LGT Capital Partners opens San Francisco office
Through its new presence in California, LGT Capital Partners is expanding its North American investment coverage and global client service.
LGT Capital Partners, a leading global alternative investment specialist, is pleased to announce the opening of a San Francisco office. The firm, which has USD 80 billion assets under management, has been investing in North America since its inception in 1997 and currently has US offices in New York and Raleigh, NC.
By leveraging LGT Capital Partners’ global connectivity and investment capabilities, the San Francisco office further deepens the firm’s local investment competencies and extends coverage of its growing North American and international client base. Martha Heitmann, a Partner at LGT Capital Partners who joined the firm in 2007, will be leading the office with a team consisting of existing LGT Capital Partners professionals as well as new hires.
Sascha Gruber, a Partner and Member of the Executive Committee at LGT Capital Partners, said: “We are pleased to announce the opening of the San Francisco office, the 15th office globally for our firm, and the second major investment hub in North America. The presence in California reflects the significant importance of North America for our business, where we have been investing since 1997 as a principal investor. Supported by our shareholder, the Princely Family of Liechtenstein, we apply a long-term view in building our platform and investment programs, which has been a much sought-after value proposition, especially to our North American clients.”
Martha Heitmann added: “The presence in San Francisco enhances both our investment coverage as well as our client proximity: Our US investors gain further direct access to our global investment capabilities, and the firm’s global client base obtains access to additional specialized local expertise. The San Francisco team is ideally positioned to help our clients achieve their investment objectives through tailor-made solutions, leveraging the global LGT Capital Partners investment platform.”