February 02, 2012
Vontobel Fund – Global Value Equity has received the prestigious Morningstar Fund Award in Switzerland in the category "Global Large-Cap Equity", thus underscoring the fund’s excellent performance in recent years.
While most stock markets suffered losses, Vontobel Fund – Global Value Equity gained 4.3% in CHF terms in 2011. The fund’s annual performance over three years stands at 7.9%, again clearly outperforming its benchmark.
“Putting together an equity portfolio is like diving for pearls,” says portfolio manager Rajiv Jain. “We invest only in quality companies that stand out in terms of the transparency of their business model, their profitability, solid balance sheets, free cashflow and competitive advantages. We are not bargain hunters, and we are instead prepared to pay a reasonable price,” said Jain, who has been working for Vontobel in New York for 17 years.
Morningstar Fund Awards
Every year the renowned firm Morningstar, which specializes in fund comparisons, presents the Morningstar Fund Awards in conjunction with leading media companies and publications. Awards are given to the fund houses and funds that achieve the best performance over a few years, also taking the risk exposure into account.
| Portfolio manager
|| Rajiv Jain/Matthew Benkendorf
| Portfolio manager location
|| New York
| Fund domicile
| Fund currency
| Fund volume in CHF millions as of 30.12.2011
| Share classes
|| A (distribution)
| Management fee in % p.a.
|| MSCI ALL COUNTRY WORLD TR NET
| Issuing commission
|| up to 5% possible
| Share classes (ISIN and Valor numbers):
|| A: LU0218910023/2140205
Important legal information
This document is for information purposes only and does not constitute an offer, to subscribe for shares of the Fund. Subscriptions of the Vontobel Fund SICAV, an investment fund under Luxembourg law, should in any event be made solely on the basis of the current offering prospectus or the corresponding simplified prospectus/KIID with the associated articles of incorporation and the most recent annual or semi-annual report (including the "Modulo di Sottoscrizione" for Italy) and after seeking the advice of an independent finance, legal, accounting and tax specialist. Interested parties may obtain the abovementioned documents and the list of benchmarks free of charge from the representative in Switzerland: Vontobel Fonds Services AG, Gotthardstrasse 43, 8022 Zurich, the paying agent in Switzerland: Bank Vontobel AG, Gotthardstrasse 43, 8022 Zurich, the paying agent in Austria Bank Vontobel Österreich AG, Rathausplatz 4, 5020 Salzburg, the paying agent in Germany: B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. KGaA, Grosse Gallusstrasse 18, 60311 Frankfurt/Main, from the authorized distribution agencies and from the offices of the fund at 69, route d’Esch, L-1470 Luxembourg. They may also download these documents from our website at www.vontobel.ch. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of current or future performance. Performance data take no account of the commissions and costs charged when units are issued and redeemed. The return of the Fund may go down as well as up due to changes in rates of exchange between currencies. The attention of potential investors is drawn to the fact that investments in the Vontobel Fund – Global Value Equity are subject to a higher degree of risk. The stock markets and the economies of emerging markets are generally volatile. Fund investments in certain emerging markets may also be adversely affected by political developments and/or changes in local laws, taxes and exchange controls. Investors are therefore expressly alerted to the risks outlined in the sales prospectus.