Silk Invest Limited and Kallisto Partners Ltd Complete Integration

  • Combination will enable Silk Invest to continue innovating new products
  • Kallisto’s quantitative philosophy and Frontier Markets expertise will complement Silk Invest’s existing investment offering
  • The firms have fully integrated and are working on the first, new strategy launch for 2024

London, 01/02/2024 – Silk Invest Limited and Kallisto Partners Ltd are delighted to announce the successful completion of the integration process between the two companies. This significant milestone marks the final step of a long-term partnership, resulting in Kallisto Partners acquiring a 24.7% stake in Silk Invest.

The integration of the two firms creates a unique proposition, drawing upon the complementary approaches and backgrounds of the experienced teams at Silk Invest and Kallisto Partners. Following the integration, Silk Invest is focusing on enhancing its current product offering while preparing new strategy launches leveraging the expertise of the expanded team across Frontier and Emerging Markets.

Silk Invest was founded in 2008 by an experienced team of investment professionals with Frontier and Emerging Markets expertise. Its team is built on local market experts, with offices in Africa and Asia in addition to London. The company has a strong focus on impact investing and has been a signatory to the UN Principles of Responsible Investing since 2011. The firm manages public markets equities and fixed income strategies, and an African private equity fund.

Kallisto Partners is an independent boutique with offices in London and Rome. Its innovative approach is based on the quantitative assessment of investment flows in financial markets during their early development stages, when great opportunities emerge for portfolio diversification and performance.

Silk Invest will continue to pursue growth in its current product offering while leveraging the enhanced setup to launch new, innovative, and impactful strategies. The first, new strategy is expected to be a thematic impact strategy to be launched in 2024.

Zin Bekkali, Founder & CEO of Silk Invest, expressed his enthusiasm about the integration process: “The integration process has enabled us to leverage the complementary approaches and backgrounds of both Silk Invest and Kallisto Partners. By harnessing our collective knowledge and skillsets, we have developed a robust and unique framework for navigating global markets, providing our clients with exceptional investment opportunities.”

Andrea Federici, Managing Partner of Kallisto Partners, shared his optimism for the future: “This milestone represents a culmination of our joint efforts and signifies the beginning of an exciting chapter for Silk Invest and Kallisto Partners. We embark on a journey filled with exciting possibilities and are confident that our partnership will continue to thrive, delivering substantial value to our clients and stakeholders.”

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