Who we are?
Kenno is a regulated asset management and advisory firm focused on finding value in public markets. Our mission is to grow our clients’ capital through active long-term ownership.
We leverage a unique combination of investment expertise and local knowhow to identify high-potential businesses that will generate superior returns over the long term.
As responsible investors, we also drive initiatives that we believe will create value for shareholders and society at large.
Our company has been investing in the region for over 7 years, enabling a broad understanding of the trends shaping industries locally.
We have a contemporary approach to investing and proactively push for initiatives that drive economic growth, thus providing positive impact.
Our heritage as a family-owned business means our service to our investors is based on trust and excellence whilst prioritising the importance of creating long-term value for them.
We are proud to be the only open-ended fund in emerging and frontier markets with this unique DNA and tradition.
How do we do this?
Our company is backed by a prominent, family-owned, Finnish investment company along with an institutional-grade fund structure in Luxembourg.
As a frontier market manager, we focus on Vietnam with the goal of taking part in this Asian powerhouse’s economic growth.
We are able to maintain an in-depth understanding of the companies we own by applying one investment strategy to a single region, as well as limiting the number of investments each year.
This strategy has proved extremely successful as our fund’s track record demonstrates world-class returns.
We partner with leading accredited and institutional investors in Europe and Asia, and welcome like-minded people to invest in our fund.
We strive to foster close relationships with our clients. We are proud that many investors have been with us since our inception.
We put our clients’ interests first and aim to provide timely, transparent, and accurate information on all aspects of our business.
In 2014, Wipunen Varainhallinta, a Finnish, family-owned investment holding company with strong links to KONE & Cargotec, decided to establish an investment management firm in Singapore under the advisory of WIP Asset Management — an outpost that would enable the company to further increase its presence and exposure in the region and take part in Southeast Asia’s booming economic growth.
Wipunen Asia, a family-run investment office, is set up and mandated to develop an investment strategy based on Wipunen Varainhallinta’s philosophy of responsible ownership.
Wipunen Varainhallinta upscales the business by restructuring Wipunen Asia from a successful family-run investment office to an independent asset management company.
Wipunen Asia completes its registration under the Monetary Authority of Singapore and launches its Asia Top Picks Fund using its newly established Access S.A., SICAV-SIF platform in Luxembourg.
Wipunen Asia establishes an office in Vietnam to strengthen its presence in the frontier market
The firm also enters into a new chapter, altering its corporate structure by transforming from a wholly owned subsidiary of Wipunen Varainhallinta, to an independent asset manager with significant management ownership.
To celebrate the 3-year milestone of Asia Top Picks Fund, the company is rebranded as ‘Kenno’.
The new brand reflects the company’s mission to strengthen its values and communicate them to its clients, combining its Finnish heritage with its commitment to responsible investment.
Kenno continues as an independent, regulated asset manager dedicated to its investment philosophy of active ownership.
With the heritage and pedigree of a successful family business and the strength of a diversified, long-term capital base, Kenno is well-positioned to create value for its clients and society at large.
People are our most important asset, and we are proud of our agile and results-driven culture and our first-class colleagues.
We know that diverse teams ask better questions and find better answers, which helps us build a stronger business over the long term, whilst adapting to shifting trends and ever-changing market conditions.
Chief Executive Officer
Head of Investments, Vietnam
Head of Investor Relations
Head of Operations
Interested in joining our team?
We are looking to attract and develop the best talent in the industry.
We strive to create an environment where our people can grow and develop because we know that their success is key to our clients’ returns.
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