM tells us about the company and discusses sectors with growing opportunities.
What does Tikehau IM do?
Tikehau IM is the asset management arm of Tikehau Capital, an asset management and investment firm that manages approximately €10 billion of assets (a 57% increase from 2015 to 2016). We have a shareholders’ equity of €1.5 billion that we invest in our four business lines: private debt, real-estate, private equity and liquid strategies.
Since our inception in 2004, we have developed a business model with a flexible approach to allocate capital across all four business lines, clearly differentiating it from the competition. By deploying our shareholders’ equity towards our investment strategies, Tikehau Capital continues to fortify its culture of aligning its interests with those of its shareholders and investors, thereby establishing a relationship founded on trust.
A fifth of our clients are private investors and the rest are institutional. Controlled by its managers, alongside leading institutional partners such as Temasek, we employ 170 staff in our Paris, Milan, Brussels, London and Singapore offices. Tikehau Capital has been listed on Euronext Paris since March 2017, which makes us the first French alternative asset manager to be listed.
Tikehau Capital has been listed on Euronext Paris since March 2017, which makes us the first French alternative asset manager to be listed.
How does Singapore fare as a base for asset managers?
Having a base in Singapore presents many advantages for a firm like us. First, Singapore benefits from a stable and robust legal environment, with an efficient and pro-business regulator.
Second, Singapore is home to some of the most professional institutional investors and sovereign funds. Third, Singapore enjoys an ideal geographical location to cover the rest of Asia with the most important financial centres within easy reach.
Singapore enjoys an ideal geographical location to cover the rest of Asia with the most important financial centres within easy reach.
Tech seems to be the top sector attracting investments. What are some sectors we should keep an eye on?
Better use of big data and artificial intelligence will impact two sectors that already stand out and that we expect will be even more disruptive in the coming years:
They are FinTech – more than $50 billion have been invested in almost 2,500 companies since 2010, and this is just the beginning – and MedTech, which covers any technology used to diagnose as well as offer potential cure for a wide range of illnesses.
Interview with Bruno de Pampelonne, CEO of Tikehau IM
Published in FOCUS Magazine — Issue #2 2017 “Future Economy”