Swisscanto Fondsleitung AG

Fund Company

Swisscanto Fondsleitung AG - http://www.swisscanto.ch
 

Swisscanto is a leading Swiss asset manager and fund provider which regularly wins national and international awards.  Furthermore, Swisscanto is well known for its pioneering role in sustainable investments as well as for the "Swiss Pension Funds" study published annually.


The Swiss Cantonal Banks' investment specialist


The 24 Swiss Cantonal Banks are the shareholders in Swisscanto. For over fifty years, the specialised joint venture has developed successful investment and pension provision solutions for private and institutional investors.


Reliability and quality in their clients' interest


Reliability and trustworthiness are Swisscanto's proven strong points. On this basis they keep the quality promises given and safeguard their clients' interests.  Swisscanto is presented with awards for its funds by the most important rating agencies year after year. They put their investors' interests in first place, also with the active exercise of their voting rights at the general meetings of companies in which their funds are invested.


Swisscanto and sustainability


Swisscanto recognised at an early stage that sustainability is more than just a trend. In 1998 already, the first sustainable equity fund was launched that successfully combined yield and sustainability. Today Swisscanto is counted among the acknowledged market leaders in the field of sustainable investment funds in the German-speaking area.  Sustainability is also the basis for Swisscanto's own entrepreneurial action. As a leading Swiss asset manager, they strive for enduring business success which reconciles their economic objectives with ecological and social responsibility.

Company

Fund Name

ISIN

Currency

Inception Date

Rating

Risk

Profile

Swisscanto (LU) Bd Inv Mgt Co. S.A.

Swisscanto (LU) Bd Inv Inter B

LU0161532063

CHF

13/10/1997

1

High

The assets of Swissca Bond Invest International are predominantly invested in bonds of first-class issuers in line with the principle of risk diversification. The investments are denominated in foreign currencies and must be listed on a stock exchange. Among other instruments, the fund invests in convertible and equity-warrant issues, in fixed and variable-interest securities or zero coupon bonds issued by borrowers domiciled abroad. Swissca Bond Invest focuses on achieving a high return which is secure in the long term. Investors can also expect to receive an appropriate distribution of interest income once a year.

Swisscanto Asset Management AG

Swisscanto (LU) Eq Smc Jap B Cap

LU0123487463

JPY

30/03/2001

4

Medium

The assets of the SMALL & MID CAPS JAPAN subfund are invested in an investment universe comprising companies classified as small and medium-sized enterprises which have their registered office or principal business activities in the geographical area referred to in the subfund name.  The stock market capitalisation of the companies considered for investment may account for no more than 2% of the capitalisation of the corresponding overall market.

Swisscanto Asset Management AG

Swisscanto (LU) Water Invest B Cap

LU0302976872

EUR

18/09/2007

3

High

The assets of the WATER INVEST subfund are invested in an investment universe comprising companies worldwide which offer technologies, products or services related to the water value chain. The subfund targets companies in the water supply, water technologies, water treatment, water services, water purification and water recycling industries, in particular.

Swisscanto Fondsleitung AG

Swisscanto (CH) Eq Fd Switzer A Dis

CH0002779640

CHF

24/09/1986

3

Medium

The main investment objective of the investment fund is to generate long-term capital appreciation, together with an appropriate return. This investment fund invests primarily in equity securities and participation rights (shares, non-voting stock, cooperative society shares, participation certificates and similar instruments) from companies which are domiciled in or have the greater part of their business operations in Switzerland as well as other investments permitted under the fund contract. Including derivatives, the fund management company may invest no more than 20% of fund assets in securities and money market instruments from the same issuer.

Swisscanto Fondsleitung AG

Swisscanto (CH) Eq Fd Europe A Dis

CH0002779657

EUR

24/09/1986

3

High

The main investment objective of the funds is to generate long-term capital appreciation, together with an appropriate return. Swissca Europe invests in equities of companies domiciled in the European economic region. This fund´s investments include stocks, stock-like securities, convertible and warrant bonds issued by companies that can be expected to participate substantially in the economic development of this region.

Swisscanto Fondsleitung AG

Swisscanto (CH) Bd Fd Intern A Dis

CH0002779673

CHF

26/09/1986

4

High

The main investment objective of the fund is to provide current income together with the long-term preservation of capital. This investment fund invests primary in bonds denominated in freely convertible currencies, notes and other fixed or variable-interest debt securities and debt claims issued by Swiss and foreign private and public-sector borrowers as well as other investments permitted under the fund contract. Derivative financial instruments may be used for the efficient management of the investment fund's assets. Derivatives may be used for investment purposes and to hedge the fund's assets against price risks.

