We view a clearly formulated, systematically practised corporate culture as the basis for our long-term success as an asset manager. Transparency, open communication, mutual respect, team spirit and entrepreneurial incentives therefore constitute the principles of our corporate culture. We are proud of the tremendous success that Fisch has achieved over the past 25 years thanks to this enduring corporate philosophy. We are also convinced of the need to continue along this positive path – as long as we remain true to our principles.
Mutual respect is the basis of our corporate culture. This respect requires each of us to consider the views and beliefs of our colleagues and to incorporate these into a constantly developing dialogue.
Views can only be drawn on efficiently and profitably if communication works smoothly. Open communication is fundamental. In our company, every individual not only has the right but also a duty to share their personal viewpoint. This is because diversity underlies the potential and strength of a team.
Individual abilities and potential can be deployed to optimum effect when all members of a team are fully informed and as a result act on the basis of shared knowledge. We believe this transparency is another decisive factor for the long-term success of our company. The rule therefore is everyone must know everything! What’s more, the flow of information also leads to satisfaction among all our colleagues.
Entrepreneurial incentives likewise help ensure internal satisfaction. Thus, in principle, anyone can become a shareholder in the company. Salaries are based on the performance of all products as well as the company, and not on the return of an individual fund. We are also systematically transparent on the subject of remuneration. We all know how much our colleagues earn. Salary disclosure forces the Executive Committee to communicate openly and fairly with all employees.
Truly upholding these principles encourages trust and fosters an unmistakeable team spirit. It also ensures a high level of motivation – one that can move mountains. By trusting in these qualities, we are convinced that we as a team can continue to move ahead in the same direction in difficult times as well as good times. This continuity is one of the most important components of lasting outperformance – particularly in the sensitive investment business.
Our corporate culture applies both internally and externally. Respect, transparency and communication can be expected by all our business partners and investors. It is on this basis that we strive day-in and day-out to build successful, satisfied client relationships for the long term.
We walk the talk when it comes to sustainability, which benefits both, our company and our products (sustainability concept).
The Fisch Academy is an internal institution for the training and development of employees and which has the aim of ensuring cooperation with universities and research institutions.
Training Programme for Apprentices
Fisch is a company that believes in training. Every two years we take on a new commercial and IT apprentice. The training of young people is a matter of course for us.
In our "finance brush-up”, we take on a regular basis an in-depth look at a different financial topic. This series of lectures is aimed at all employees and clients interested in a practical introduction to financial market theory as well as in deepening their knowledge.
In “finance spotlight”, a topical issue from the world of finance is examined and discussed in detail on a monthly basis. This training series is aimed at all employees and clients who have completed the finance brush-up and wish to concentrate on current topics on an in-depth basis.
The aim is to keep abreast of the latest developments and develop practice-related applications in cooperation with academic institutions.
With ETH Zurich, for example, we have developed a genetic optimiser that addresses the specific requirements of convertible bond research. Fisch employees give lectures and we also assist with thesis work on a regular basis. Fisch sits on the Programme Committee of the Institute for Quantitative Investment Research, which funds research projects by the world’s best-suited academic institutions.