Newsletter No. 25

December 18, 2013

With this newsletter, we are pleased to update you on the latest developments concerning fundinfo.


Christmas Donations

Once again this year, instead of sending out Christmas cards and gifts, fundinfo has decided to make donations to various aid organisations, namely the following:

– Swiss Cancer League
– Doctors without Borders
– PluSport (Swiss disability sports)
– Swiss Blind Union
– Good Hearts Organisation

So in case you are wondering where your Christmas card or gift from fundinfo has ended up, we hope that these donations will bring equal joy and happiness.


fundinfo Officially Approved by the Belgian FSMA

On 17 September 2013 was officially approved by the Belgian FSMA as a website for the publication of fund prices and legal notices. This makes fundinfo the second electronic platform – after the website of the Belgian Fund Association – to be granted this status.

The Belgian fund market went live on on 1 December 2013. As a result, all users of our platform have access to fund documents, data, mandatory publications and ratings for funds registered for sale in Belgium.


fundinfo goes live in UK

On 1 September 2013 we went live with UK on As a result, users of our platform can now access the fund documents, data, ratings and videos for funds registered for sale in UK.


Did You Miss the Event Forum?

The annual Aberdeen or Allianz events are well worth attending. However, if you missed the impressive guest speakers and their statements, you can now catch up by watching the video. Fundinfo now also offers event coverage and produces entertaining interviews and image videos  employing professional camera operators – you’ll even catch a few laughs as well as women power in the auditorium. If a microphone fails or a presentation hits a glitch, the video can be edited to include just the main points. If the event takes place in different locations, interviews are recorded once and used across Europe. Two weeks later, the client is presented with a professional cut and can send a link to those who missed the Event.


fundinfo videos with Chinese subtitle

There is no single Chinese language: in Singapore, traditional Chinese is understood but is not a national language; In Hong Kong it is a national language, although Cantonese is spoken; The language spoken in China is Mandarin, although it is not written. In addition, the Taiwanese use different hieroglyphs altogether. Anyone seeking an insight into the Asian region is immediately faced with the next challenge, namely that of interpreting the characters.

The team sweated blood when it received its first video commission for Chinese. How do you go about checking a translation? Which characters go where in a video when adding subtitles? The production process required a small extra step. The web programme needed upgrading: the programme did not include Chinese. Our production partners were alerted. The client should not perceive any problem. In editing the video, all the text was placed in a carefully considered way, and the client showed great patience. If a symbol was out of place, it was carefully and respectfully moved.

The result speaks for itself: Investec is the first client with three videos subtitled in traditional Chinese. Users signed in as “professional investors in Switzerland” can watch the three videos. All one has to do is select the correct language…


Written language: simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese
Spoken language: Mandarin

Written language: traditional Chinese
Spoken language: Cantonese (dialect)

Written language: traditional Chinese
Spoken language: Mandarin

V.R. China:
Written language: simplified Chinese
Spoken language: Mandarin


We welcome any suggestions, requests and questions, which will help us continue to improve and make our fund platform as useful and valuable a tool as possible.

Yours faithfully,

Your team


We would like to take this opportunity to thank the following premium members for their support:

Global Premium Member
Aberdeen Amundi AXA Investment Managers BlackRock
BNP Paribas Investment Partners Credit Suisse AM Deka Dexia
DWS Franklin Templeton HSBC Invesco
J.P. Morgan Asset Management M&G Investments Morgan Stanley Investment Management Neuberger Berman
Nordea Schroders Swiss & Global Asset Management AG UBS
Country Premium Member
Allianz Global Investors Fidelity IFM Independent Fund Management AG Pictet
Robeco Sparinvest VP Bank