Descartes Finance is an owner-run, digital Swiss asset manager. This is what you can expect from us.
We follow an investment method based on clear rules. This approach sets the framework for the investment strategies that we develop together with our partners on a scientific basis. The investment style you can choose is either passive or active. The passive style is based on broad market indices. When investing actively, the aim is to beat the market average. There are good arguments for both investment styles.
For you we suggest Strategic ETF CHF.
This strategy involves investing your assets close to the index and putting together a portfolio of cost-efficient passive investments, for example exchange-traded funds (ETFs).
The Strategic ETF Portfolio is designed for volatile, uncertain market situations. In an endeavour to keep the overall risk of the portfolio significantly lower than the sum of its parts, this strategy strives for balanced risk exposure to different asset classes. The model uses new tools such as ETFs to put together this portfolio. Risk exposure is measured in real time using the industry-leading risk management system from BlackRock. The portfolio is designed to intelligently exploit active risks by way of tactical trading or active funds. The goal is to further boost potential returns and improve portfolio diversification.
For you we suggest OLZ Minimum Risk ESG.
A minimum risk portfolio is designed to maximise the expected return for a specific risk. The portfolio is efficient and and complies with the principle of sustainability.
Efficiency is achieved by putting together the portfolio on the basis of the risk parameters (volatilities and correlations) forecast for the individual assets, and selecting the assets that in their entirety promise the best performance within a given risk budget. The portfolio is systematically monitored and adjusted if required. This approach draws on the latest findings of financial market research.
For you we suggest Multi Asset Core CHF.
In this investment strategy the asset manager, DWS, acts on clear convictions with the aim of rewarding greater risk appetite with greater returns – provided investors can live with tolerable drawdowns depending on the situation. The strategy is designed to capitalise on both long-term expected returns and tactical returns. It’s implemented primarily in the form of cost-efficient, liquid ETFs and active funds.
For you we suggest Swiss Rock Spread & Style Portfolio.
This strategy involves implementing evidence-based research findings on the global financial markets by putting together portfolios of different actively managed equity and bond modules. On the equity side, research shows that the factors driving value vary over time and from region to region. The goal is to achieve robust overperformance by dynamically weighting these factors when picking stocks. The bond strategy uses tried-and-tested quantitative methods to select attractive investments from the global universe of non-government bonds, removing from the portfolio risks for which investors are not adequately compensated.
For you we suggest Lakefield Dynamic Swiss Core.
This strategy aims for equity-like returns in a positive market and asset preservation in a difficult market environment. It invests in a broadly diversified portfolio of Swiss equities, bonds and liquid assets. Asset allocation is worked out in a systematic investment process with a track record going back many years.
For you we suggest Invesco Multi Asset ESG.
In this strategy Invesco invests in the most cost-effective European UCITS ETS, which are globally oriented and comply with the principle of sustainability (ESG).
The approach combines the ETFs to create globally diversified and sustainable portfolios with a strong exposure to US dollars. The expertise of the Invesco Multi Asset Management team is applied. Both at the asset class level and the portfolio level, Invesco takes risks only when they appear to be attractively rewarded.
The UBS Group is a global firm providing financial services to private, corporate and institutional clients. The UBS Group is present in all major financial centers and has offices in over 50 countries. The UBS Group employs approximately 60,000 people around the world. The UBS Group's historical roots stretch back more than a century.www.ubs.com
OLZ is an independent Swiss asset manager (founded in 2001, FINMA regulated) that is specialised on the systematic improvement of the diversification and efficiency of portfolios. OLZ manages assets for institutional investors and private clients.www.olz.ch
Invesco is one of the world’s largest and leading independent investment managers with approx. USD 1,200 billion assets under management and on-the-ground presence in 25 countries, serving clients in more than 120 countries. Invesco has the global capability to offer investors access to attractive investment opportunities worldwide. In addition to a broad range of active funds, more than 100 Invesco ETFs include a wide choice of cost-effective products for key benchmark indices, factor-based strategies and innovative exposures.www.invesco.ch
Lakefield Partners is a FINMA-regulated Swiss asset manager serving a clientele of high-net-worth individuals and institutional investors in Switzerland and abroad. The company specialises in gearing portfolios to current and anticipated market conditions, managing both mixed and pure equity or bond portfolios.www.lakefieldpartners.com
Vontobel is a globally-oriented Swiss private bank based in Zurich. It was founded in 1924 and employs approximately 2,000 employees worldwide. Vontobel specialises in wealth management for private clients and institutional investors and investment banking.www.vontobel.com
With more than € 700bn in AUM and almost 4,000 employees worldwide, DWS is a truly global asset manager. Its size and reach are fundamental to its capabilities and strength accross the Active, Passive and Alternatives investment spaces.www.dws.com
iShares is a global leader in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), with more than a decade of expertise and commitment to individual and institutional investors. With over 800 funds globally across multiple asset classes and strategies, iShares helps clients meet specific investment goals and implement market views. iShares funds are powered by the expert portfolio and risk management of BlackRock.www.ishares.com/ch
Swiss Rock Asset Management AG is an independent Swiss asset manager (founded in 2007, FINMA regulated). Their strategies systematically implement evidence-based research findings on the global financial markets. Swiss Rock is active in institutional asset management and fund management.www.swiss-rock.ch/en