The Sycomore Asset Management charter
Preserve our integrity to better work in your interests
Since Sycomore Asset Management was established in 2001, integrity has been one of its hallmark values. It is with integrity that we have invested alongside you in the funds that we manage. It is with integrity that we have offered you transparent pricing, with no transaction fees. And it is with integrity that we have shown you at all times how the indexes have performed with their dividends reinvested. This integrity informs the decisions that we make each day. In addition, in 2010 we signed the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI)), as befits the duty we feel to conduct our activities responsibly while acting on your behalf.
Affirm our independence to underpin our convictions
Sycomore Asset Management is an independent entity, which we feel is a key factor that is reflected at several levels. Our independence is a guarantee of our conviction-based, pragmatic and opportunistic management, and it helps keep turnover low among our employee-shareholders.
Deliver long-term performances to ensure sustained returns on your investments
As specialists in equity management, we invest your assets for the long term in attractively priced European companies. The quality of our long-term performances was recognised by more than 600 institutional investors at the 2008 and 2009 Talents de la Gestion awards, at which Sycomore Asset Management was elected "best European equity team".
Confirm our commitment to be at your side
Since 2001 Sycomore Asset Management has been backed by the commitment of its founders and about 30 professionals who share the same entrepreneurial spirit. This commitment is reflected in atypical portfolios that are based on strong convictions. It is also seen when we invest alongside you in our funds, thus giving you the benefit of our expertise along with even greater peace of mind.
Place rigour at the heart of our investments to perpetuate value creation
Analysis of the companies in which we invest is done entirely in-house by our team of manager/analysts. We have developed an investment process that is extremely robust, much like the company as a whole. Rated M2- by Fitch Ratings since 2008, Sycomore Asset Management is now considered one of the most experienced firms in its area.