LLB Group recognised for its investment expertise in Austria and Germany

Vaduz, 15 March 2019. The LLB Group has once again demonstrated its many years of expertise in equity and bond investments. It has received several awards at the renowned Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2019 in both Vienna and Frankfurt: as the best German "Overall Small Company" and for the funds LLB Equities Dividend Pearls Global (CHF) and LLB Strategy Fixed Income (CHF).

The greatest accolade for an asset manager like the LLB Group is to be the best in its category across all major asset classes, i.e. bonds, equities, and target funds. The LLB Group received this top honour at this year's Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards Germany and has been named the German "Overall Small Company" winner.

In addition, the LLB Equities Dividend Pearls Global (CHF) fund excelled over the past three and five years at the awards in both Austria and Germany in the "Equity Global Income" category. In February, this fund had already been honoured in Switzerland at the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2019 in Zurich. At the most recent awards ceremonies in Vienna and Frankfurt, the LLB Strategy Fixed Income (CHF) fund in the "Bond CHF" category also won for its performance over the past three years. Following the awards in Switzerland, the LLB Group has thus also confirmed its outstanding investment expertise in Austria and Germany.

When selecting equities for the LLB Equities Dividend Pearls Global (CHF) fund, leading companies worldwide with an above-average expected dividend yield or shareholder return are favoured. LLB Group Asset Management has developed its own dividend model for this purpose, which has generated excellent returns using qualitative, fundamental, and quantitative selection criteria.

"The awards for equity, bond, and strategy funds of the LLB Group keep adding up. This is especially strong evidence of the LLB Group’s expertise as a reliable asset manager," says Markus Wiedemann, Chief Investment Officer of the LLB Group. "We are very pleased to be the multi-country winner in the Equity Global Income category for all funds authorised in Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, repeatedly and several years in a row, and now also to win on the bond side in Austria and Germany. In this way, LLB Group Asset Management shows that it creates sustainable added value for its clients through systematic investment processes in various asset classes – even in difficult market phases."

For more than three decades and in over 20 countries worldwide, the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards have been the most important recognition in the fund industry honouring consistently strong risk-adjusted performance by the best of the best. The awards for Austria and Germany were handed out on 11 and 13 March 2019 at the Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2019 in Vienna and Frankfurt. Refinitiv – formerly the financial and risk business of Thomson Reuters – is one of the largest providers of financial market data and infrastructure.

Other LLB awards: http://www.llb.li/awards