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Icona Capital

With over 20 professionals working across our offices in the UK, Luxembourg, and Switzerland, we manage over €8B in assets on behalf of institutional investors, investment funds, and private investors.

Our team is led by a Board with a proven track record of successful and lucrative investment. Through this personal insight, our research expertise and understanding of constantly developing market trends, we seek to identify and unlock the finest opportunities across Europe and the United States that can deliver unparalleled results for the long-term. We also possess the ability, agility, and dynamism to give investors the upper hand.

Executive team

Max-Hervé George
Chairman & CEO
Bruno Vannini
Head of Acquisitions and General Counsel
Alexandros Morochovski
Investment Director
Stephanie Aslan
Head of Capital Markets
Margaux Hirzel
Corporate & Administrative Affairs
Charles Berthillon
Head of Compliance & Accounting

Our advisory board

Icona’s distinguished board has experience spanning a multitude of industries, markets, and high-value projects.

Jean-Pierre Verlaine

Jean-Pierre Verlaine serves as board member of several Luxembourg regulated investment funds and non-regulated alternative investment funds with special focus on real estate & infrastructure, private equity and debt strategies. He has more than ten years’ experience as managing director and partner at the European private equity funds advisor J. Hirsch & Co, where he managed over EUR 1 billion in assets. Mr Verlaine has also been deputy director at Société Européenne de Banque S.A. Luxembourg – Gruppo Banca Intesa, with a strong track record in the alternative funds industry and transaction management.

Edward Spencer-Churchill

Edward Spencer-Churchill started his career at Bain & Company. He has over 20 years’ experience investing in a wide range of companies and industries. Ed oversaw the £500 million business process outsourcing transactions for Pearl Group with Tata Consultancy Services in 2005 which transformed the business. Most recently, alongside Mark Wilson (ex-CEO of Aviva plc) he has overseen SCP’s investment into Abacai Group, a personal line insurance technology business.

François Reyl

François Reyl is the CEO of Reyl – Intesa Sanpaolo. He joined Reyl & Cie in 2002 and initiated and led the deep transformation and development of the bank. He became the CEO in 2008. Prior to this, Mr. Reyl worked in the M&A department and LBO Coverage Group (which he co-founded) of Credit Suisse First Boston in London. He began his career as an M&A attorney with Jones Day in New York and Paris.

Our expertise

Each of our investment strategies is grounded in thorough research, in-depth first-hand knowledge, and our ability to effect efficient implementation to maximise the greatest return potential.

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