Luxembourg-based Fisch Fund Services has registered the Fisch Umbrella Fund for public distribution in the Netherlands and Belgium, the firm has announced.
Dutch and Belgian investors will now have access to the entire range of Swiss boutique Fisch AM’s strategies. The Swiss manager said it has stressed most interest from Belgium and the Netherlands in its convertible bond and high yield bond offering.
Commenting the registration, Pius Fisch, chairman of the Board of Directors at Fisch Fund Services, said: “We have seen increased demand by international private banks and wealth managers operating in Belgium and the Netherlands. Some have previously invested via Luxembourg, where the Fisch Umbrella Fund is domiciled, but registering it for distribution in these jurisdictions will make access easier for investors. Making our solutions available in additional countries also ties in with our strategic plan of broadening our horizon beyond our core markets of Switzerland, Austria and Germany.”
Fisch added: “We have seen particular interest in our dedicated ESG convertibles product as investors focus more and more on sustainability. Hence, we expect this product to benefit from this trend, especially as investors are recognising the advantages that this asset class offers. Furthermore, low interest rates remain a topic, despite the recent rise in bond yields. Here, high yield bonds can provide that extra income investors are looking for.”