Consensus Economics, the world's leading economic survey organisation, has announced the recipients of its 2015 Forecast Accuracy Award (FAA). The FAA program recognises the achievements of a select group of expert country economic forecasters who have most accurately predicted the performance of GDP growth and Consumer Price Inflation for their targeted economies over a 24 months forecasting cycle.
The fund analysis company Lipper has honoured Swiss Life Asset Managers with four awards in the categories "Bond Swiss Franc", "Index Funds Income" and "Mixed Assets" in Germany and Europe.
Swiss Life Funds (CH) Bond Swiss Francs is a top performer in its class over 10 years in Germany. The fund has shown the highest score for consistent return against 16 funds in the peer group Bond Swiss Franc.
In addition, Swiss Life Asset Managers receives an award for best funds within its peer groups for the Swiss Life Index Funds (LUX) Income. In Germany as well as in Europe, Swiss Life Asset Managers has been awarded for best asset manager in the category “Mixed Assets”.
On 12 March, Swiss Life Asset Managers was awarded the prize for the best diversified asset management at the pyramides de la gestion de patrimoine. The pyramides de la gestion de patrimoine is organised by the magazine "Investissement Conseils" to distinguish the best performers in different sectors including life insurance, retirement, real estate and asset management.
Among the eight UCITS categories in asset management (equities and bonds from different geographical zones and sectors, diversified and flexible) the fund SLF (F) Défensive P Cap Eur (isin FR0010308825) was nominated best diversified, flexible asset manager.
At the EUROPEAN FUNDS TROPHY ceremony organised by FundsClass on 3rd March 2015, Swiss Life Asset Managers was designated for the second time Best Multi-country Asset Management Company for its entire fund range.
The prizes awarded for risk-adjusted performances over the last 4 years are for those management companies with a range of funds offering the best global quality of all asset categories combined. For this competition the funds of almost 1000 European asset management companies were studied across seven categories of company defined according to the number of rated funds under management. Swiss Life Asset Managers received its award in the category of companies with between 41 and 70 rated funds in Europe.
The fund analysis company Lipper has awarded Swiss Life Asset Managers in Austria with the Group Award for best small fund management company in the "Mixed Assets" category. The evaluation period was three years. In 2013, Swiss Life Asset Managers was already awarded with the Austrian Fund of Funds Award of the GELD-Magazine.
The Lipper Fund Awards for fund management companies are presented in two separate categories: large and small fund management companies. To win a Group Award, a fund management company must have at least five equity, five bond or three mixed-asset funds. All the funds managed by the company and licensed for distribution in Switzerland, Germany and Austria are evaluated. The awards honour the companies with the best average percentile result for Consistent Return over three years.
Pierre Guillemin, Head of Portfolio Management Asset Allocation & Equity at Swiss Life Asset Managers: "This award confirms the consistency and sustainability of our investment process and the know-how, experience and engagement of the individual investment teams."