Our People

Before Torsten de Santos founded Principalis in 2017, he was the CEO for Rianta Capital, a family office and investment advisory firm based in Zurich and London. The firm specialised in Asset Allocation, Private Equity and Real Estate investments.

Prior to joining Rianta Capital in 2013, Torsten was the CEO of LGT Capital Management, the traditional asset manager of LGT Group. He oversaw CHF 23 billion in AUM and was also responsible for the overall investment strategy for the LGT Group.

Torsten joined LGT in 2007 from Barclays Capital in London, where he was the Director of the Commodity Investor Solutions businesses in Europe and Asia. Before joining Barclays Capital in 2004, he was an Executive Director with Goldman Sachs in London.