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DECALIA strengthens its business development team in German-speaking Switzerland with the arrival of Marcus Kirschner

DECALIA Asset Management has hired Marcus Kirschner to ensure the development of its asset management activities in German-speaking Switzerland. Following the arrival in May 2019 of Bernhard Utiger as Head of Development for the region, DECALIA thus continues its expansion in Switzerland. In just a few years, DECALIA has launched several innovative strategies, with thematic funds and private markets solutions providing an effective offering for the changing investment environment.

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ISOLATED YET CONNECTED

  • Social distancing brings many challenges but also the opportunity to study and work differently
  • Artificial intelligence (AI), chatbots and extended reality are transforming the online learning experience
  • Remote working is a win-win solution – for employees, employers but also the environment

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DECALIA strengthens its thematic investment team with the arrival of Jean-Christophe Labbé

DECALIA Asset Management has hired Jean-Christophe Labbé as portfolio manager for the DECALIA Millennials fund. His arrival strengthens the investment team focused on Consumer Trends led by Clément Maclou. Before joining DECALIA, Jean-Christophe Labbé successfully managed at Goldman Sachs in New York one of the best thematic funds focused on Millennials.

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How I learnt to love confinement and live like a Millennial

  • At the time of writing, Italy, Denmark, Belgium, Spain, and France have all gone on nation-wide lockdowns. The UK, and we assume many others, are likely to follow suit, soon.
  • There is no precedent for almost entire populations working from home, with schools and borders shut.
  • These are truly extraordinary times, and not a scenario any market participant was betting on just four weeks ago.
  • While the depth of the crisis took us by surprise, consumer patterns have shifted to businesses we know and like. It looks like staying at home is forcing entire populations to live more like Millennials!

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Fly Me To The Moon… And Beyond

  • A new era of space exploration is dawning
  • Governments, but also private investors, aim to send humans to distant orbits
  • The toughest challenge may well lie in drawing up the laws of a Galactic Republic

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DECALIA launches a «Dividend Growth» global equity fund

DECALIA Asset Management expands its range of strategies with the launch of DECALIA Dividend Growth, a fund invested in global equities offering better prospects for dividend growth. Tested for more than 3 years in the form of a dynamic certificate, this investment concept has confirmed the superior results obtained historically by this type of strategy, with a clear outperformance compared to the market as a whole and lower volatility.

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Digital Love

  • Almost one in five couples now meet online
  • US Match Group and Chinese Momo own the most popular dating apps…
  • … with Facebook well equipped to join the fray

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ESG: from “nice to have” to “must have”

  • 2019 may well be be remembered as the turning point for ESG investing
  • The range of ESG vehicles is fast expanding, with large asset managers joining the fray
  • As money continues to pour into this space, ESG rating systems will need to improve

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Retro strikes back !

  • Millennials, as well as Generation Z, have spun the wheel of fashion back three decades
  • In furnishing, cars and entertainment too, a form of nostalgia prevails
  • Brands can serve to unite generations – and deliver value to investors

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Decarbonising the planet

  • 15 years after inception, the EU carbon allowance market is finally doing its job
  • The rising cost of emissions will push economic agents to rethink their processes
  • Expect massive investments in renewable energy, electric vehicles, hydrogen, biofuels and carbon capture

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DECALIA strengthens its presence in Italy thanks to a distribution agreement with Banca Generali Private

Banca Generali Private, the private banker network of the leading private bank in Italy in financial planning and asset protection for clients, will distribute the UCITS thematic funds of DECALIA Sicav, managed by DECALIA Asset Management.

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Trend Focus – Fitness Generation

Fitness has known an unprecedented boom over the latest few years as the health and wellness trend boomed globally. This trend was driven by the rise to power of millennials, to date the healthiest modern generation to grace the earth.

Suffice to look at the recent google search trends when it comes to some hot topics in today’s fitness world to see that there is a quite visible craze coinciding with the coming of age of millennials

 

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Health-e Connections

  • Medical information-sharing & intelligent devices are transforming the healthcare industry
  • But data security and privacy concerns must be addressed to embrace this revolution
  • MedTech companies, new entrants, IT/healthcare partnerships: investment opportunities abound

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Fabrizio Quirighetti joins DECALIA as CIO

The Geneva-based asset management company DECALIA Asset Management has hired Fabrizio Quirighetti as the Group’s Chief Investment Officer. As part of his responsibilities, he will sit on the Strategy and Investment Committees and will supervise the management of asset allocation and bond funds. He will assume the role on 1 October 2019.

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Fashion victims

  • Increasingly frequent purchases of inexpensive garments cause severe environmental damage
  • Circular business models are now gaining traction all along the fashion supply-chain
  • Recycled materials, clothing repair/re-commerce/rental or virtual styling: opportunities abound

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Shake or Break?

  • Regulators are considering toughening their stance on Silicon Valley giants
  • Breaking up the GAFA companies or forcing greater competition: that is the question
  • Either way, investors are set to benefit from greater levels of scrutiny and transparency

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Another “G”, Sir?

  • 5G promises much greater speed, more density, less latency – and better energy-efficiency
  • Huawei under US fire – more to do with global 5G domination than trade considerations
  • These technological advances will transform our world – opening up investment opportunities too

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DECALIA appoints Bernhard Utiger as new Region Head for German-speaking Switzerland

Swiss investment management company DECALIA Asset Management has appointed Bernhard Utiger as Region Head for the development of its asset management business in German-speaking Switzerland. DECALIA started to tackle the Swiss-German market in 2017 and, through this new hire, underlines its strong commitment to the region. In just a few years, DECALIA has begun to establish itself as an innovation leader by launching thematic strategies and private market solutions that successfully capture promising long-term investment trends.

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Pump’N’Dunk

  • With their millions of followers, star athletes boast an ever-greater marketing clout
  • Basketball epitomizes the importance of lucrative endorsements – and young talents
  • On the court are Nike and Adidas… but also up-and-coming Chinese challengers

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REdesign, REuse, REduce

The case for circular economy

From linear to circular: our civilization functions with a linear approach in which we draw from a finite stock of raw materials and energy to make goods and services that we then throw away, generating often-toxic waste in a unbridled wastage of resources. This model is obviously not sustainable in the long term.

The circular economy entails a revolutionary way of thinking across the value chain and provides a more sustainable model.

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