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International Wealth Boutique Opens Geneva Office

Tom Burroughes Group Editor London 11 June 2024

International Wealth Boutique Opens Geneva Office

Covering a range of practice areas, from M&A to wealth management, the business has more than $1 billion of assets under management.

Arbra Partners, an international asset management, wealth advisory, merger and acquisition, and private market opportunities boutique, has opened a new office in Geneva.

Called Arbra Partners (Switzerland), it will serve clients who are mainly located in the Alpine state, the rest of Europe and Gulf-Cooperation Council nations of the Middle East.

The business has 14 employees.

The Arbra firm, headquartered in London, was created in 2022 and has more than $1 billion in assets under management and 22 employees in total. The group also has an office in Lisbon.

Arbra’s CEO is Philip Harris, formerly of Credit Suisse, RBC Wealth Management, and UBS Wealth Management. He established his own independent financial advisory business after leaving the British Army. 

The chief operating officer is Michael Le Garignon, who previously worked at Lombard Odier, Societe Generale, JP Morgan, BNP Paribas and RBS.

“Amidst rapid financial market changes and geopolitical uncertainty, clients seek innovative, distinct and insightful investment managers. Arbra meets this need with a focus on alternatives and unique Brics opportunities, backed by deep sector knowledge, decades of experience, use of technology and personalised service,” Lucas Bitencourt, founder of Arbra, said.

The firm’s asset management arm includes a Global Markets Fund, a Global Real Estate Fund and a Securitised Debt Fund. 

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