Daniel Brem, director, works as a senior portfolio manager in the Total Return department at Credit Suisse. He has 20 years' experience in applying modern quantitative approaches to international portfolio management. He joined Credit Suisse in 2005 from Swiss Life Asset Management, where he managed the multi-billion Swiss franc European equity portfolio. Prior to that, he worked for UBS Asset Management, where he was responsible for several public equity funds. He has a bachelor of science in finance (cum laude) and an MBA with a concentration in investment management from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, California. He has been a CFA charterholder since 1992.
The investment objective is to achieve the highest possible overall performance, consisting of current income, price gains and currency gains (in terms of the reference currency) by taking advantage of the possibilities for international diversification in the equities, fixed income and alternative investment universe. A maximum of 40%of the Subfund's net assets shall be invested in alternative asset classes, such as real estate, commodities, private equity and hedge funds.