Altarius Group was founded in 2006 with the setting up of our Swiss Affiliate, Altarius SA. Altarius SA concentrates on corporate and investment solutions to asset and independent wealth managers, investment advisors and specialized service providers across Europe and the EEA. In 2008, Altarius Asset Management was established and further obtained a Category 2 Investment Services Licence by the Malta Financial Services Authority. The Group kept on growing with the setting up of our German Affiliate, Altarius GmBH and our UK Office, Altarius UK Ltd. The organisation’s goal is to provide services to support clients to invest in a regulated, professional and efficient environment.
Altarius' European AIFM licence is used to set up and monitor bespoke funds and managed accounts or to provide solutions for new technology investments in an ever-evolving environment. The Management Company (ManCo) comes as a one-stop solution, through which clients can focus on their investments while Altarius takes care of all legal, administrative, regulatory and investment management matters.
Altarius’ main operation is based in its Maltese office but also acts in other European and non-European jurisdictions. It is recognised by the S.E.C as an Investment Adviser (exempt Reporting Advisor) and has accumulated strong experience over the years with European and American clients.
With its first office based in Geneva, Altarius is nowadays present in Europe’s major financial hubs.
Main Contact: Bjorn Grech
Registered Address: Cornerstone Complex, Suite A, Level 1, 16th September Square, Mosta 1180 Malta
Altarius Asset Management Ltd
+356 2123 2540
+49 (0)172 864 93 99
+41 (0)79 599 81 47
Altarius Group CEO
Pierre is the founder and CEO of Altarius Group. After graduating from Boston College in 1989, where he received a Master of Science in Finance, he worked in the Capital Markets Division of Société Générale as an equity derivatives trader. He then moved to London, taking responsibility at Banque Paribas and then at Bank of America as head of fund derivatives EMEA. Finally, Pierre joined Refco Alternative Investments as head of Europe and as a member of senior management. Pierre is deeply involved in new technologies. He is an executive director of Mt Pelerin, a Swiss-based company specialised in asset tokenisation and digital processes.
Managing Director Altarius GmbH & Board Member Altarius Group
Heinz is the Managing Director of Altarius GmbH and part of the Senior Management of Altarius Group. He graduated from the University of Linz, Austria in 1993 where he studied business informatics. He worked initially as a market-maker registered with the Vienna Stock Exchange and trader with the Austrian bank Allgemeine Sparkasse Oberoesterreich. From 1999 to 2010 he was the Managing Director of Absolute Plus AG in Munich a company specializing in the setup and distribution of alternative investments. Heinz is an executive director of several hedge funds.
Senior Management AAM
Bjorn Grech is part of the senior management of Altarius Asset Management, Ltd. Prior joining Altarius in 2017, Bjorn formed part of a big-four audit firm, following which he spent the rest of his career within the Funds and Asset Management space. Bjorn acted as Head of Fund Services for two MFSA recognised fund administrators and as Head of Fund Accounting and Member of Valuation Committee within an AIFM having offices in Malta and the UK. Bjorn holds a Bachelors of Accountancy Honors Degree from the University of Malta and a Diploma in Fund Administration from the University of Manchester.
Head of Trading
Mr Toni Krastev joined Altarius shortly after completing his studies at the University of Malta in 2014. Initially, Mr Krastev oversaw trading on behalf of CISs managed by the company via various trading platforms and currently he is responsible for the operations of the funds, overseeing the daily activity and performing the day-to-day tasks. Mr Krastev is also pursuing the CFA charter.
Head of Accounting
Edward Mangion joined Altarius Asset Management as Head of Accounting in 2016. He is responsible for the accounting operations, periodic financial reports and budgets.
Prior joining Altarius in 2016 Mr Mangion was part of an audit, accountancy and tax advisory firm for five years and was responsible for a wide range of clients across a portfolio of industry sectors.
Edward holds a Diploma in Management and a Diploma in Finance. He is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Malta Institute of Accountants.
Head of AML
Anoushka Pascal joined Altarius Asset Management as Head of AML in August 2021. She is responsible for the implementation and ongoing monitoring of the Compliance Programme.
Prior to joining Altarius, Anoushka was Head of Compliance, Data Protection Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer for a state owned insurance company in Mauritius. She has more than ten years experience in AML/CFT compliance.
Anoushka holds a European Law Degree from the University of Orleans, France and a Certificate of English Law (M1) from the University of Birmingham, UK. She is a member of the Association of Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialists.
Fund Operations Officer
Cynthia is responsible for the monitoring of the funds’ activities and liaising front and middle office operations. She started her career in 2011 when she joined Culross Global Investment Management Ltd as an Investor Relations Manager. In 2014, she moved to London to join the company’s investment team where she was responsible for the monitoring and oversight of investments and for carrying out quantitative and qualitative analysis across investments, asset classes and peers. Cynthia holds a B.Com (Hons) degree in Banking and Finance from the University of Malta.
After graduating from the prestigious Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne in 2016, Lucas worked in small companies and organisations supporting startups in the fields of business development and marketing. Exploring how innovation can be brought through tech, Lucas is in touch with activities related to digital and blockchain/ crypto applications.
His skills include digital solutions, marketing & communications, events, growth and business development.
Angelina Valentino joined Altarius Asset Management as Accounting Officer. She is responsible for processing sales invoices, updating payments and providing accounting and clerical support to the accounting section. Before Altarius Angelina was working in a Swiss company specializing in invoicing and payroll services.
She holds a Bachelor’s in Economy and Management Honours Degree from University of London LSE Program.
Fund Operations Officer
Mateusz joined Altarius as Fund Operations Officer mainly responsible for the monitoring of funds activities, oversight of the investments as well as the portfolio of funds and NAV reporting.
Mateusz worked previously in two renowned global financial institutions with a focus on asset management and fund administration. He was part of securitisation and funds services business mainly focusing on fund accounting and depositary side.
Mateusz holds a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Business Administration and Management from the University of Huddersfield.
Fund Operations Intern
Graduated in 2020 with an MBA in Global Business from Coventry University in London, Charles has a previous experience as a Private Equity Intern at Manhattan Atlantic Capital LLC in London, followed by an accounting background and work experience in a French public institution and a private company like Sonatel in Dakar, Senegal.