Sustainable Equities Boutique Swiss Equities

Vontobel Fund (CH) - Ethos Equities Swiss Mid & Small


Fund strategy

Investment objective

This equity fund aims to generate long-term capital growth while considering specific sustainability criteria and respecting risk diversification.

Key features

The fund invests mainly in stocks of smaller, innovative Swiss companies which are among the leaders in their industry, offer interesting profitability growth potential, and whose stock prices have attractive upside potential versus the estimated enterprise values at the time of the investment. The fund exercises shareholder voting-rights systematically in accordance with the guidelines of Ethos, the Swiss Foundation for Sustainable Development.


Ethos determines the investable universe based on specific environmental, social and governance criteria and keeps stimulating the companies for enhanced sustainability ratings. Within this universe, the specialized and seasoned investment team takes long-term high-conviction investment decisions based on in-depth research. The team actively adapt portfolio positions to seize attractive new opportunities and control risks always in line with their latest assessment of investment conditions. They may use derivative financial instruments as well.

Performance YTD
4 stars
As at Sep 29 2020 As of Aug 31 2020

All data is as at Aug 31 2020 unless otherwise indicated.

Daily Performance

Periodic Performance

A CHF 5.3% -1.8% 6.5% 12.1% 264.0%
Index 5.6% -0.9% 5.0% 10.2% 220.4%

Rolling Performance

Sep 01 2015 - Aug 31 2016 Sep 01 2016 - Aug 31 2017 Sep 01 2017 - Aug 31 2018 Sep 01 2018 - Aug 31 2019 Sep 01 2019 - Aug 31 2020
A CHF 21.5% 20.6% 16.8% -3.8% 7.5%
Index 14.9% 22.1% 12.2% -5.4% 9.0%

Annual Performance

Risk Data

Volatility 14.6%
Sharpe ratio 0.5
Information ratio 0.5
Tracking error 2.9%
Jensens alpha 1.8%
Beta 0.9
[3 years annualized]
Past performance is not a reliable indicator of current or future performance. The return may go down as well as up, e.g. due to changes in rates of exchange between currencies. The value of invested monies can increase or decrease and there is no guarantee that all or part of your invested capital can be redeemed.

All data is as at Sep 29 2020 unless otherwise indicated.

Fund data
Portfolio Manager Nils Wimmersberger
Fund Domicile Switzerland
Fund Currency CHF
Share Class Currency CHF
End of fiscal year 28 February
Index SPI Extra
Share Class Launch date Dec 14 2005
Distribution type Dist
Last distribution 3.20 (Jun 08 2020)
Fund Registrations CH
Share Class Registrations CH
Nav Information
Highest since launch 471.95
Lowest since launch 106.68
Fund volume in mln. CHF 902.11
Share class volume in mln. CHF 902.11
Fees And Expenses
Management fee 0.70%
TER 0.80% (Feb 28 2020)
ISIN CH0023568022
Valor 2356802
Bloomberg PICHMID SW
Depository RBC Investor Services Bank S.A.
Management Company Vontobel Fonds Services AG
Swiss Paying Agent Bank Vontobel AG , Raiffeisen Schweiz Genossenschaft St. Gallen

Available Share Classes

Share class Currency ISIN Distrib. Type Launch date Management fee TER TER Date
A CHF CH0023568022 Dist Retail Dec 14 2005 0.70% 0.80% Feb 28 2020
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* TER includes performance fee where applicable

All data is as at Aug 31 2020 unless otherwise indicated.

Major Sectors

Major equity positions

Stock Allocation
Partners Group Holding AG -Na- 8.6%
Lindt & Spruengli-Ps- 7.2%
Schindler 6.3%
Sonova 5.8%
Logitech Intl Sa 4.9%
Kuehne+Nagel Intl -Reg- 4.1%
Temenos Group Reg 4.1%
Straumann 3.7%
Vifor Pharma Ltd. Registered 3.5%
Julius Baer Gruppe- -Reg- 3.4%
Document Date DE EN ES FR IT
Factsheets & Commentaries
Factsheet Aug 2020
KIID Jul 2020
Legal Documents
Sales Prospectus Mar 2020
Financial Reports
Annual Report Feb 2020
Dividend Payout Jan 2019
Final Report Oct 2018
Semi-Annual Report Aug 2019
Dealing Information
Holiday Calendar 2020 Jan 2020
List of Active Retail Share Classes Dec 2018
Shareclass Naming Convention Nov 2019


  • Limited participation in the potential of single securities

  • Success of single security analysis and active management cannot be guaranteed

  • It cannot be guaranteed that the investor will recover the capital invested

  • Derivatives entail risks relating to liquidity, leverage and credit fluctuations, illiquidity and volatility

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