Quantrust is an independent family-owned investment manager based in Amsterdam and founded in 1993. There is a passionate belief in the investment approach that is offers to clients. As a sign of its commitment, the family invests a significant part of its wealth in Quantrust's products alongside clients.
In a world of short-termism, being a family business has the advantage of being able to afford to take a longer term view. That may mean sacrificing outperformance in strong markets, to avoid losses when the market turns sour.
Being a family business also shows in Quantrust's broader social perspective. Quantrust cooperates with or financially supports organisations in the fields of nature conservation, art and music and aims to neutralise the environmental footprint of its investments wherever possible.
Big picture focus.
Quantrust's investment approach was developed following years of experience in the institutional investment management industry to offer attractive investment returns irrespective of the market environment. Quantrust focuses exclusively on the "big picture" asset allocation decisions that tend to determine around 90% of investment returns and are key to generating attractive returns in different market environments.
Information has become a commodity: successful investing requires being able to deduce the big picture from an overkill of information by taking a broader perspective. Hence Quantrust identifies the "big picture" investment themes that drive global capital flows and determine the direction of asset classes. Quantrust analyses how global capital flows are interconnected. And Quantrust looks beyond the numbers at the people who take the big decisions in the world by gaining an understanding of their personal interests and political, cultural and historical backgrounds.
Quantrust regularly shares its perspectives on world events with investors through educational meetings. Since 1994 Quantrust has organised quarterly asset allocation meetings for pension fund directors and board members to offer countervailing power towards their investment managers. Quantrust has recently started organising similar educational events for private individuals.
In 2014 Quantrust launched a ESG-neutralisation service to institutional investors, which allows them to neutralise any unwanted exposure to controversial companies that is obtained by investing in index products / ETFs through a values hedge. Quantrust also ESG-neutralises all of its in-house products.