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In brief: SWEN hires two for ocean impact strategy

The multi-strategy firm has hired the co-founders of Blue Oceans Partners to create 'systemic impact and competitive returns'.

SWEN Capital Partners, a European private markets manager with €6.2 billion in assets under advice or management, has hired a duo to launch a new impact strategy.

Olivier Raybaud and Christian Lim co-founded Blue Oceans Partners in 2018 to back “scalable business solutions that address critical threats to the oceans, with a focus unsustainable fishing and plastics pollution”. SWEN has hired the two founders, who have rebranded their platform to become SWEN Blue Ocean to “invest in innovations that promote ocean regeneration in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal #14. Its aim is to deliver both systemic impact and competitive returns on investment”, according to statement.

SWEN invests client capital in private equity, private infrastructure and private debt opportunities through a combination of primary fund commitments, secondaries and direct investments. It describes itself as a “benchmark player in sustainable investments in private equity”.