By adding experienced FX specialists and innovative services the independent currency specialist has dynamically developed its market position in areas of increasing importance for institutional investors such as Dynamic Currency Overlay and FX Execution. Throughout November, the strengthened team will be present at a series of specialized currency events in Switzerland, Germany and UK.
Following its successful office relocation to Zug, QCAM Currency Asset Management AG has remained on course for further expansion and innovation in 2017, in particularly the growth areas of Dynamic Currency Overlay and FX Execution.
„Independent“ and „transparent“ as distinguishing features
In the challenging low-interest investment environment the currency market is increasingly gaining importance as an attractive alternative for institutional investors. „We are already seeing large growth potential in the areas of dynamic currency overlay in general, and specifically for QCAM due to our status of independence and transparency“ says Thomas Suter, CEO of QCAM. „By recruiting internationally experienced specialists in this area we have further expanded our market position“. Whilst passive overlay focuses on risk management, active overlay aims, in addition, to simultaneously increase the yield of the portfolio – this is of importance to risk sensitive investors in particular.
The transparency in execution of currency transactions is another area in which QCAM uses its independence to the financial advantage of its clients. In the case of foreign exchange transactions small differences in price conditions can have a large impact on the costs, and hence on earnings. For the majority of market participants it is almost impossible to maintain a complete overview of all offers available in the market. In this respect independence and full transparency are key. With FX Best Execution QCAM helps to ensure the execution of transaction are at the best available market price and has already been delivering significant savings for its clients over the past years.
Team complemented by experienced FX specialists
In 2017 QCAM has succeeded in recruiting further internationally experienced FX specialists. With Markus Menzl (Currency Overlay), Anna Husman Zühlke (Operations & Investor Relations), Andrew Broadhurst (Business Development/Currency Overlay) and Andy Schümperli (Institutional Sales) QCAM has strengthened its position in key areas. Thomas Suter: „We are very pleased about the enlargement of our team and the related gain of know-how and experience.“
FX NOW! – user survey confirms added value
Following the event format “FX Day” QCAM also launched in 2017 the free and innovative WhatsApp-Service “FX NOW!” – which enables QCAM FX experts, who work right at the pulse of the markets, to compose and directly send messages to the subscribers in real time. A user survey conducted just five month after launch confirmed the significant practical benefits of the service with respect to daily investment decisions.
„Hot“ event month November
In November QCAM professionals will be attending and participating at a series of specialized events in Switzerland, Germany and UK:
• November 2./3.: Richmond PIMS Forum, Bad Ragaz
• November 14: Pensionskassenforum, Zürich
• November 16: Currency Overlay Convention, Frankfurt
• November 29 FX Week Conference, London
„Professional events are the ideal platform for us to personally present our offerings and services to potential clients and to foster the exchange of experience with our partners and peers“ concludes Thomas Suter. „In the course of this year we have already achieved a number of things and we are confidently looking forward to the last quarter and the challenges in 2018.“