The Company

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Company Profile

smn is a private and independent financial services company based in Vienna, Austria. The company is licensed as Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) by the Austrian Financial Markets Authority (FMA). smn was founded in 1996 by Alexander Svoboda, Christian Mayer and Michael Neubauer as a client oriented provider of innovative financial solutions. These are either packaged in fund structures or offered via product or advisory concepts.

The company focuses on the business lines Managed Futures, Systematic Equity Strategies and acts as exclusive sales agent for the products of Geneva s private banking group Union Bancaire Privee in Austria. Due to its long track record and the deep expertise in the field of Alternative Investments smn also acts as an advisor for institutional investors.

All products managed by smn rely on a fully systematic investment process. All investment decisions are based on objective, quantitative criteria and are free of human discretion. This principle is applied at all stages of the investment process of the Managed Futures products as well as the Systematic Equity Strategies.

Substantial investments into the company s funds by the company s founding partners, managers and employees ensure the alignment of interest between the investors and the company. Client orientation as well as the highest standards in transparency towards our investors are very important elements in our corporate culture.

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History

1996
smn Investment Services GmbH, Vienna, Austria is founded by Alexander Svoboda, Christian Mayer and Michael Neubauer;
Start "smn Diversified Futures Fund"- Managed Futures Fund based in Luxemburg.

1997
smn Investment Services Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda is founded to act as investment manager; Start of "Alternative Investment Fund" - Fund of Hedge Funds.

2004
Cooperation with Union Bancaire Privee in the field of Fund of Hedge Funds/Manager Due Diligence.

2007
Start as Exclusive Sales Agent for UBP/UBAM products in Austria.

2012
Start "C-QUADRAT SMN Equity Trend Plus" - Systematic Global Equity Fund.

2014
Termination of Business Line "Fund of Hedge Funds"
smn Investment Services Vienna is licensed according to AIFMD regulations and acts as Portfolio and Risk Manager for smn's Manged Futures and Systematic Equity Funds .

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AWARDS

SMN DIVERSIFIED FUTURES FUND


CTA INTELLIGENCE EUROPEAN PEFORMANCE AWARDS 2017
Trend-follower under $ 100m

 

Eurohedge Awards 2015

Eurohedge Awards 2014

Hedgepo.com              HFM Awards 2015 

              

BarclayHedge

Top Performing CTA in 2014

PREQIN GLOBAL HEDGE FUND REPORT

Top Performing Funds in 2014

BARRON's MAGAZINE

WORLD Hedge Fund Top 100

18. Place / Period 2008
47. Place / Period 2010

 

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS AWARD 2017

Category: Managed-Futures Trend Following

  
         Period: 3 Years  

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS AWARD 2015

Category: Managed-Futures Trend Following

 
         Period: 1 Year              Period: 5 Years

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS AWARD 2012

Category: Managed-Futures

 
       Period: 5 Years           Period: 3 Years

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS AWARD 2011

Category: Managed-Futures Trend Following Volatility 20-30

 
       Period: 5 Years             Period: 1 Year              Period: 3 Years

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS AWARD 2010

Category: Single System Trend Following Volatility > 15
2. Place:  Period 3 Years
3. Place:  Period 5 Years

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS AWARD 2009

Category: Managed-Futures Trend Following Volatility 20-30
1. Place:  Period 3 Years
2. Place:  Period 5 Years
3. Place:  Period 1 Year

ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS AWARD 2008

Category: Managed-Futures Trend Following Volatility 20-30
2. Place:  Period 5 Years
3. Place:  Period 1 Year

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Management

Gernot Heitzinger, CEFA

Gernot Heitzinger is Managing Director responsible for Portfolio Management and Client Relations. He also acts as the company s speaker. He started his asset management career in 1990. His former functions include fund management equities and Chief Investment Officer. Prior joining smns management team in 2004 he worked for ERSTE Sparinvest, ÖPAG Pensionskassen AG and INVESCO.

Roland Gollenbeck

Roland Gollenbeck, Managing Director, is responsible for Risk Management, Operations and Finance. He started his career in the late 1980s at Schoeller Daten Service to develop an IT-based settlement system for securities. Since then he held a number of management functions in IT companies. He joined smn in 2002, his former responsibilities already included Corporate Risk Management and Operations as well as Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering.

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Corporate Governance

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Corporate Governance

smn is licensed as Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) and is supervised by the Austrian Financial Markets Authority (FMA – www.fma.gv.at). "Corporate Governance" comprises smns legal framework as well as the company s values and principles of prudent corporate management and revision. smn Investment Services GmbH as provider and manager of investment products always acts in an honest, sustainable way in the best interest of our clients. smn Investment Services GmbH in performing its business activities will respect all its duties and regulatory guidelines independently and to the best interest of financial markets. To comply with all these principles and regulations smn has set up a number of internal guidelines.

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Location

smn Investment Services GmbH
Rotenturmstrasse 16-18, A-1010 Vienna
AUSTRIA

T: +43 1 513 25 51
F: +43 1 513 79 41
office@smn.at