The name Verrazzano comes from the bridge in New York that connects Staten Island to Brooklyn and that itself was named after the Italian explorer, Giovanni da Verrazzano, who “discovered” New York Harbour in the early 1500s. The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge has been the starting point of the New York City Marathon since 1976.
For Guillaume Rambourg our Chief Investment Officer and founder, who grew up in New York and who has been a keen marathon runner from an early age, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge marks an important spot for him; the starting point of his favourite marathon, in the city where he grew up. While Guillaume has run several marathons worldwide, the New York City Marathon remains by far his favourite.
We see many similarities between marathon running and creating a long term performance track record – not least of all, both take a lot of hard work and dedication. For Guillaume and for the whole team here at Verrazzano, our name signifies many things: passion for what we do, a long term commitment to excellence, discipline, hard work, tenacity, dedication, perseverance and conviction. The bridge itself symbolises a strong, solid structure, similar to the infrastructure we have built here at Verrazzano.