Swisscanto Fondsleitung AG

Swisscanto Equity Green Invest Dis

CH0009074300

CHF

10/11/1998

1

High

The main investment objective of the investment fund is to generate long-term capital appreciation, together with an appropriate return. This investment fund invests primarily in equity securities and participation rights (shares, non-voting stock, cooperative society shares, participation certificates and similar instruments) from companies which are among the environmentally and socially responsible leaders of their industry as well as other investments permitted under the fund contract.

Swisscanto Fondsleitung AG

Swisscanto (CH) MSCI USA Indx A Dis

CH0025417533

USD

11/07/2006

4

Medium

The objective of the fund is to replicate the performance of the MSCI USA Index and markets as closely as possible, after the rectification of costs and distribution.

Swisscanto Fondsleitung AG

Swisscanto(LU)EqFd GrInv Em Mrk Cap

LU0338548034

USD

25/08/2008

1

Medium

The investment objective of the Swisscanto (LU) equity fund green invest emerging market is to enable the investor to participate in the positive performance of global equity markets in the emerging markets segment for long-term investments. The emerging markets are so-called newly industrialising countries, i.e. countries whose economic development has brought them to the threshold of industrialisation, in Europe, Asia, Central and South America and Africa.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto PF Fd  Balanced A Dis

LU0112803316

CHF

31/03/1995

4

Medium

The investments in the Balanced subfund are split fairly evenly between fixed-interest paper and equities. The equity allocation is limited to a maximum of 50% on grounds of risk considerations. Despite its broadly diversified range of investments, the portfolio´s sizeable equity component means that it carries substantially greater risk than the Yield subfund. However, its earnings prospects can also be assumed to be higher. As investors in the Balanced subfund wish to receive a regular flow of income, the subfund holds out the prospect of an appropriate annual distribution of interest income and dividends.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto PF Fd  Balanced A Dis

LU0112804983

EUR

15/09/1999

5

Medium

Investments in the (Euro) Balanced subfund are split fairly evenly between fixed-interest paper and equities. The equity allocation is limited to a maximum of 50% on grounds of risk considerations. Despite its broadly diversified range of investments, the portfolio´s substantial equity component means that it carries a relatively high risk. However, it also means that its earnings prospects can be rated as fairly high. As investors in the (Euro) Balanced subfund wish to receive a regular flow of income, the subfund holds out the prospect of an appropriate annual distribution of interest income and dividends.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto (LU) Ptf Fd Growth B Cap

LU0112806418

CHF

31/03/1995

4

Medium

The Growth subfund invests throughout the world in stocks and fixed-interest securities. Stocks always constitute more than 50% of the fund, and are therefore largely responsible for the characteristics of the portfolio. This means that the risk that the price of an investment will change is relatively large. However, this risk is typically associated with the prospect of higher long-term growth. The risk arising from foreign exchange fluctuations is also reduced in the Growth portfolio. As investors in the Growth subfund are mainly interested in short-term price increases, no income distribution is made; interest income and dividends are reinvested.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto (LU) Portfolio Eq B Cap

LU0112806921

CHF

13/02/1995

4

Medium

The Equity subfund invests in a very broadly diversified range of stocks throughout the world. This means that the weighting of individual markets does not reflect their capitalisation and that the Swiss domestic market does not dominate the fund. Only equity investments are permitted; maximum liquidity is 10% of the value of assets. In some cases, foreign currencies are hedged against the Swiss franc. As investors in the Equity subfund are mainly interested in short-term price increases, no income distribution is made; dividends are continually reinvested.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto PF Fd Green Invest Dis

LU0136171393

CHF

30/11/2001

3

Medium

Swissca Portfolio Fund Green Invest Balanced is a mixed fund quoted/denominated in CHF, investing 50% of the fund’s assets in equities. The companies considered are characterized by progressive environmental management and a steady reduction in the environmental and social damage caused by their production and products.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto Bond Invest A AUD Dis

LU0141247303

AUD

12/04/1994

3

High

The assets of Swissca Bond Invest AUD are predominantly invested in bonds of first-class issuers in line with the principle of risk diversification. The investments are denominated in AUD and must be listed on a stock exchange. Among other instruments, the fund invests in convertible and equity-warrant issues, in fixed and variable-interest securities or zero coupon bonds. Swissca Bond Invest focuses on achieving a high income which is secure in the long term. Investors can also expect to receive an appropriate distribution of interest income once a year.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto Bond Invest CAD A Dis

LU0141247725

CAD

12/04/1994

4

High

The assets of Swissca Bond Invest CAD are predominantly invested in bonds of first-class issuers in line with the principle of risk diversification. The investments are denominated in CAD and must be listed on a stock exchange. Among other instruments, the fund invests in convertible and equity-warrant issues, in fixed and variable-interest securities or zero coupon bonds. Swissca Bond Invest focuses on achieving a high income which is secure in the long term. Investors can also expect to receive an appropriate distribution of interest income once a year.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto Bond Invest CHF A Dis

