Our History

GWM FOUNDED AS PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGER AND MFO

The GWM business was established in 2000 in Geneva, Switzerland, originally as a multi-family office and private wealth manager.

2000

LAUNCH OF MULTI STRATEGY FUND OF FUNDS

GWM launches a Multi Strategy Fund of Hedge Funds, raising over USD 500m across internal and external clients.

2004

LAUNCH OF EUROPA PLUS / FUND I

GWM’s first fully institutional fund had an initial reported NAV of ca. EUR 1 billion and a multi-asset strategy with ca. 50% of capital earmarked for the real estate debt and equity strategy.

2011

STARTED COOPERATION WITH LARGE INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS

Since 2013, GWM has acted as the operating partner and asset manager for investments made alongside large international institutional investors.

2013

GWM SENIOR MANAGERS ACQUIRE CONTROL

In May 2015 the wealth management and multi-family office business was spun off. Since then, GWM has focused only on institutional alternative investments, fund and asset management, and distressed debt.

2015

LAUNCH OF EVENT DRIVEN / MERGER ARBITRAGE STRATEGY

In November 2017, GWM launches the Growth Fund investing in M&A driven and hard catalyst situations.

2017

LAUNCH OF IRESS / FUND II

In 2018 GWM launches Italian Real Estate Special Situations (IRESS) / Fund II.
GWM raised over USD 630m from major institutional investors from the US, Asia and Europe to invest in Italian opportunistic real-estate related investments with a primary focus on non-performing mortgage-backed loans and other real estate special situations.

2018

LAUNCH OF CREDO Fund

In 2020 GWM launches Commercial Real Estate Debt Opportunities Fund (CREDO).
CREDO is GWM’s dedicated platform to invest in the European real estate private debt market.

2020

LAUNCH OF DEDICATED MERGER ARBITRAGE FUND

In May 2021, GWM launches a dedicated Merger Arbitrage Fund following the strategy began in 2017 and integrating ESG perspectives into the investment decision process.

2021

EXPECTED LAUNCH OF REAL ESTATE SPECIAL SITUATIONS / FUND III

Fund III will aim to continue GWM’s successful track record of investing in opportunistic real estate assets in Europe and Italy.

2022