Michael Bretscher studied data analysis and process design at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences graduating in 2003. He has been a portfolio manager at Swisscanto Asset Management for four years, and is the lead manager on a number of North American and European equity funds.
The fund invests predominantly in equities of North American companies. As a result of the greater deviations from the benchmark than in the case of equity funds closely tracking the index, the earnings potential for this fund is correspondingly higher. The wide spread of equities over various sectors and countries reduces the risk in comparison with a single investment.