Press Release

Montrusco Bolton expands European presence in partnership with Universal Investment 

Marketing Communication


03. August 2023

Frankfurt am Main

  • Canadian asset manager launches second fund with Universal Investment in Luxembourg
  • US equity strategy with an established 14-year track record that is benchmarked against the S&P 500 Index

Canadian asset management firm Montrusco Bolton expands its presence in Europe and internationally with a new fund for US Equities. The fund has been launched in collaboration with Universal Investment Group, one of the leading Super ManCos and fund administrators in Europe. This takes place after the successful launch of Montrusco Bolton’s UI I – Montrusco Bolton Global Equity Fund which reached USD 300 million of assets in fifteen months.

Structured as a Luxembourg SICAV vehicle, the UI I – Montrusco Bolton US Equity Fund aims to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in 20-40 actively managed holdings through a bottom-up investment approach that integrates ESG considerations into the investment process. The underlying strategy was initiated in Canada already in 1986 and has been the responsibility of Jean David Meloche as Head of Global Equities and his team since 2008. Since then the fund has outperformed its benchmark, the S&P 500 index, 11 years out of 14. The Montrusco Bolton US Equity Fund will be available to investors in Luxembourg, Germany and Austria Already at launch, the fund has received over USD 100 million in investment commitments.

Commenting on the launch, Sylvain Boulé, President and CEO of Montrusco Bolton, said: “We are very excited to make the US Equity strategy accessible through a SICAV vehicle which will allow a larger group of investors to manage their US market exposure when making their asset allocation. In Universal Investment we found the perfect partner to support us with knowledge, expertise and an unprecedented network.” Marcus Kuntz, Area Head Sales & Fund Distribution at Universal Investment commented: "More than ever, investors are looking for fund managers who beat their benchmark over the long term. Through our fund service platform, we connect investors together with truly active fund managers. That's why we're delighted to expand our great partnership with Montrusco Bolton with the launch of our second joint fund.”

Montrusco Bolton manages USD 10.7 billion in assets. The Global and US Equity team seeks to generate alpha through a disciplined and repeatable process that focuses on mispriced stock selection and minimising risks where they don’t have a competitive advantage. The team aims at delivering attractive risk-adjusted returns by adopting a long-term investment approach based on rigorous fundamental investment principles and building high-conviction yet diversified portfolios to generate sustainable alpha. 

The SFDR Article 8 fund targets high quality companies focusing on the following six pillars: Planet, People & Society, Governance, Productivity & Partnerships, Operations and Disclosure. The investment manager’s evaluation of companies is based on exclusion criteria. The investment strategy has ESG factors embedded into each step of the investment process (e.g. screening, monitoring and sell decision). 

About Montrusco Bolton

Montrusco Bolton Investments Inc. is a Canadian boutique asset manager, firmly established with roots tracing back to 1946, with approximately USD 10.7 billion in assets under management as of June 30, 2023. Headquartered in Montreal, the firm has an entrepreneurial culture with long-term strategic partners, a robust infrastructure and a sound governance, as well as a diversified investment offering. The company is privately owned and independent and serves institutional clients in North America, Europe and Asia. Montrusco Bolton has been a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment since 2011.


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