Big themes, major opportunities

With volt, you can flexibly add numerous investment themes to your portfolio. Set your investment up for additional return potential and participate in the progress of these themes.

  • CleanTech

    Our environment is subject to ever-increasing stress factors. Fortunately, governments and companies alike are working on solutions: from clean energy to resource efficiency. With "Cleantech", you can participate in the success of companies driving this positive change through innovative technology.

  • Megatrends

    Thematic investments are experiencing a worldwide boom. And the range of topics is wide: from the energy transition to cannabis. With the "VF II - Megatrends Fund", volt by Vontobel investors have the attractive opportunity to participate in 13 promising future themes based on megatrends in one fell swoop.

  • Change for Good

    Many companies in the market are not only economically successful but also take their social and environmental responsibilities very seriously. Invest in companies identified by our experts that have found clever ways to combine good returns with sustainability.

  • Smart Farming

    What will we eat tomorrow? This is the question 9.8 billion people will be asking themselves in 2050. This growth in population will mean that food production will have to increase 70 percent. Smart farming can increase the world’s harvest by two thirds. We estimate that this market will grow 6 percent per year in the years ahead.

  • Disruptors

    Airbnb, Uber, Amazon – these three disruptors have fundamentally changed established sectors. Innovative companies successfully meet changing consumer demands with technological advantages and service offers, as well as tapping into new markets and target groups.

  • NextGen Brands

    Strong brands are intangible assets through which a company can achieve a dominant market position and above-average returns. Competitors can hardly copy brands, and, once established, brands are associated with relatively low costs. Companies that have a strong brand often outperform the broad market.

  • Smart Healthcare

    Pill-shaped microsensors, connected doctor’s offices, hospitals, pharmacies, and health insurers, robotic-assisted surgical systems, health apps, and wearables: Digitization is revolutionizing healthcare and will boost efficiency, while lowering costs. We estimate that the market will reach USD 20 billion by 2025 (today: USD 5 billion).

  • Dividend Achievers

    Turbulent times can also lead to changing investor behavior. One alternative may be shares in companies that regularly distribute dividends over a long period. Such securities are very popular as a kind of interest replacement – for obvious reasons.

  • E-Commerce

    Business hours? A thing of the past! These days, an entire generation shops around the clock. Millennials, whose peak consumption and earning years still lie ahead of them, are likely to keep e-commerce growing faster than average in the years ahead, too.

  • Swiss Equities

    The Swiss equity market offers a wide selection of reliably managed companies operating in promising sectors. The local stock market reflects the innovative and globally networked Swiss economy.

  • Fintech

    Fintech companies use technology-based systems to provide financial services that offer their customers benefits such as lower costs, greater efficiency, transparency, and independence.

  • Robotics

    The very first industrial robots saw the neon light of the factories 20 years ago. A lot has happened since then. Today, sophisticated sensors and advances in software technology are allowing us to venture into new spheres. Robots are gaining the ability to move in the real world, to react to unplanned events, and to engage in interactions. This marks the dawn of the real era of robotics and opens up exciting investment opportunities.

  • E-Sports and Gaming

    E-Sports and Gaming are the big players in the entertainment industry and have overtaken the film and music industry. E-Sports professionals are celebrated as modern gladiators and could soon carry the Olympic torch. And the potential is huge: With their smartphones, almost 4 billion people carry a gaming device with them.

  • Aqua

    Water is an irreplaceable commodity and supplies are limited. Although the oceans are full of it, only one in a thousand liters is drinkable. These facts collide with the increasing water consumption of mankind. Innovative solutions are needed more than ever to tap, treat, secure and clean water.

  • Cloud Computing

    Whether it’s banks looking to develop a fintech app, grocers setting up e-commerce platforms, or car manufacturers automating their production lines, when it comes to hardware and software, more and more companies are turning to a cloud solution. In other words, they simply rent computing power, storage space and the applications they need online. This is not only more efficient than purchasing and operating their own IT infrastructure, but also allows them to scale the resources they use at short notice. Welcome to the era of cloud computing.

  • Opportunities

    Through "Opportunities" you invest in individual securities which, in Vontobel's opinion, have upside potential due to the current market situation.

  • Energy Revolution

    The energy revolution has begun. In the future, an increasing number of investments will flow into environmentally friendly energy sources.  “Ener” focuses on companies that are one step ahead of the competition in the field of energy production and efficiency.

Why themed investments?

Starkes Wachstumspotential

Strong growth potential

Global challenges need to be addressed. Companies that find themselves at the forefront of tackling these challenges are driving megatrends and thus have significant growth potential.

Less cyclical

Less cyclical

Megatrends represent long-term changes with global implications. Themes derived from these megatrends will thus be less likely to be affected by cyclical market movements.

You can play a role

You can play a role

Megatrends can be identified and experienced in our day-to-day lives. This gives you the opportunity to make decisions according to your convictions. We’ll take care of the rest.

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First test, then invest

Download volt to your smartphone and set up a portfolio with themes in no time. Once you are happy with your choices, transfer your funds and start investing.

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Invest in themes with the push of a button

Adding themes to your portfolio is as easy as this:

  1. Select your portfolio in the home screen
  2. Select your desired theme
  3. Tap “+” to add

Your selected theme is now part of your portfolio and will be actively managed for you by our investment experts.

Invest in themes with the push of a button
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Managed with 90 years of experience

Behind all of volt’s investment themes are Vontobel’s experienced investment experts who actively manage your portfolio. For you, this means:

  • Benefiting from short-term market opportunities
  • Flexible reactions to current market events
  • Added security in addition to automatic risk monitoring
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FAQs

  • How many themes can I add?

    Since themes are 5% of your equity quota each, this depends on your risk profile. The equity portion of your portfolio varies between 10% and 90% depending on your risk profile. For example, with the conservative risk profile, you can select up to two themes. With the dynamic risk profile, it is up to 18 themes.

  • How much will a theme cost me?

    Adding and removing themes is generally free of charge. However, depending on the traded products, there are costs for the financial instruments. For example, if an external investment fund is added to your portfolio, the manager of the fund charges a price. To ensure that it all remains manageable for you, we have set a maximum upper limit of 0.60 percent per year on this price.

  • How often can you buy or sell a theme?

    You can add or remove themes from your portfolio as often as you like. Adjustment of your portfolio is done once a day as part of rebalancing. In some cases, rebalancing your portfolio can take up to 3 days.

  • Do I see which individual securities I am invested in when I look at the themes?

    Once you have activated a theme, you can see exactly which individual securities are in the respective investment.

  • What happens to my themes in the event of significant market changes?

    At volt, experienced portfolio managers from Vontobel monitor the market and actively manage your portfolio. If relevant changes happen in the market, the instruments in your portfolio are adjusted to the new situation. This means, for example, that a security is bought or sold.

    In the process, you are informed of all changes and movements in the app. This way, you retain control of your investments at all times and have the security of knowing that our investment specialists are looking after your portfolio on a daily basis—as if it were their own.

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