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Alumia, recently-named partner of Universal Investment Group, announces appointment of Roger De Passe as Director of Distribution to drive international growth

Luxembourg, 11 November 2023. Alumia is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger De Passe as the new Director of Distribution for the Benelux market. Roger’s arrival promises substantial benefits for Alumia, including growth, expansion into new markets, and the delivery of innovative investment solutions to institutional and wholesale clients.

Roger’s hire is a strategic response to Alumia’s recent collaboration with distinguished asset managers, including Sissener, a respected Nordic Asset Manager, Mandatum, with expertise in Sustainable Senior Secured Loans, and Schelcher Prince Gestion, with expertise in Infrastructure Debt These partnerships have been marked by resounding success, with the newly introduced investment strategies garnering significant interest from clients. With Roger on board, Alumia will be able to effectively distribute these winning strategies in the Benelux market, providing clients with access to these sought-after investment opportunities.

Roger brings to Alumia a wealth of experience, with over 20 years of successful business development in the European institutional and wholesale space. Prior to joining Alumia, he held prominent positions in the Fund Distribution business with renowned organizations such as AXA IM, Generali Investments, Standard Life Investments, and Nordea Asset Management. Notably, at Nordea, he was instrumental in setting up and managing the Belgian office, solidifying his reputation as a seasoned expert in the field.

Roger’s impressive track record extends to capital raising and client servicing across a diverse range of asset classes, encompassing traditional long-only investments, multi-asset portfolios, and alternative solutions both in UCITs and non-UCITs vehicles as well as bespoke mandates. His proficiency in these areas aligns perfectly with Alumia’s commitment to delivering best-in-class advice and diversified solutions to our clients, by taking an independent, unbiased view and thinking out of the box.

“We are confident that Roger’s appointment will be instrumental in driving our business forward,” said David Saab, CEO of Alumia. “His arrival aligns perfectly with our growth strategy and client-centric approach. By expanding our presence in the Benelux market and delivering innovative investment solutions, we are well-positioned to meet the increasing demands of our clients and foster growth for Alumia and our clients.”

About Alumia

Alumia is a partner-led investment firm that specializes in providing investment advice through an innovative approach. The company’s top objective is to deliver best-in-class advice and diversified solutions to its clients, by taking an independent, unbiased view and thinking out of the box. With decades of investment experience across the team, Alumia provides deep expertise and ongoing investment due diligence across private and public markets globally. One of the key strengths is the ability to identify gaps in the market and to source unique solutions capable of generating long-lasting value creation and mitigating investment risks for the clients. In addition to serving as investment advisors, Alumia supports clients in growing their businesses through Alumia’s network, capital introductions and co-investing alongside them. Alumia serves a broad range of sophisticated clients, including family offices, pension funds and endowments. Within its ecosystem, Alumia partners with asset managers and large institutional investors, with a focus on being the key link in helping our clients achieve their long-term investment objectives.