The Big Interview: iMGP's Couvrecelle on growing the business fivefold in the next decade

London to become the firm’s European base

Valeria Martinez
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Philippe Couvrecelle, iM Global Partner’s founder and executive chair, talks to Investment Week’s Valeria Martinez about the beauty of active management, its European expansion plans and his ambitions to reach $150bn AUM before the end of the decade.

In 2013, when Couvrecelle set up his own business following 20 years at Natixis and five years at Edmond de Rothschild, the idea was to think about a new model bringing the best of the two worlds: independent boutiques and the distribution power of the biggest asset management companies. With one of the industry's most powerful names as its founding shareholder - Amundi - the multi-boutique asset management platform has gone from zero to eight partner investment firms and $33bn AUM in less than ten years. A clear stance on active vs passive While at Natixis, where his final position...

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