Van Ecker Couder (VECA) Associates’ board of directors have released a road map for the company’s expansion plan for the next 3 years. The initial stage of the plan begins early 2016, when, following a review and improvement of logistics and communication systems, the company will look to add to staff numbers on its international desk by over 10%.
Due to the rise in numbers of investors aiming to introduce IPOs to their portfolio in offshore markets, VECA plan to employ 12 new advisors as well as support and administration staff. A longer term view will see VECA move to a new premises by late 2016.
The overall strategy is to keep pace with the growth in developing economies, such as India and China as well as maintaining top quality service to all clients in existing markets.
The firm focuses on distinctive areas of investment that are supported by macroeconomic fundamentals and offer the potential to generate uncorrelated, above average returns on a sustainable basis. Applying an 'expertise for investment excellence' approach, Grant Becker Associates draws on highly qualified, independent investment teams to generate a long-term edge.
Van Ecker/Couder & Associates manages a broad range of alternative investment funds and tailor-made special mandates from its Brussels headquarters and Hong Kong offices.
These include quantitative investment strategies, event-driven strategies and sustainability strategies as well as real asset investments in renewables, infrastructure, agriculture, real estate and private market investments, which include private equity and credit strategies. A multitude of mostly institutional investors, including international pension funds, insurance companies and family offices seeking alternative investment solutions have entrusted more than EUR 6.4bn to the Van Ecker/Couder & Associates (as of June 2014).