Ardian Mandates in Zurich

A trusted partner for tailored solutions

Ardian is a leading provider of high-quality custom investment solutions for private market asset classes. Our Mandates allow investors to precisely define their investment horizon and targets, and to select the governance structure and service depth that fit their individual needs. With over 20 years’ experience in managing bespoke portfolios, close relationships with the world’s top private market managers and a truly client-focused culture, we are a preferred partner for investors worldwide.

All-in-one portfolio construction

Every Mandate client is assigned a team of investment, investor relations and operational professionals. This team helps to achieve the client’s individual investment goals. Ardian develops a specific investment strategy according to the client’s needs and then constructs and maintains a portfolio plan to implement this strategy. Our deep network and investment database allow us to identify top-quality investment opportunities for each mandate portfolio. Throughout the life of a mandate, we steer the allocations to help the client achieve and maintain the desired exposure.

Privileged access to top-quality private market funds

It can be challenging to secure allocations in funds raised by the world’s leading managers – unless, like Ardian, you have a strong existing relationship with them. The global scale of our Fund of Funds platform gives our Mandate clients access to top-performing funds. Similarly, Mandate clients have privileged access to Ardian’s own family of funds. We offer Secondary, Direct Equity, Infrastructure, Private Debt and Real Estate products with complementary investment characteristics.

Premium reporting and operational services

We place great emphasis on high-quality client service and on precisely meeting each client’s interests and needs. Mandate clients benefit from reporting that is fully customizable in terms of breadth, content, format and frequency. In addition, we support our Mandate clients with all operations throughout its life, for example structuring investment vehicles, cash flow controls and coordination with external partners.

Flexible involvement of the client

Customization is key to every aspect of our Mandates business. Our Mandate clients have flexible options to participate in the portfolio construction and investment process and to benefit from Ardian’s private market insights: while some Mandate clients prefer a hands-off solution, with others, the relationship is very interactive.

Meet the teams

Find out more about Ardian's expertise

We put investment excellence and sustainability at the heart of our approach across five assets classes: Fund of Funds, Direct Funds, Infrastructure, Private Debt and Real Estate. In Fund of Funds, we are the world’s leading investor, while we are continental Europe’s largest private equity manager as well its leading investor in Infrastructure.

Our Mandates activity will only become more important in the future. A growing group of clients now wants tailored portfolios rather than standardized products.

Jan Philipp Schmitz Member of the Executive Committee, Head of Ardian Mandates, Head of Ardian Germany & Asia