UB Fund Management Company Ltd's collaboration with Préférence Conseil SAS

United Bankers Plc, headquartered in Helsinki, along with its subsidiary UB Fund Management Company Ltd, has recently entered into a partnership agreement with Paris-based Préférence Conseil SAS regarding the distribution of United Bankers forest-related funds. This collaboration is a key component of UB's strategic initiative to extend its reach to a wider investor base in the European markets.


Préférence Conseil SAS operates as a Third-Party Marketing firm, providing a focused selection of asset management strategies sourced from global players specifically for the French institutional market.


Founded in 1986, United Bankers is recognized as a leading alternative asset manager. Currently, through the alternative investment funds it manages, United Bankers stands as the third-largest private forest investor in Finland with a strong commitment to sustainable forestry and positive climate impact. Furthermore, United Bankers has introduced a private equity strategy focusing on growth investments in the forest industry value chain.


Apart from offering clear benefits at the portfolio-level, forest-related investments align with sustainability objectives and offer exposure to trends, such as the transition towards renewable raw materials. In a carbon-neutral world, wood is the preferred material, and investors are starting to show interest in it. We are delighted to offer our Nordic forest value chain expertise to institutional investors in France through Préférence Conseil”, says Dick Ehrnrooth, Head of International Distribution at UB Fund Management Company Ltd.


"I feel perfectly aligned with this investment theme. The combination of the forest fund and the private equity fund is coherent. It provides access to an undoubtedly sustainable, resilient, and high-performing asset class. I am delighted to support United Bankers in its development" says Valérie Meurice, Founder at Préférence Conseil.


United Bankers employs nearly 200 professionals and its managed assets amount to approximately EUR 4.6 billion (6/2023). The parent company, United Bankers Plc, is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange and UB Fund Management Company Ltd is subject to oversight by the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority. For further information, please visit www.unitedbankers.com.


Préférence Conseil is a consulting firm specialized in asset management. Established in 2013, it connects specialized asset managers with professional investors. www.preferenceconseil.com