Vontobel Asset Management unites its sustainable capabilities within a new CHF 10 billion boutique

News, Asset Management, Corporate 10/12/2017
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Vontobel was recently chosen as the most sustainable financial services provider in Switzerland. With a track record spanning over two decades in sustainable investing, Vontobel is a leader in this important and growing segment. In order to further enhance its offering to investors, Vontobel Asset Management joins the forces of its Thematic and Sustainable Investing Boutiques, creating one Sustainable and Thematic Boutique with CHF 10 billion in assets under management. The goal is to fulfill client requests and to significantly grow the asset base over the coming years.

Hans Speich

“With excellent performance and our state-of-the-art infrastructure, this new setup allows for even better results through improved idea sharing amongst our sustainable investment specialists. Importantly for our clients, the investment processes will remain unchanged.” says Hans Speich, Head of Investments, Sustainable and Thematic Boutique.

Andreas Knörzer

“Investors have increasingly specialized requirements when it comes to sustainability. It is our belief that there is no single right approach to ESG, hence we offer different concepts from exclusion of companies that breach sustainable values, to the full integration of ESG factors. This is a unique proposition in this demanding growth sector,” says Andreas Knörzer, Head of Business, Sustainable and Thematic Boutique.

Vontobel Asset Management
Vontobel Asset Management is an active asset manager with global reach and a multi-boutique approach. Each of our boutiques draws on specialized investment talent, a strong performance culture and robust risk management. We deliver leading-edge solutions for both institutional and private clients. Our commitment to active management empowers us to invest on the basis of our convictions. We deliver value through our diverse and highly specialized teams. Employing around 400 professionals worldwide – including 160 investment specialists – we operate across 13 locations including Switzerland, Europe and the US and create strategies and solutions covering equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternative investments. The goal of achieving excellent and repeatable performance has been fundamental to our approach since 1988. A strong and stable shareholder structure guarantees our entrepreneurial independence and protects the long-term mindset that guides our decision-making.