The 3V Invest Swiss Small & Mid Cap Fund invests in Swiss small and mid-caps and uses the SPI Small & Middle Companies Index as its benchmark. The fund rules specify that a maximum of 20% of fund assets may be invested in large caps included in the Swiss Market Index (SMI). This helps manage fund liquidity in particular. When picking stocks, we focus on companies that are market, technology, and cost leaders in their respective markets. The fund assets are invested in 30 to 35 companies (high-conviction portfolio). These offer a mix of value and growth stocks.
Our aim is to consistently outperform our benchmark. In principle, we have a relatively long-term horizon, although we also exploit short-term investment opportunities to optimize performance.
We adopt an active investment style. Investment decisions are based on fundamental analyses of the companies concerned. Macroeconomic and political factors are also factored into the decision-making process.
The fund is particularly suited to long-term investors who want to add Swiss small and mid-caps to their portfolio mix.
Strong performance and increase in assets under management permit modified fee structure – attractive new offering for institutional investors.
Zurich, December 5, 2017. 3V Asset Management AG (“3VAM”), a Swiss equities specialist that manages the 3V Invest Swiss Small & Mid Cap Fund, today announced an extension to its product offering and changes to its management fee structure.
Two years after taking over, the new portfolio management team comprising CEO Martin Lehmann and experienced fund manager Plinio Zanetti have more than doubled assets under management at the company to CHF 62 million. The fund’s extremely good performance was one of the major drivers for this rapid growth. At 48.3% over the two-year time frame, the fund’s performance outstripped that of its ts benchmark – the SPI Small & Middle Companies Index – by 9.4%. This means that the two portfolio managers ranked among the top fund managers for Swiss small and mid-caps for the second year running.
The above-average growth in performance and assets compared with its peers makes the 3V Invest Swiss Small & Mid Cap Fund an increasingly attractive alternative for larger institutional investors as well. Now 3VAM is offering a new additional institutional tranche, Tranche B (ISIN LU1702504785), in order to better serve the institutional investors segment going forward and further accelerate growth in assets under management. This tranche has a management fee of 1.0% and requires investors to commit a minimum of CHF 5 million.
Existing investors who do not meet this threshold will also benefit from the fund’s positive development going forward: 3VAM has also cut the management fee for its standard tranche by 30 basis points to 1.5% retroactively with effect from December 1, 2017. As in the past, 3VAM does not charge a performance fee for either tranche.
”We are extremely pleased about our fund’s performance in the past two years,” said Martin Lehmann, fund manager and CEO of 3VAM. “Our new, attractive offering for institutional investors will help us extend our footprint in this key segment and further accelerate the encouraging growth in fund assets under management that we have seen to date.”
About 3V Asset Management AG
Domiciled in Zurich, 3V Asset Management AG is an independent asset manager that is supervised by FINMA. The company specializes in Swiss stocks and shares with a particular focus on small and mid-caps, and manages the 3V Invest Swiss Small & Mid Cap Fund (Tranche A: ISIN LU0092739993/ Tranche B: ISIN LU1702504785).
About the 3V Invest Swiss Small & Mid Cap Fund
(Tranche A: ISIN LU0092739993/ Tranche B: ISIN LU1702504785)
The 3V Invest Swiss Small & Mid Cap Fund's investment universe comprises roughly 190 companies that are included in the SIX Swiss Exchange’s SPI Small & Middle Companies Index. Additionally, up to 20% of fund assets can be invested in companies included in the Swiss Market Index (SMI). Stocks are picked using a bottom-up approach. Selection is based on primary research by the fund management team, which makes over 150 visits to companies every year.
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