The Citywire Switzerland Fund Manager and Group Awards 2017 is coming to Zurich on 4 April to celebrate the top Swiss asset management talent.

We will be handing out the Citywire Best Groups Awards and the Citywire Best Fund Managers Awards across 12 investment sectors.

Citywire’s fund manager database tracks and rates more than 15,000 individual portfolio managers across 41 countries, and our awards give us the opportunity to highlight some of Switzerland's leading asset management talent.

As we draw closer to the date, we will be revealing the shortlist for equity sectors. At a glance, here are the bond sectors with an award in play:

  •  Bonds - Emerging Markets Global Hard Currency
  •  Bonds - Global
  •  Bonds - Global High Yield
  •  Bonds - Swiss Franc

Here’s a look at the final shortlists of those competing for the trophy.

Bonds - Emerging Markets Global Hard Currency

ManagerCurrent Citywire Rating
Aaron Grehan – AvivaAA
Claudia Calich – M&G InvestmentsN/A
Simon Lue-Fong – PictetN/A
Luc D’Hooge – Vontobel Asset ManagementAA
Eric Lambi & James Valone – Wellington Asset Management+, +

 And groups shortlisted are:

  • Aviva Investors
  • JP Morgan Asset Management
  • NN Investment Partners
  • Pictet
  • Wellington Management

Bonds – Global

ManagerCurrent Citywire Rating
Cédric Morisseau – AmundiAA
Charles Zerah – CarmignacA
Ariel Bezalel – JupiterA
Andres Sanchez Balcazar & David Bopp – Pictet+, +
Andrew Balls – PIMCOA

And groups shortlisted are:

  • Acatis
  • Amundi
  • Jupiter
  • M&G Investments
  • Pictet

Bonds – Global High Yield

ManagerCurrent Citywire Rating
Joseph Portera & Scott Roberts – InvescoN/A, +
Sheldon Stone – Oaktree Capital ManagementN/A
Andrew Jessop – PIMCO+
Sander Bus – RobecoA
Christel Rendu de Lint & Philippe Graüb – Union Bancaire PrivéeN/A, N/A

And groups shortlisted are:

  • Aviva Investors
  • Robeco
  • Swiss Life Asset Management
  • Union Bancaire Privée
  • Vontobel Asset Management

Bonds – Swiss Franc

ManagerCurrent Citywire Rating
Klaus Göggelmann & Roland Hotz –Fisch Asset ManagementA, +
Caroline Ferguson, Manuel Streiff, Philippe-Olivier Donnet & Robert Railz – Lombard Odier +, +, +, +
Ermira Marika – PictetN/A
Sandro Grimm - Zürcher Kantonalbank Asset ManagementAA
Edgar Salzmann - Zürcher Kantonalbank Asset Management+

 And groups shortlisted are:

  • Fisch Asset Management
  • Lombard Odier 
  • Pictet
  • Vontobel Asset Management
  • Zürcher Kantonalbank Asset Management

Best Fund Manager Awards go to the individual fund manager generating the highest risk-adjusted returns in a particular sector over the past three years to 31 January 2017 in Switzerland. These are based on the individual track records for all funds they have run in the sector over this period.

Best Fund Manager Awards are derived by isolating the individuals with the highest risk-adjusted returns at a sector level over three years to 31 January 2017. In order to qualify, fund managers must run a fund registered for sale in Switzerland.

Our ratings methodologies are actuarially approved by AKG Actuaries & Consultants.