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Zurich asset manager liquidates Asia equity fund

Zurich asset manager liquidates Asia equity fund

Zurich-based asset manager Swiss Rock has liquidated its Asian equity fund, Citywire Switzerland can reveal.

According to the firm's spokesperson, the Swiss Rock Aktien Asien was closed as a result of a business decision from its major investors.

The strategy used to be managed by Roman von Ah, who is still with the firm. At the moment he is responsible for 11 strategies, including Swiss Rock Aktien Schweiz, Swiss Rock Aktien Index Plus and Swiss Rock (Lux) Sicav - European Equity funds.

Von Ah is a founding partner and delegated member of the board of the board of directors at Swiss Rock Asset Management.

Prior to joining the firm he was on the executive board of Julius Bär Group, where he was responsible for the asset management division.

The asset manager runs not only equity portfolios but also bond funds Swiss Rock (Lux) Sicav - AR Bond Fund and Swiss Rock (Lux) Sicav - AR Bond Fund Plus. In the mixed asset bucket Von Ah looks after Swiss Rock (Lux) Dachfonds - WachstumSwiss Rock (Lux) Dachfonds - Ausgewogen and Swiss Rock (Lux) Dachfonds - Rendite.

One of the biggest funds of the firm is Swiss Rock Aktien Schweiz, which has returned 19.62% in Swiss franc terms over the last three years. Its technical indicator, Swiss Perfromance Index TR, returned 14.79% over the same timeframe.

 

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