Flossbach von Storch - Foundation Defensive R

Flossbach von Storch - Foundation Defensive offers professional and efficient asset management for charitable foundations; its objective is to generate sustainable returns and preserve the value of the investment. According to the principle of risk diversification, the fund management invests globally in equities, bonds, convertible bonds, currencies, gold (indirectly) and investment funds. Derivatives may be used for hedging purposes or to optimise earnings; up to 35% of the portfolio may be invested in equities. When selecting individual stocks, the fund management uses rating models developed in-house, as well as sustainability criteria. The fund pays a dividend once per year. The sub-fund is actively managed. The fund manager determines, regularly reviews and, if necessary, adjusts the composition of the portfolio exclusively in accordance with the criteria specified in the investment policy. The sub-fund is not managed in reference to a index.

Authorised for distribution:AT, CH, DE, LI, LU
Fund type / legal structure:UCITS / FCP
Fund currency:EUR
Launch date:5 January 2021
Financial year end:30 September
Income utilisation:Distribution
Management company:Flossbach von Storch Invest S.A.
Custodian bank / Paying agent:DZ PRIVATBANK S.A.
Manager:Flossbach von Storch AG
Fund assets: EUR
Redemption price: EUR
Issue price*: EUR
Ongoing charges:1.66%
which includes a management fee of:1.56%
Performance fee:
Issue surcharge:up to 5.00%

* incl. max. issue surcharge 5.00%

Source: Custodian bank / Paying agent

In accordance with regulatory requirements, we are not permitted to provide performance figures for this fund, as it has been active for less than a year.

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  • Flexible investment policy without benchmarking.
  • Risk is broadly diversified by investing in a range of asset classes (e.g. equities, bonds, convertible bonds, and precious metals indirect). Market potential can be exploited by investing across a wide range.
  • Investing in assets denominated in a foreign currency can have a positive impact on unit values as a result of exchange-rate movements.
  • Derivatives can be used to increase potential yields.
  • Precious metals indirect (e.g. in the form of gold) can be used to increase potential yields.


  • Market risks: The securities in which the Management Company invests the sub-fund assets present opportunities for gain but also the possibility of risk. If a sub-fund invests directly or indirectly in securities and other assets, it is subject to many general trends and tendencies on the markets, which are sometimes attributable to irrational factors, particularly on the securities markets. Losses can occur when the market value of the assets decreases against the cost price. If a unit holder disposes of units in a sub-fund at a time when the quoted price of the sub-fund assets is less than at the time of investment, then the unit holder will not recover the full value of the investment. While each sub-fund constantly strives to achieve growth, growth cannot be guaranteed. The risk exposure of the investor is, however, limited to the sum invested. There is no obligation to make additional capital contributions beyond investors' investments.
  • Currency risks: If a sub-fund holds assets which are denominated in foreign currencies, it shall be subject to currency risk. In the event of a devaluation of the foreign currency against the reference currency of the subfund, the value of the assets held in foreign currencies shall fall.
  • Credit risks: The fund may invest part of its assets in bonds. The issuers of these bonds could become insolvent, causing the bonds to lose some or all of their value.
  • Interest change risks: Investing in securities at a fixed rate of interest is connected with the possibility that the current interest rate at the time of issuance of a security could change. If the current interest rate increases as against the interest at the time of issue, fixed rate securities will generally decrease in value. Conversely, if the current interest rate falls, fixed rate securities will increase.
  • Risks relating to the use of derivatives: The fund may enter into derivative transactions for the purposes listed in the KIID and the sales prospectus. This means increased opportunities, but also increased risk of losses. The use of derivatives to hedge against losses may also reduce the profit opportunities of the fund.
  • Risks of precious metals and commodities: Precious metals and commodities may be subject to greater price fluctuations. Trading prices may also fall.