NS Partners – Best Portfolio Manager in the “Equity Global Blend” category at the Citywire Switzerland Awards 2023

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NS Partners wins best portfolio manager in the ‘equity-global blend’ category at the Citywire Switzerland Portfolio Manager and Group Awards 2023, on 21 March in Zurich

Citywire Zurich Awards event held at Alprausch Fabrik Zurich, CREDIT Dare & Hier Media

NS PARTNERS won the best portfolio manager prize in the “Equity – Global Blend” category of the Citywire Switzerland Portfolio Manager and Group Awards 2023. Pierre Mouton, manager of the DGC Stock Selection fund, came out on top of the 5 nominees for his results over the last 3 years.

The awards, which were presented last night by Citywire at its annual event at the Alprausch Fabrik in Zurich, recognise the best fund managers in 11 different categories. The methodology used recognises the Swiss fund manager with the best risk-adjusted return over three years. Only funds registered for public distribution in Switzerland are considered. Citywire analyses the results of 16,500 fund managers in 47 countries.

Pierre Mouton joined NS Partners in 2003. He is responsible for the group’s long only strategies and is a member of the Asset Allocation Committee. He has been managing the Luxembourg DGC – Stock Selection fund since its launch in 2013. Pierre Mouton has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry. After starting his career at AG2R La Mondiale, where he successively managed money market, bond and equity portfolios, he joined Fiduciary Trust in Geneva in 2000 as a portfolio manager. He holds a Master’s degree in finance, actuarial science and portfolio management from SKEMA Business School in Lille (France).

Pierre Mouton, Fund Manager and Head of Long Only Investments, said: “On behalf of NS Partners and my team, I am very honoured to have received this award, which recognises a disciplined investment philosophy that focuses on quality developed market stocks from around the world, combined to form a balanced portfolio. This is especially important to me because the methodology rewards risk-adjusted performance. Indeed, in my view, as a long-term investor, a result must always be assessed in the light of the risks incurred.”

2023.03.23 – Media release NS Partners – Citywire Switzerland Awards 2023


Pierre Mouton was speaking at the Citywire Switzerland awards, where he picked up the prize for best fund manager in the Equity – Global Blend category.

In the video interview above he also mentions that he finds it hard to identify quality in the utilities sector, and why he is drawn more towards industrials stocks.

He also spoke on his definition of quality stocks, why NS Partners avoids tilting too much towards either growth or value, and the importance of not being punished for overpaying.

Pierre Mouton video interview citywire awards





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Antonio Mira

Antonio Mira joined NS Partners in 2006 as Group Chief Financial Officer. He heads the corporate functions and is involved in coordinating and implementing the decisions of the Executive Committee.
An experienced bank auditor, Antonio started his career in 1995 with Arthur Andersen, where he worked for some 7 years before joining Ernst & Young in 2002 as a Senior Manager.
Antonio is a Swiss chartered accountant and a Business graduate of Lausanne University (HEC).

Sébastien Poiret

Sébastien Poiret joined NS Partners in 2008 and manages funds of hedge funds and private client mandates. He also oversees the development of the Group’s offices in Mauritius.

Prior to joining NS Partners, he served as a Trader, Head of Manager research and Portfolio Manager in the USA and Switzerland for a single hedge fund (1998-2004) and for Optimal (2004-2008), Grupo Santander’s fund-of-hedge funds operations.

Sébastien holds a Bachelor’s degree in Corporate Finance from the ESPEME Business School (EDHEC Group) and an MBA in Finance and Economics from the Institute of Business Administration, both in Nice.

Abir Oreibi

Abir Oreibi joined the Board of the NS Partners Group in 2018, where she brings her truly international perspective and rich experience.
Among many other ventures, Abir set up’s first European office. After living and working in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Bangkok and London, she now lives in Geneva, where she is CEO of Lift Events, an organization that identifies technology trends, their business and social impact through the organization of events and open innovation programs. Issues related to the challenges and opportunities created by new technologies as well as the strategic responses from organizations are at the heart of Lift’s activities.
Abir holds a BA in Political Sciences from the University of Geneva. She is an investor, and member of advisory and innovation boards.

Romain Pidoux, CAIA

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Romain Pidoux joined NS Partners in 2011 and heads the Group’s Risk Management.
He started his financial career in 2005 as Head of Quantitative Analysis for a Swiss Family Office, selecting funds and managing portfolio allocation. In 2008, he switched to the alternative world and joined Peak Partners as hedge funds analyst.
He is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) and holds a Master’s degree in international relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies at Geneva University.

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