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Federated Hermes is guided by the conviction that responsible investing is the best way to create long-term wealth. We provide specialised capabilities across equity, fixed income and private markets, in addition to multi-asset strategies and proven liquidity-management solutions. Through our world-leading stewardship services, we engage companies on strategic and sustainability concerns to promote investors’ long-term performance and fiduciary interests. Our goals are to help individuals invest and retire better, to help clients achieve better risk-adjusted returns, and to contribute to positive outcomes in the wider world.


Founded in Frankfurt/Germany in 1994, ACATIS Investment Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft  mbH is an independent investment boutique dedicated to value investing. With more than 7 billion € AUM, ACATIS offers value based funds in different asset classes (e.g. equity, fixed-income and balanced). In addition, since October 2016 ACATIS has been offering equity funds based on artificial intelligence. In our Swiss firm ACATIS Fair Value Investment AG we combine sustainability (fair) and value investing since 2009 in three different funds.   ACATIS Service GmbH is the swiss distribution arm of the German ACATIS Investment KVG mbH with one representative in Geneva.

The value investing approach of Acatis holds a regular position among the top performers across the fund industry.  Acatis strives to be a “step ahead” of the industry as its early mover analysis of both mobility and artificial intelligence has demonstrated.




Baby Giant Hollyberg is an American/ German innovative content studio focused on the production of high caliber computer-generated entertainment for worldwide audiences. Baby Giant specializes in the creation of healthy, sustainable IPs with exploitation potential in all media forms. The core foundation of all of Baby Giant's animated projects is that they are unique and distinct ideas and stories set in fantastic imaginary worlds. The studio was founded in 2016 by the US/ Canadian-filmmaker Jimmy Hayward, the US producer Christopher DiGiovanni and the German producers Daniel von Braun and Heiko Nemmert.



For nearly four decades, State Street Global Advisors has been committed to helping financial professionals and those who rely on them achieve their investment objectives. We partner with many of the world's largest, most sophisticated investors and financial intermediaries to help investors reach their goals through a rigorous, research-driven investment process spanning both indexing and active disciplines. With trillions* in assets under management, our scale and global reach offer clients access to markets, geographies and asset classes, and allow us to deliver thoughtful insights and innovative solutions.
State Street Global Advisors is the investment management arm of State Street Corporation.
* AUM reflects approximately $35.96 billion USD (as of June 30, 2019), with respect to which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) serves as marketing agent; SSGA FD and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.


Business management aspects of Corporate Excellence have been covered in specialist literature for more than 50 years. In 2001, Hérens Quality Asset Management was one of the first financial services providers worldwide to begin to systematically and globally apply the corresponding findings from the Corporate Excellence debate to stock selection.
The Corporate Excellence Award, seeks to recognize companies with excellent track records in terms of both their historical and current performance. Valuations are NOT taken into account. Regional awards are given on an annual basis and have been since nearly 15 years.


Education Partner:


The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, founded in 2002, is the world leader in alternative investment education. The CAIA Association is best known for the CAIA Charter. Earning the CAIA Charter is the gateway to becoming a member of the CAIA Association, a network of over 10,000 investment leaders located in 90+ countries. CAIA also offers the Fundamentals of Alternative Investments Certificate Program®, an online course that provides an introduction to alternative investing. CAIA is considered a leading authority on industry trends and developments worldwide. 



Environmental Partner:


We see the world as it is, and we’re compelled to make it better. IFAW explores new ways to improve conditions for animals, people, and the place we call home—and we’ve been leading the way for over 50 years. The problems we confront are urgent, complicated, and resistant to change. Solving them requires fresh thinking and bold action. So we look at the issues from different angles, make unexpected connections, and challenge the way things are done. Partnering with local communities, NGOs, and governments around the globe, we create real-world solutions that make an immediate and lasting impact. Let’s get to work.




Collaboration Partner:


The Swiss Private Equity & Corporate Finance Association (SECA) is the representative body for Switzerland's private equity, venture capital and corporate finance industries. SECA has the objective to promote private equity and corporate finance activities in Switzerland.     Members of the SECA include equity investment companies, banks, corporate finance advisors, auditing companies, management consultants, lawyers and private investors.



100 Women in Finance's more than 15,000 members strengthen the global finance industry by empowering women to achieve their professional potential at each career stage. Its members inspire, equip and advocate for a new generation of industry leadership, in which women and men serve as investment professionals and executives, equal in achievement and impact. Through Education, Peer Engagement and Impact, the organization furthers the progress of women who have chosen finance as a career, and enables their positive influence over pre-career young women.



Founded in 1996, CFA Society Switzerland is part of the worldwide network of CFA Institute member societies that lead the investment profession globally by promoting the highest standards of ethics, education, and professional excellence for the ultimate benefit of society. CFA Society Switzerland represents the interests of [number of] investment professionals in Switzerland through advocacy, education, events, and professional development. CFA Institute, the global association of investment professionals, sets the standard for professional excellence and credentials and is a champion of ethical behavior in investment markets and a respected source of knowledge in the global financial community. There are more than 170,000 CFA charterholders worldwide in 162 markets. For more information visit or follow us on socIal media.