FLOSSBACH VON STORCH AG Profile
Flossbach von Storch AG is an independent wealth management firm operating in Europe. The company is based out of Cologne, Germany and is headed by directors Dirk von Velsen, Bert Flossbach, and Kurt von Storch, the of which the two latter of the three were the original founders of the company. Flossbach von Storch AG was established in 1998 and has been providing private and institutional wealth management services since its inception. The company is employee owned and, as such, bases all of its investment decisions on its own internal fundamental philosophy. The company focuses on “the connections between economic, political and demographic parameters” and “independence in both thought and action crucial for sound analysis of opportunities and risks.” Flossbach von Storch conducts its research internally and has developed its own country rating tools that allows the firm to apply a stringent testing process to selected investment opportunities. The company has now grown to 15 public funds since the launch of its first fund in 1999 and provides over 25 special funds. Flossbach von Storch has won a variety of awards throughout the years including Lipped Fund Awards for its Multiple Opportunities Fund in 2012, 2013, and 2014, Feri Fund Rating best rating for mixed funds, the Fund Boutique of 2014 for its wide range of funds, and the Sauren Award in 2012 for its fund management. The company has grown to 120 employees and handles investment volumes of over 20 billion euros for its clients. Flossbach von Storch invests most heavily in the information technology sector, which alone makes up a third of its total asset allocations, and also invests in the consumer staples, health care, industrials, and finance sectors, among others to a lesser degree, in order of decreasing allocation. Its lineup of funds currently includes its Multiple Opportunities, Various Multi-Asset funds, and Global Emerging Markets Equity, among others.