Our Defensive Growth investment approach

December 2021

Our “Defensive Growth” investment approach

In recent weeks, global attention has rapidly turned towards Omicron, the new mutation of the persistent coronavirus. The extremely uncertain response of the equity markets was to be expected, with several renowned indices having experienced a sharp downwards correction.

It is especially during challenging times such as these that the expertise of our colleagues in Investment Management, together with our CIO Gérard Piasko, are called upon: they observe and analyse the markets on a continuous basis, adjusting how the client assets entrusted to us are invested where necessary. In doing so, they adhere strictly to our guiding principle of “security over return”, which is reflected in the innovative “Defensive Growth” investment approach.

In the short discussion between Konstantinos Ntefeloudis, Head of Investment Management, and Marc Jäggi, Head of Moderation at Radio 1, you will hear what the “Defensive Growth” investment approach entails and also find out why it acts defensively when volatility spikes while becoming active when the market advances.

We do not place our focus on short-term success, but rather on the sustainable performance of client assets.

Konstantinos Ntefeloudis, Head of Investment Management

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In addition to our current investment publications, your client advisor will be happy to answer any further questions you may have. He or she is also your contact person should you be interested in our attractive focus modules of our innovative Modular Investment Solution.

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Editorial deadline: 6 December 2021

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