After the sale of the family holdings in An-Hyp, Devos Lemmens and Frisk in the 90s, the Mercier family and the Vanderlinden family decided in 2000 to entrust the management of their assets to Stéphane (Mercier) and Thomas (Vanderlinden). From the start the goal has been to increase the purchasing power of the family assets and to safeguard it for the next generations. Both the name Mercier Vanderlinden and the credo "We Take it Personally" are an expression of their personal commitment to their clients.
Common interest, personal commitment
By investing our family capital together with yours, we become partners and we are personnally committed to our relationship with you. This allows us to work fully independently and transparently.
Asset management, whereby the managers invest their family assets along with those of their clients, is the perfect way to avoid conflicts of interest.
We think like entrepreneurs and are convinced that short-term thinking or following fleeting trends will only produce unsatisfactory results. When investing, we have a long-term focus, which shields us from unnecessary transactions based on short-term thinking.
Our investment model is based on simplicity, whereby we concentrate our offering on 3 portfolios. Our clients and we invest in one of these funds or a combination thereof. This simplicity enables us to focus all our attention on the quality of our investments based on fundamental analysis.
By investing your capital in the same portfolios as the managing partners and their families, the interests converge completely and you know who handles your portfolio.
"We have two classes of forecasters: Those who don’t know – and those who don’t know they don’t know."
Our added value
"Our clients invest in the same portfolio as the founding families. Consequently, we have common interests. The managing partners handle the management of your portfolio, so you know exactly to whom you entrust your portfolio management."
Simplicity & specialisation
"Mercier Vanderlinden has adopted a very simple investment model. By limiting ourselves to three investment portfolios, we can develop a much higher degree of specialisation and expertise in terms of investment."
Vincent de Pret
Independence & transparency
"Mercier Vanderlinden is a fully independent manager. This means that we are not bound by brokerage fees or financial products, which allows us to think long-term."
Vigilance & stability
"Mercier Vanderlinden puts the focus on a vigilant and stable long-term investment strategy. We offer our clients quality investments, which should hold up in difficult times."
Frédéric Van Doosselaere
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