The businesses and funds created by Waypoint now draw from it support, advice and execution capabilities. Waypoint also now manages investments directly, both majority holdings in established companies and also venture capital backing for smaller, early participations in innovative companies at an early stage of their growth.
With offices in Geneva, London, Jersey, Boston and Luxembourg, Waypoint has two principal areas of focus:
- Healthcare, building on the Bertarelli family's long involvement in biotechnology and life sciences.
- Asset Management, where Waypoint uses its expertise to develop interests in areas such as hedge funds, private equity, venture capital, real estate and fund of fund investments.
Waypoint’s professionals provide expert advice, support and execution capabilities to the companies and investments associated with it. These span legal support, financial accounting, internal audit, management reporting, tax support, operational due diligence, communications, human resources and technical infrastructure.
Waypoint's approach is always long-term. Its management team is constantly aware of risks, but also opportunities, seeking to exploit the latter while managing the former. It is this approach that explains why Waypoint's portfolio is diversified and also why those entities in which it invests tend to be entrepreneurial in nature.