Press Release of March 30, 2012

  • Vontobel’s global equity fund receives Morningstar performance award in Austria

    The Vontobel Fund – Global Value Equity has won accolades in Austria.  Morningstar, the fund research company, named it the best product in the "Global Large-Cap Equity" category. The awards testify to the fund's excellent performance in recent years.

    While most stock markets suffered losses, Vontobel Fund – Global Value Equity gained 7.4% in EUR terms in 2011. The fund’s annual performance over three years stands at 15.3%.

    “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 cash flow 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 specialises 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.

    Contact

    Media Relations:     Reto Giudicetti    +41 (0)58 283 61 63

     

     Portfolio manager:  Rajiv Jain/Matthew Benkendorf
     Portfolio manager location:           New York
     Fund domicile:  Luxembourg
     Fund currency:  USD
     Fund volume in EUR millions as of 30.12.2011:  198      
     Share classes:  B (reinvested)
     Management fee in % p.a.:  1.65%
     Benchmark:                     MSCI ALL COUNTRY WORLD TR NET
     Share classes (ISIN number):         B: LU0218910536


    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, an investment fund under Luxembourg law (SICAV), should in any event be made solely on the basis of the current offering prospectus, the Key Investor Information Document (KIID), the articles of incorporation and the most recent annual or semi-annual report (for Italy also the "Modulo di Sottoscrizione") and after seeking the advice of an independent finance, legal, accounting and tax specialist. For more details regarding the potential risks of this Fund, please refer to the current full prospectus. 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 funds.vontobel.com. 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.


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