QUAERO CAPITAL wins best European Equity fund award in Spain

The Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Smaller European Companies fund was designated best “European Equity” fund in Spain in the XIXth edition of the Expansión-Allfunds awards.

The prize was given during the gala dinner held on 5 April at the Madrid Stock Exchange.

QUAERO CAPITAL wins top equity manager award in Switzerland

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QUAERO CAPITAL has won a top award for being the ‘best group over three years’ in the ‘Equity small company’ category of the 2018 Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Awards in Switzerland.

It’s the second time that QUAERO has won a Lipper award, which was recently presented at the Lipper Fund Awards ceremony in Zurich.

QUAERO won the award for its best overall investment performance in the boutique Equity asset manager space, for consistent returns over three years.

QUAERO CAPITAL CEO Jean Keller said, “We are delighted to have received this award for the second year running, a tribute to our continued efforts to produce consistent performance for our clients”.

QUAERO CAPITAL supports continuing education in Spain

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QUAERO CAPITAL has joined forces with the Spanish arm of the European Financial Planning Association (EFPA) to promote continuous education for financial advisers. Courses, conferences and seminars will allow participants to get different EFPA certificates before MiFID comes into force: European Investment Assistant (EIA), European Investment Practitioner (EIP), European Financial Advisor (EFA) and European Financial Planner (EFP). These trainings comply with the requirements of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA).

QUAERO CAPITAL will support ESPA Spain’s task of certification, as well as other projects of the Association, in order to adapt the offer of financial products to current legislation and recommendations. EFPA Spain will assist QUAERO CAPITAL in the development of initiatives promoting innovation in portfolio management and the design of financial instrument.

Following this agreement, EFPA Spain now has 57 corporate partners, including some of the main domestic and international banking entities and asset managers.

QUAERO CAPITAL and Tiburon Partners join forces

QUAERO Capital - Value
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QUAERO CAPITAL and London based Asian fund management specialist Tiburon Partners today announce that, subject to FCA and FINMA approval, they will join forces.

The tie-up, under the QUAERO CAPITAL brand, will form a single business managing more than USD 2.3 billion.

In line with the shared boutique philosophy the combined business will remain 100% employee owned and continue to focus on highly concentrated, actively managed, value strategies.

QUAERO CAPITAL CEO Jean Keller said, “We are delighted to be joining forces with another excellent value specialist as our skills and expertise are wholly complementary. We are also excited to have a substantial presence in London – one of the key centres for investment talent in the world.”

Tiburon Partners’s senior partner Rupert Kimber said, “QUAERO CAPITAL’s managers think and work like us. They have a similar investment approach based on value orientated, concentrated portfolios. So, naturally, we are keen to partner with a firm which shares our philosophy, and can take our offering more widely around Europe.“

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What if the bitcoin is worth nothing?

In this article published in Le Temps, our senior fund manager Michaël Malquarti explains his opinion on the bitcoin.

An expert of the monetary system, he takes to pieces the arguments justifying the dizzying rise of the cryptocurrency. Not being legal tender and with no consensus on its value, the bitcoin in fact is worth nothing…

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QUAERO CAPITAL launches Accessible Clean Energy fund

QUAERO Accessible Clean Energy
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QUAERO CAPITAL has added to its investor offering an Accessible Clean Energy fund managed by Martina Turner and Zoë VanderWolk, to capture increasing investor interest in the switch to alternative clean energy sources worldwide.

The USD32 million UCITS fund, a Luxembourg domiciled SICAV registered for Pan-European distribution in different countries, will be marketed to institutional and professional investors across Europe and the UK. It is a high conviction, active strategy which strengthens the sector funds offering from QUAERO CAPITAL.

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Argos Funds to change name to Quaero Capital Funds (Lux)

Effective 12 October 2017, the name of the Luxembourg SICAV “Argos Funds” has changed to “Quaero Capital Funds (Lux)”.

The investment strategies and all the other features of the funds (such as liquidity, fees, ISIN codes, minimum investment, available share classes, tax considerations) remain unchanged.

The renaming provides more clarity by bringing consistency across our range of funds following the rebranding of the company in 2015 from “Argos Investment Managers SA” to “Quaero Capital SA”.

Additionally, the name of some SICAV’s sub-funds has been simplified, please see below for a complete list of the new names.

Names of the sub-Funds of the Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) SICAV

  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Argonaut
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Smaller European Companies
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – European Equities Long-Short
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Bamboo
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – International Equities
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Global Dynamic
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Global Balanced
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Global Conservative
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Infrastructure Securities
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – World Opportunities
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Yield Opportunities
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – New Europe
  • Quaero Capital Funds (Lux) – Accessible Clean Energy

New Energy : Mister Clean is Chinese

Jean Keller - Un oeil sur la place - Le Temps 4.9.2017
Jean Keller - Un oeil sur la place - Le Temps 4.9.2017

In his last column published in Le Temps of 4 September 2017, our CEO Jean Keller explains why the energy revolution has really started. It will however will need massive investments from the public sector to modernize its electric infrastructure and adapt its sources of income.

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