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Bertrand Mueller on the marriage of pension funds and VCs

16 May 2024 • by Raphaël Grieco, Karl Schmedders in Capital Conversations

The founding partner of DAA capital gives a deep dive on how pension funds shape their engagement with venture capital...

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With trillions in assets worldwide, pension funds play a dual role, acting as both asset and liability managers, influencing their exposure to venture capital.

In this episode of Capital Conversations, Bertrand Mueller, a founding partner at DAA Capital, uncovers the strategies and dynamics behind this often-overlooked relationship.

We learn how pension funds shape their engagement with venture capital by providing stable, long-term capital, adjusting risk profiles, and seeking diversification within the venture capital landscape.

DAA Capital is a Geneva-based VC. It invests in European companies during the early stages of their growth, particularly those that have developed scalable and proven technologies.

Mueller has extensive experience in engineering, technology fund management, and asset management for pension funds.


Through our research, thought leadership, and annual program, IMD’s Venture Asset Management Initiative aims to demystify venture asset management in Switzerland and across Europe.

For more information about our Venture Asset Management Initiative, click here

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