LGT Capital Partners won over the 40-strong jury on various criteria. As well as its investment performance being assessed extremely positively, LGT Capital Partners managed to attract significant numbers of new clients in what was a difficult environment. Bespoke investment solutions, with complete transparency and high levels of liquidity are important factors for investors, especially in the current market environment. The development of the internal managed account platform also received a positive mention.
LGT Capital Partners thus clearly trounced the competition, with Aurum Funds and The Capital Holdings Funds (Edmond de Rothschild) coming in second and third place respectively.
Thomas Weber, Managing Partner at LGT Capital Partners, who accepted the award, said: "The fund of funds sector faces major challenges. Just adding big names to a portfolio is no longer enough today. By contrast, we see ourselves as a provider of bespoke hedge fund solutions that address the specific requirements of our clients and, at the same time, are transparent and cost-effective."
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