Swiss fund manager Quaero Capital has launched a new office in London following its merger with London-based Tiburon Partners.

The new King Street office will serve as home to Tiburon employees as well as to the existing London-based employees of Quaero.

The merger of Quaero and Tiburon was first announced in January this year. The merged entity will manage around 2.1bn and will operate under the Quaero Capital brand.

The combined group will be completely employee owned and will continue to focus on highly concentrated, actively managed, value strategies.

Quaero Capital CEO Jean Keller said, “We are delighted to be working with our new colleagues in great offices, in an excellent location. We have joined forces with other excellent value specialists whose skills and expertise – in Japanese and Asian equities – are wholly complementary.

“We are also excited to have a substantial presence in London – one of the key centres for investment talent in the world.”