Reducing chance to the bare minimum and providing constant vigilance to ensure optimum performance, Fürstentum Liechtenstein-based International Capital Management (ICM) consistently succeeds in serving investors with best-in-class products, fine-tuned to fit a wide spectrum of risk-tolerance profiles.
The firm has been an early – and successful – adopter of the risk mitigation strategies first developed and proposed by Professor Harry Markowitz, winner of the 1990 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, in a ground-breaking paper on modern portfolio management. ICM has taken the Markowitz approach one step further, adding both traditional and bespoke diversification elements to enhance an already formidable risk protection framework.
ICM has established a solid reputation as an asset manager by applying its mastery of financial theory to everyday situations, proving time and again that academic research into the behaviour of markets can be made to pay off. ICM is extremely particular in its selection of products or asset classes considered for investment. As an independent firm, ICM is not held back by vested interests other than its iron-clad mandate to safeguard the long-term well-being of its clients.
After carefully considering both ICM’s offerings and its unique approach to portfolio management, the CFI.co judging panel concluded that the multi-pronged methodology put in place by International Capital Management to detect long-term trends and benefit from momentary swings indeed constitutes a recipe for enduring success. ICM is a worthy winner of the 2016 Best Interdisciplinary Investment Process Central Europe Award.
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The renowned international magazine »The European« acknowledges innovations and thus top performances in various industries through its annual award programme. In doing so, »The European« pursues the clear goal of acknowledging with the renowned prize only such organisations or individual projects that stand out from the crowd and deliver exemplary performance thanks to a particularly sustainable, risk-optimised and thus successful business approach. Within the approach, essential elements of evaluation are transparent overall management – very much in the interest of customers -, innovation and knowledge, and the quality of services and products offered.
The jury for the basic nomination has many years of experience in a wide range of fields and is, in addition, supported by a constantly rotating team from research and development. Based on comprehensible analysis, the aim of the award programme is to find and acknowledge the world’s best actors in a variety of market segments. The final nomination and selection of businesses picked earlier is in the end made via an online voting system. This ensures the expert jury’s work is subjected to double checking extensively and independently.
In 2016, among other awards, »The European« presented the »Asset Management Firm of the Year – Liechtenstein 2016« Award to International Capital Management AG (ICM). ICM thus obtained official confirmation that its products are examined, accepted and appreciated both by experts and by readers of »The European«.
It was, in particular, quality, performance and sustainability of the financial products of ICM currently assessed that contributed to the company being catapulted into this leading position this year. The acknowledgement of the ICM fund products is also a clear sign that it is not always and automatically large companies that stand for innovation, security and quality. This award shows most impressively that especially small providers and in this sense small financial boutiques, irrespective of any business volume, are increasingly capable of delivering top achievements and an outstanding performance over the years.
After all, this is the only way for asset management to be right!