Zurich-based Gerhard Wagner is a portfolio manager at Swisscanto Asset Management having joined the company in 2008. He runs global SRI equity funds and uses a cyclical growth investment style. Prior to Swisscanto, Wagner was a portfolio manager at UBS Asset Management. He studied physics at ETH Zürich University. His interests away from work include climbing and skiing.
The investment objective is to generate long-term capital growth by investing in shares worldwide and respecting the criteria of sustainability. The fund invests at least two thirds of its assets in equities of companies that are among the environment and social leaders based on a cross-sectoral comparison. Derivatives may be used for achieving the investment objective.