SYZ Capital, the boutique private markets investment business formed under the guidance of Marc Syz, has named Gian Kull as the head of Special Situations and Uncorrelated Strategies.

Kull’s remit includes management of portfolios as well as leading the sourcing and execution of some of the firm’s private market investments.

He will report to SYZ Capital chief Marc SYZ.

Background

Kull most recently worked at special situations adviser Multiplicty Partners, with responsibility for managing structured litigation investments.

He also worked at European turnaround private equity fund VALTEGRA, where he held the role of the director of sourcing.

His financial career also includes a stint as an equity research analyst at Merrill Lynch.

Besides, he helped set up the European office for Brigade Capital Management in Zurich in 2011.

At this firm, he was tasked with overseeing distressed credit investments across Europe.

Commenting on Kull, Marc Syz said: “He will contribute further to the team’s deep technical expertise in private market investments and portfolio construction, sourcing niche investment opportunities, as we continue to democratise the access and deliver the benefits of alternatives to a much broader investor universe.

“More specifically, Gian has a strong experience in structuring litigation investments, an area we’re focusing on.”

Switzerland’s Syz Group launched Syz Capital as its fourth business pillar in 2018.

The business enables private clients to invest across multiple strategies that are uncorrelated to more traditional capital markets.

Earlier this year, SYZ Capital said that it will centralise alternative investment expertise from across the SYZ Group in order to become a global centre of alternative excellence.