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Alternative Investments

Our purpose is to provide investors with a range of superior relative value strategies, where we have a clear advantage sourcing, analysing and monitoring the risk we undertake of our clients

Santander Asset Management provides investors with a range of alternative investment opportunities in Venture Capital, Infrastructure, Direct Lending, Trade Finance, Hospitality and Fund of Funds, leveraging on the strengths and extensive origination capabilities of Santander Group.

Alternatives can help to lower volatility, enhance returns and broaden diversification of a portfolio.

At Santander Asset Management we believe that those investors pivoting their portfolios into private markets be able to benefit of the illiquidity premium and the expanded opportunity set. Flows, deal-making and returns remain robust. Private equity and private debt portfolio managers have the flexibility and can help exploit multiple opportunities in the environment of markets and economies in transition that we envision for the coming years. The scarcity of yield in listed securities is forcing investors to look beyond traditional asset classes and listed markets.

Why Santander Asset Management alternatives

  • santander-group

    Santander Group is a global leader in debt origination capabilities across the globe.

  • global-presence

    Special focus on Europe and Latin America. Unrivalled capabilities to customize portfolios by sector, geographies and access to a wide range of high-quality assets.

  • expertise-alternative-investments

    A team built up by high specialized professionals in their asset class.

  • agreements

    Teaming up with the top players in their fields allowing SAM to benefit of the knowledge, expertise and capabilities of these partners.


Venture Capital

Supporting the Net Zero transition through our Climate Tech fund. Equity investments in European start-up companies focused on climate tech / energy transition.



Recognized global Infrastructure Bank and world’s top renewable energy financier.1 Infra & Energy investment strategies from Global to Local offering access to diverse assets from equity to senior secured debt in an asset class which is in the DNA of the Santander Group. 
(1)  Source: Inframation Renewable Financing Ranking – H12022 figures by loan value.


Private Debt

Our extensive commercial network gives us access to a vast range of corporates and SMEs in LATAM and Europe where SAM can provide its investors with superior returns by having clear edge sourcing, analysing and monitoring diversified portfolios. Furthermore, we offer access to global Private Debt managers through our dedicated Fund of Funds.


Trade Finance

Santander CIB is a well-known player in the Trade Finance world with more than 100 years of experience. Asset class experts offer the opportunity to remunerate highly liquid investments with minimum risk. Our funds focus in:  delivering an excellent alternative to manage short-term liquidity and providing solid returns funding the global economy working capital flows.



Assets in a sector key to the economy, where Iberia is a clear world-leader, leveraging in Banco Santander’s expertise and European footprint.