ABOUT US

At Merit Capital we understand that finances are personal and we know that the relationship that one builds with their trusted Private Banker forms the foundation of our business.

BACKGROUND

Merit Capital was founded in 2000 by professionals who have earned their spurs in the financial world. Their experience has led to the conviction to work from a philosophy of transparency and mutual interest. From focus and result orientation.

Merit Capital realized an exceptional growth over the last decade. Between 2007 and 2010 the assets under management grew with an average of 70% per year through acquisitions and organic growth. This led to a geographical expansion through branches.

Today Merit Capital has branches in every Flemish region; Antwerp,  Deurle, Hasselt, Kortrijk and Leuven. Starting in 2000 with a couple of people, we have grown to almost 44 dedicated employees.

In 2018 Duet Group became controlling shareholder of Merit Capital. The decision to acquire Merit Capital followed the reorganization of Duet Group into 3 business units. Duet has a controlling stake in several alternative asset management firms with a focus on private equity, hedge/long-only fund and wealth management.

The acquisition of Merit Capital is a natural expansion into European-based wealth management for the Group.

Recognised by the National Bank of Belgium, Prudential Supervision of Banks.

About Duet Group

Founded in 2002, Duet Group is an international investment firm with offices in London (HQ), New York, New Delhi and Accra. Duet Group is a controlling shareholder of multiple asset managers in the alternative space, private equity, real estate and wealth management. Since its inception, the Duet Group has developed an established portfolio of product in areas of growing importance within the investment community, notably within the Emerging and Frontier Markets.

Core Values

Through its active management in shares, bonds and funds, Merit Capital pursues an ‘absolute return’ strategy. The emphasis is on limiting any downward risk.

Our team of specialists use the latest, most advanced software for the selection of shares. When selecting the funds, we always try to find the ultimate choice of fund managers who can make the difference for you. All our selections are made on the basis of complete independence.

Our client's interests always come first

Our experience shows that if we serve our clients well, our own success will naturally follow.

Transparency, integrity and honesty

We expect our people to maintain high ethical standards in everything they do, both in their work for the firm and in their personal lives.

Our assets are our people, capital & reputation

We are dedicated to complying fully with the letter and spirit of the laws, rules and ethical principles that govern us. Our continued success depends upon adherence to this standard.