NEW YORK, July 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Vontobel Asset Management, Inc. has expanded its product offering to institutional U.S. clients with the launch of two SEC-registered institutional mutual funds: Vontobel International Equity Institutional Fund (VTIIX) and Vontobel Global Equity Institutional Fund (VTEIX). These funds join the firm's mutual fund roster alongside the Vontobel Global Emerging Markets Equity Institutional Fund (VTGIX), which commenced operations in May 2013 and has more than $1 billion in assets as of June 30, 2015.
"Launching these institutional mutual funds is a significant initiative for Vontobel. We are delighted to broaden investor access to our investment strategies through these vehicles by providing quality portfolio management at a reasonable fee," said Dr. Philipp Hensler, Co-Chief Executive Officer of New York-based Vontobel Asset Management, Inc.
The launch of these funds reflects Vontobel's commitment to U.S. institutional markets by making some of its strategies accessible to institutional investors who prefer a pooled vehicle, with a minimum investment size of $1 million. The funds replicate the investment strategy of Vontobel's long-only equity strategies, which have a 20+ year track record and seek above average risk-adjusted returns. These mutual funds complement Vontobel's existing investment vehicles, including separately managed accounts and collective investment trusts, allowing investors to access the team's consistent investment style by selecting the product solution appropriate to their investment needs.
"Our strategy is built on identifying high-quality companies: those with solid business economics, stable operating margins, high returns on invested capital, consistent returns, and strong franchises," said Vontobel's Chief Investment Officer and Co-Chief Executive Officer Rajiv Jain. "We take a long-term view, and our portfolios aspire to enjoy consistent compounded earnings growth."
Established in 1984, Vontobel Asset Management, Inc. is a global investment firm, based in New York, with $50.7 billion in assets under management (as of June 30, 2015). Vontobel is dedicated exclusively to managing global and regional long-only equity portfolios. The firm's clients comprise both intermediaries and institutions, including some of the world's leading corporations, and public and private pension funds. Vontobel is committed to providing excellence in portfolio management and dedicated, timely client service. The team seeks to generate attractive, risk-adjusted returns in its six strategies: Global, International, Emerging Markets, U.S., Europe and Far East Equity. Vontobel's philosophy of seeking to identify high-quality growth companies at sensible prices is the main tenet that underlies its investment decisions. The investment team employs bottom-up, fundamental research to invest in quality companies over the long term, as some of its core holdings have been in the portfolios for more than 10 years. Vontobel Asset Management, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vontobel Holding AG, an exchange-listed Swiss company.
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An investor should consider the Funds' investment objectives, risks, and charges and expenses carefully before investing or sending any money. This and other important information about the Funds can be found in the Funds' prospectus which can be obtained at www.vusa.com/mutual-funds or by calling 866-252-5393 or 312-630-6583. Please read the prospectus carefully before investing. The Vontobel Funds are advised by Vontobel Asset Management, Inc. and distributed through FINRA member BHIL Distributors, Inc. The Vontobel Funds are not FDIC insured, may lose value, and have no bank guarantee.
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