New ESG-compliant management mandates

The discretionary portfolio management mandate is at the heart of the BCGE Group's private banking offer. The "Best of" brand, which already includes more than 4,500 investors, is expanding its range with mandates specifically focused on ESG criteria.

New ESG-compliant management mandates
Geneva, 26 May 2020 - The discretionary portfolio management mandate is at the heart of the BCGE Group's private banking offer. The "Best of" brand, which already includes more than 4,500 investors, is expanding its range with mandates specifically focused on ESG criteria.

The Best of discretionary management mandate is the spearhead of BCGE's asset management offer for its private clients. It is based on a transparent and selective investment philosophy designed to capture the performance and productivity of the real economy. The management of Best of mandates is based on a rigorous selection of the world’s best equities with an open architecture.

Built on the same guiding principles as its predecessors, the new Best of ESG mandate focuses on ESG criteria (ESG stands for Environmental, Social and Governance issues). This new management mandate, which is consistent with the requirements of sustainable finance, is available in CHF in 4 investment profiles: defensive, balanced, dynamic or world equity. The asset allocation corresponds to that of the classic Best of mandates.

Constantino Cancela, Member of the Executive Board and Head of the Asset Management Division: "The Best of ESG mandate is fully consistent with our expertise of more than 15 years in integrating environmental, social and governance issues into investment processes; it is a logical and natural development. BCGE Asset Management is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)".