Conservative asset management

for private individuals and foundations

Laaken Asset Management N.V.

Laaken represents conservative, transparent and high quality asset management. The goal of the company is to thoroughly manage the capital of private individuals, family offices, endowments and charities.Partners at Laaken possess many years of experience in the financial sector and have accomplished good investment returns, as visible in the charts below. Client capital is invested globally based on economic fundamentals with a strong emphasis on liquidity and daily tradability.

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“Money will not manage itself”

Walter Bagehot 1827 - 1877

Excellent trackrecord

Laaken attained above average returns for its clients. Partially due to successfully avoiding excessive losses in the portfolios and a strong emphasis on liquidity.

Global

A truly independent asset manager with a worldwide network via partners and employees in Amsterdam, the United States and Singapore.

Active asset allocation

When deemed necessary, more liquidity and fixed income is retained. In more favourable times a larger part of the portfolio is invested in real assets.

No accumulation of costs

Laaken has minimal investments in products and funds. By investing in self-selected, solid stocks and bonds, risk and cost efficient portfolios are constructed and constantly monitored.

Our services

Individual mandate

The core activity of Laaken Asset Management is managing individual portfolios. The asset management mandate is executed in the client's account at a renowned Dutch and foreign custody bank of choice. This service is offered to clients with investable capital starting from EUR 1.000.000. In an individual mandate client portfolios are invested in line with a model portfolio or can be tailor-made.

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Investment funds

Clients can also choose to participate in one of the Laaken investments funds. By offering participation in funds Laaken can attain more diversified investments for its clients. Furthermore, the funds have a V.A.T. cost advantage. For clients with investable capital starting from EUR 250.000 this can be a cost efficient solution to follow one of the model portfolios.

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Investment Strategy

Important ways to retain the value of capital are: emphasising the importance of liquid and conservatively constructed investment portfolios, keeping cost low and be vigilant for irreparable losses in the portfolio of clients. The investment philosophy of Laaken is that risk and cost efficient portfolios can be realised by investing in individual stocks, bonds and alternative investments with a long term view.

With this view the company aims to add value in all asset classes. In equity, worldwide and solid investments are selected of companies that have a strong balance sheet (low debt), good growth expectations, reliable management and acceptable valuations. The bond allocation in the portfolio also consists of direct individual investments including government, corporate, variable rate and convertible bonds.

In the investment policy the importance of liquidity and daily tradability is emphasized. Portfolios can be set up or made liquid on a daily basis. Selecting direct investments in stocks and bonds avoids unnecessary accumulation of cost.

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Partners

Jolmer Gerritse

Jolmer started working in the financial services industry in The Netherlands in 1971. He co-founded SNS Securities in 1981, and Laaken Asset Management in 2005. He has been responsible for the financial well-being of institutional clients, private clients, and foundations. Together with Sem he forms the daily management of Laaken. Within the investment committee Jolmer emphasises individual stocks and bonds.

Rijnhard van Tets

Served as member and as adviser of the managing board of ABN AMRO Bank up to 2007. Rijnhard is non executive chairman of Petrofac Ltd., BNP Paribas OBAM, Euronext Amsterdam and Euronext N.V. He serves as chairman of the Laaken investment committee where he makes valuable contribution to the macro economic view, supperted by economic analyses.

Raoul Witteveen

Graduated from Erasmus University in general and business economics. His working experience includes Thyssen-Bornemisza Group in London, management buy outs such as Bols in Amsterdam and Interpool in New York, and successful start-ups: Trac Lease, Blueline, Ocean Point Development. Raoul divides his time between Singapore, New York and Amsterdam and shares his views on the world economy for the investment process.

Sem Ongering

Before graduating from his dual master's degree in business economics at the University of Amsterdam and Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Sem was already working at Laaken Asset Management and after an internship at Rabobank Private Equity he starting working full-time in 2011. Sem finished his Chartered Financial Analyst exams and has recently entered the board of Laaken.

Investment outlook

02-04-2015

Our model portfolios generated very high returns over the first three months, equal to two years of expected average return. Paired with a rise in volatility and increased dependence on political decisions this makes for an uncertain environment. We are going through unprecedented times. Central banks in developed markets have increased their balance sheets from four to eleven U.S. Dollar trillion in the past seven years. The announced ECB bond buying program implies the central bank plans to buy three billion Euro worth of bonds every business day until September 2016. (click to continue reading)

Contact

Visiting address
Keizersgracht 534
NL 1017 EK Amsterdam

Postal address
P.O. Box 15942
NL 1001 NK Amsterdam

tel | 020 - 535 33 66
fax | 020 - 535 33 60
email | info@laaken.nl

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