LU0141248293

CHF

28/05/1993

2

Medium

The assets of Swissca Bond Invest CHF are predominantly invested in bonds of first-class issuers in line with the principle of risk diversification. The investments are denominated in CHF and must be listed on a stock exchange. Among other instruments, the fund invests in convertible and equity-warrant issues, in fixed and variable-interest securities or zero coupon bonds. Swissca Bond Invest focuses on achieving a high income which is secure in the long term. Investors can also expect to receive an appropriate distribution of interest income once a year.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto (LU) Bd Invest FCP A Dis

LU0141248459

EUR

02/03/1992

3

High

The assets of Swissca Bond Invest EUR are predominantly invested in bonds of first-class issuers in line with the principle of risk diversification. The investments are denominated in EUR and must be listed on a stock exchange. Among other instruments, the fund invests in convertible and warrant bonds, in fixed and variable-interest securities or zero coupon bonds. Swissca Bond Invest focus on achieving a high income which is secure in the long term. Investors can also expect to receive an appropriate distribution of interest income once a year.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto (LU) Bond Invest B Cap

LU0161530109

CAD

18/03/1994

5

High

The assets of Swissca Bond Invest CAD are predominantly invested in bonds of first-class issuers in line with the principle of risk diversification. The investments are denominated in CAD and must be listed on a stock exchange. Among other instruments, the fund invests in convertible and equity-warrant issues, in fixed and variable-interest securities or zero coupon bonds. Swissca Bond Invest focuses on achieving a high income which is secure in the long term. Investors can also expect to receive an appropriate distribution of interest income once a year.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto Bond Invest EUR CAP

LU0161530794

EUR

21/02/2003

3

High

The assets of Swissca Bond Invest EUR are predominantly invested in bonds of first-class issuers in line with the principle of risk diversification. The investments are denominated in EUR and must be listed on a stock exchange. Among other instruments, the fund invests in convertible and warrant bonds, in fixed and variable-interest securities or zero coupon bonds. Swissca Bond Invest focus on achieving a high income which is secure in the long term. Investors can also expect to receive an appropriate distribution of interest income once a year.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto (LU) Bd Inv USD B Cap

LU0161531685

USD

22/02/2003

3

High

The assets of Swissca Bond Invest USD are predominantly invested in bonds of first-class issuers in line with the principle of risk diversification. The investments are denominated in USD and must be listed on a stock exchange. Among other instruments, the fund invests in convertible and equity-warrant issues, in fixed and variable-interest securities or zero coupon bonds. Swissca Bond Invest focuses on achieving a high income which is secure in the long term. Investors can also expect to receive an appropriate distribution of interest income once a year.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto (LU) Port FCP Bal B Cap

LU0161534606

CHF

22/05/2003

3

Medium

The investments in the Balanced subfund are split fairly evenly between fixed-interest paper and equities. The equity allocation is limited to a maximum of 50% on grounds of risk considerations. Despite its broadly diversified range of investments, the portfolio´s sizeable equity component means that it carries substantially greater risk than the Yield subfund. However, its earnings prospects can also be assumed to be higher. As investors in the Balanced subfund wish to receive a regular flow of income, the subfund holds out the prospect of an appropriate annual distribution of interest income and dividends.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto (LU) Por Green Bal B Cap

LU0161535165

CHF

30/11/2001

3

Medium

Swissca Portfolio Fund Green Invest Balanced is a mixed fund quoted/denominated in CHF, investing 50% of the fund’s assets in equities. The companies considered are characterized by progressive environmental management and a steady reduction in the environmental and social damage caused by their production and products.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto Lu Por Fd Green Inv Eq A

LU0161535835

EUR

23/05/2003

1

High

Swisscanto Portfolio Fund Green Invest Equity is quoted/denominated in EUR and invests 100% of the fund´s assets in equities. The aim of the investment policy is to achieve average capital growth over the long term while taking account of environmental criteria. The fund consists exclusively of shares in companies that rank as environmental and social leaders by industry standards. These companies are characterized by progressive environmental management and a steady reduction in the environmental damage caused by their production and products. Achieving a standard market return is also the primary objective of an environmental fund, along with security.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto Green Inv Balanced A Dis

LU0208341965

EUR

07/03/2005

3

Medium

The fund invests worldwide in equities, bonds and money-market instruments. Only undertakings and bond issuers complying with the principles of ecological and social sustainability are taken into account. The equity share lies between 40% and 60%. With the wide spread of equities and bonds, the risk is reduced in comparison with an investment in a single asset.

Swisscanto Holding AG

Swisscanto(LU)Pf Fd Green Inv A Dis

LU0288148280

EUR

17/04/2007

4

Medium

N/A