The privately held Netherlands-based Schildershoven Group came to the international capital markets as an institutional investor in 1997.
At present, our core business lines are investment advisory across the global EM & HY fixed income, and involvement in execution of the relevant trades on the OTC markets. The investing strategies that we employ within our advisory business commonly involve composition of globally diversified Eurobond portfolios of corporate issuers in investment and sub-investment grades. Under our advice the investments are regularly replaced/rotated to achieve a better performance, which also results in a consistent flow of trades that are taken care of by our sales persons. We avoid concentrating on a sector or a region, and pursue both long-term investment value and short-term trading opportunities internationally.
Schildershoven client base is mainly comprised of institutional clients in Europe / FSU.
Our regular market counterparts include high profile, well-established first-tier international financial institutions as well as smaller, agile local investors: banks, funds, multi-family offices, etc. An overwhelming majority of our counterparts are regulated in the countries where they are domiciled.
Our annual Eurobond trading turnover exceeds US$ 5 billion.
THE SCHILDERSHOVEN DIFFERENCE
• Experts In The International Capital Markets
Since the launch of our securities business over 15 years ago, fixed income products remain the central part of the Schildershoven worldwide operations. The firm has successfully weathered the challenges the financial industry has been exposed to.
Issuer due diligence and credit analysis are the key components of our investing process.
• Infrastructural Superiority: In-House Trade Execution
Unlike most of our peers, who manage portfolios under the traditional model of outsourcing their prime brokerage, we strongly believe that this function must also be performed in-house.
The ability to exercise control over pricing sources and maintain direct access to markets gives investors unparalleled freedom of choice. Our strong ties with the local liquidity providers form a wide and efficient alternative liquidity net of more than 700 counterparties worldwide that we use to achieve reliable pricing. This approach has proved itself to be especially effective during stressful times, when asset liquidity drains fast and becomes a highly desired market resource.
• Balanced Strategy
The firm applies its investing skills to portfolios with different risk profiles. Our special expertise in high yield and emerging markets fixed income helps us make event-driven investments, while other markets and strategies contribute to our ability to provide consistent absolute returns.
• Unbiased Global Approach To Investing
There are neither regional concentrations in our global allocations, nor are there national ties or priorities
given to any specific segment. The only solid decision-making criteria directs funds under our guidance is
the risk tolerance of our respective investors for the expected reward.
• Local Market Penetration
Risk assessment is the key element in any investment management process, and in order to do this job well, we go beyond the news headlines and the public data feeds. We do what most portfolio managers are very limited of – our traders and analysts go to the region where their trade ideas are supposed to work; they speak with the locals, find the information that is relevant to the proposed investment, and provide our clients with both the local sentiment and the tight pricing.
• Capital At Call
Typically, we work with investments that are made with a strong preference for liquid financial instruments, where two-way markets exist at all times.