The quality of Belgian investment management

The quality of Belgian investment management

13-09-2016, Juliette & Victor

Alongside the numerous fund managers offering products which are accessible to the general public, there are many Belgian (and Luxembourg) asset managers providing services for private individuals. Wealtheon is a family company, set up in 2005 by Victor Zwart, [...]

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Asset Management
Investing revolves round brave decisions

Investing revolves round brave decisions

05-03-2014, Column

Collectively, the Greeks have gone backwards by 25 per cent since the latest crisis burst in 2008, according to recently published IMF figures. Naturally, this is something of a harrowing observation – especially since the average Greek did not even make the [...]

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Asset Management
“The French are more prudent in their financial investments”

“The French are more prudent in their financial investments”

25-10-2013, Avenue Montaigne

As an external management company, Wealtheon is a family firm managing assets in excess of €1 million. Although Dutch in origin, 10 to 15% of Wealtheon’s clients are French…

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Asset Management
Meger as a solution for smaller asset managers

Meger as a solution for smaller asset managers

18-06-2013, Het Financieele Dagblad

Asset managers know under pressure from Europe increasingly obligations. Not only should be files in order, it should also be clear where capital flows come from. The administrative pressure to be 'compliant', is also increasing. [...]

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Asset Management
Shake-out looms for asset managers

Shake-out looms for asset managers

09-04-2013, Financiële Telegraaf

The Dutch market for independent asset management is having a tough time: for many involved insolvency or takeover is on the horizon. Their income model is coming under heavy pressure as they are no longer able to receive brokerage fees (commissions) from [...]

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Asset Management
Asset Management: set asside your own interests

Asset Management: set asside your own interests

28-02-2013, Het Financieele Dagblad

Use an ‘open architecture’ and never stop questioning whether your decisions provide benefits for your customers. For advice to be genuinely independent, asset managers must have no other interest in the portfolio than the management fees they receive. That [...]

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Asset Management
Dynamics and challenges for asset managers

Dynamics and challenges for asset managers

27-12-2012, De Telegraaf

Asset management is a dynamic business. You have to deal with trading on fast-moving, emotion-driven exchanges where investors are constantly entering and leaving. “You will only win the trust of your client with a sound approach and a well-founded vision", [...]

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Asset Management
On the lookout for good news

On the lookout for good news

12-07-2012, VEB.net

Investors always respond to news that appears good. Economists react in the days following the news, when their criticism gets most attention. This means that positive investor sentiment can head back in the opposite direction as quickly as it improved. Investors [...]

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Asset Management