2013 « Mieux Vivre Votre Argent » Corbeille Prize :

Financière de l’Echiquier, best management company over five years.

· Financière de l’Echiquier won the Corbeille Prize for the best management company over five years and ranked no. 3 in the category of best management companies over one year.
Four products ranges obtained the maximum score of 20/20 over five years.

Paris, 20 September 2013 – Financière de l’Echiquier was a double winner at the 28th Corbeilles prizes for asset management organised by French magazine Mieux Vivre Votre Argent.

The company took third place in the ranking for best asset manager over one year, but stood out particularly well over the longer term: eligible for the first time for the Corbeille prize for the best asset management company over five years, now that the Echiquier Oblig fund has reached this age, Financière de l’Echiquier came out directly at the top of the ranking.

This result was justified by the excellent performance of the range of funds over 2008-2013. Out of seven products assessed, four obtained the top score of 20/20. Echiquier Oblig, invested in eurozone company bonds, posted a 40.29% increase over five years. ARTY, a diversified fund invested in European equities and corporate bonds, has managed to successfully navigate periods of high volatility (+34.26% over 5 years). Equity fund Echiquier Major (+57.95%), focused on leading European company stocks, and the “carte blanche” Agressor fund (+38.92%) also obtained top scores.

“We are happy to see the work of our teams rewarded over time,” stated Didier le Menestrel, President of Financière de l’Echiquier, who added that “recognition of the entire range’s performance is a genuine achievement. Beyond the equities universe, we are particularly proud of our success in the bond market, which we first entered in 2007.”