Citywire Selector - For Professional Investors

Register to get unlimited access to Citywire’s fund manager database. Registration is free and only takes a minute.

Vontobel combines sustainable and thematic boutiques

Vontobel combines sustainable and thematic boutiques

Vontobel Asset Management has set up a new sustainable and thematic boutique by consolidating its existing operations, the firm has announced.

The new unit will consist of the former thematic and sustainable boutiques, with a total of CHF 10 billion (€8.69 billion) in assets under management.

The firm is attempting to grow the asset base in these two specialist areas over the coming years.

The investment head of the newly formed boutique is Citywire A-rated Hans Speich, who said that the investment processes will remain unchanged.

He joined Vontobel Asset Management in 2006 and has been responsible for portfolio management for institutional clients and investment funds.

Commenting on the merger of the two investment boutiques, Speich said: ‘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.’

Speich currently manages two funds that are listed on Citywire database: Raiffeisen Fonds – SwissAC and Vontobel Swiss Dividends.

The business head of the sustainable and thematic boutiques is Andreas Knörzer, who was formerly head of the sustainable investing boutique at Vontobel.

ESG approach across boutiques

Vontobel's ESG investment committee defines the sustainability-investing strategy across all of the firm's boutiques: quality growth, fixed income, TwentyFour AM, Vescore, multi-asset and the newly combined sustainable and thematic boutique.

Before the merger, the sustainable investing boutique analysed company-specific sustainability and the impact of every sector applying this approach for its multi-asset, equity, fixed income and real estate funds.

In order to achieve that, the team used in-house sustainability research and external raw data provided by Asset4 and qualitative data from Sustainalytics.

Meanwhile, the thematic boutique had three teams: mtx (a collaboration between ESG experts and analysts), global trends and Swiss equities.

Leave a comment!

Please sign in or register to comment. It is free to register and only takes a minute or two.
Events
  • Citywire Alternative Ucits Retreat 2017

    Citywire Alternative Ucits Retreat 2017

  • Citywire Milan 2017

    Citywire Milan 2017

  • Citywire Paris 2017

    Citywire Paris 2017

  • Citywire Deutschland 2017

    Citywire Deutschland 2017

  • Citywire DACH 2016

    Citywire DACH 2016

  • Citywire Italy 2016

    Citywire Italy 2016

  • Citywire Milan 2016

    Citywire Milan 2016

  • Citywire Alt Ucits 2016

    Citywire Alt Ucits 2016

  • Citywire Berlin 2016

    Citywire Berlin 2016

  • Citywire Switzerland 2016

    Citywire Switzerland 2016

  • Citywire Amsterdam 2016

    Citywire Amsterdam 2016

  • Citywire Montreux 2016

    Citywire Montreux 2016

  • Citywire Deutschland 2016

    Citywire Deutschland 2016

  • Citywire Latin America 2016

    Citywire Latin America 2016

  • Citywire Milan 2016

    Citywire Milan 2016

  • Citywire Munich 2016

    Citywire Munich 2016

  • Citywire Paris Alt Ucits 2016

    Citywire Paris Alt Ucits 2016

  • Citywire Zurich Alt Ucits 2016

    Citywire Zurich Alt Ucits 2016