About

Since 1964,
we have just one objective:
To find the best solution
for you.

NS
SELECTING MANAGERS

We have a talent:

To pick the best talents

You deserve the best fund managers.

This is why our teams travel the world to find exceptional talents. Year after year, we establish long-lasting relationships with a wide network of the best money managers worldwide.

As seasoned experts in the most sophisticated asset management techniques, we understand the benefits and limits of each strategy.

So, after a careful and stringent selection process, we combine the best-of-breed to build multi-manager portfolios with specific risk/reward features.

Values

Nothing great can be achieved

without a strong set of values.

Strengths

No success is sustainable without
truly compelling strengths.

Independence and alignment of interests

100% owned by our management, we are fiercely independent and free from any external pressure that would hinder our impartiality. We invest alongside our clients, thus ensuring that our interests are fully aligned.

Network

Thanks to strong relationships built over the years, we have established an extensive worldwide contact network. This gives you a privileged access to off-the-limelight managers and to funds otherwise unavailable or closed to new investors.

Compelling track record

Since 1964, we have established a proven track-record of delivering superior absolute returns, with a focus on limiting downside risk.

Flexibility

Client-centric by nature, we know that a “one size fits all” approach really fits no one. And our agile structure makes us very responsive.

Expertise

We have developed a unique know-how in selecting the best fund managers and in combining them to build robust and top-performing portfolios.

Discipline

Our results rely on rigorous investment processes based on fundamental research and stringent risk management.

Over Fifty Five Years
of Discovering Talents
Over Fifty Five Years
of Discovering Talents

1964 The birth of a new vision

In 1964, Beat Notz, a truly independent and visionary mind, imagined a new wealth management concept.

1967 The arrival of a new generation

During the decades that followed, we discovered and invested with some of the most talented fund managers of the modern era.

1967 The first UCITS fund

On 28 April 1967, we established our first Luxembourg-based long only collective investment vehicle, DGC SICAV (later rebranded Diversified Growth Company), which became the first UCITS fund in Luxembourg.

1974 Haussmann Holdings

Able to deliver consistent absolute returns, but secretive and often difficult to understand, hedge funds can be a challenging investment for private investors.

1975 Christian Stucki

In 1975, Beat Notz partnered with his friend Christian Stucki to create Notz Stucki & Cie.

1977 Expanding to London

Thanks to its long tradition of colonial trade and its liberal regulation of financial exchanges, London established itself in the 1970s as the global hub for international investing and the European centre of expertise in asset management.

1979 Asia - The new frontier

In the years following the 1973 oil crisis, most developed economies were undergoing a long-lasting recession. At the same time, the emerging Asian Tigers were exporting their manufactured goods worldwide and enjoying exceptionally high growth rates.

1987 Lynx

As the less efficient markets of Europe provided good investment opportunities, in 1987 we decided to look for European hedge funds. At the time, the only place where you could find talented managers was London. But the British traders trying to set up their own hedge funds had a hard time finding investors in Switzerland.

1990 The United States of Europe

In the 1980s, Europe became a huge market for asset management, thanks to the first UCITS Directive, adopted in 1985. This allowed the creation of euro-compatible investment funds and thus the advent of a single European market for investment.

1994 Aruna

In the 90s, India initiated a deep economic liberalisation program, opening the doors of the world’s sixth largest economy to foreign investment.

1998 Nurturing in-house talent

After having relied for 30 years on combining outside talent to build multi-manager portfolios, we decided to complement this unique expertise by launching our own single-manager strategies, in particular with funds based on promising investment themes.

2000-2008 The Golden Age

In 2000, the dot-com bubble burst and the world’s stock markets fell sharply.

2008 Darwinism in the hedge funds industry

Alas, unlike in 2000, hedge funds suffered heavily during the 2008 financial crisis. Indeed, driven to complacency by the influx of capital and rising markets, many alternative managers massively increased their risk and leverage.

2013 It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Super ManCo!

In December 2013, our Luxembourg entity became the 1st Super ManCo in Luxembourg to be granted the AIFM License, the Management Company under Chapter 15 of the UCITS Law license, as well as the extended Licenses covering both UCITS and AIFM Management Company non-core/extended services.

2021 A New Start

In 2021, with a new generation on board and in order to reflect the evolution of our activities, we have changed our brand name to NS Partners.

  • 1964 The birth
  • 1967 The arrival of a new generation
  • 1967 The first UCITS fund
  • 1974 Haussmann Holdings
  • 1975 Christian Stucki
  • 1977 Expanding to London
  • 1979 Asia - The new frontier
  • 1987 Lynx
  • 1990 The United States of Europe
  • 1994 Aruna
  • 1998 Nurturing in-house talent
  • 2000-2008 The Golden Age
  • 2008 Darwinism in the hedge funds industry
  • 2013 It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a Super ManCo!
  • 2021 A New Start
key facts
+55 years' experience
+110 skilled employees
11 CHF bn AuM

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