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2016-02-25

SYZ Asset Management: Three phenomenal years for OYSTER Japan Opportunities

Banque SYZ SA / SYZ Asset Management: Three phenomenal years for OYSTER Japan
Opportunities. Processed and transmitted by NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions.
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Three phenomenal years for OYSTER Japan Opportunities

Geneva, 25 February 2016 -Thanks to pragmatic management combining conviction
and flexibility, theOYSTER Japan Opportunities
fund has obtained one of the best performances
of the Lipper ranking over three years
by being ranked in
the first decile.

Flexible and robust
conviction-based management

Joël Le Saux, the head of theOYSTER Japan Opportunities
fund for the last three years, works together with Yoko Otsuka, his analyst.
They regularly travel to Japan to meet with the companies held by the fund,
but also to find new investment opportunities. The management process is
based on fundamental analysis aimed at determining the intrinsic value of the
companies analysed. With around 50 stocks, the portfolio consists of growth
mid-caps that are less sensitive to the economic cycle, but also large
companies that by nature are more sensitive to the economic situation.

Consistent
performance
through all market phases

TheOYSTER Japan Opportunities
fund has posted excellent performances over three years: +80.1% versus +64.5%
for the Topix Total Return and +57.1% for its peers[1], thereby ranking it in
the first decile of the Lipper ranking. Also, thanks to the flexible
management style, its volatility is among the lowest of its peer group and
its return profile is asymmetric. On average, the fund falls less than the
market while benefiting from a rising market. The fund therefore offers a
real alternative to passive management and posts more consistent performances
over the long term than the growth or value approaches.

Sharply rising stock market, notwithstanding an
erratic
macroeconomic context

In spite of the expectations created by Abenomics, the Japanese economy
treaded water in 2015, once again confirming its inability to achieve a
sustainable rebound. Over the past three years, however, the Japanese stock
exchange has recorded one of the best performances worldwide, a rise driven
by the strong growth in corporate earnings. While the yen's weakness over the
last three years has had a positive impact on export companies' results, it
is not the only explanatory factor behind this positive trend. According to
Joël Le Saux, listed companies' profitability has been significantly boosted
by their refocusing on key hubs (large cities) as well as restored pricing
power due to the reduction in surplus production capacity. During his recent
trip to Japan, he also emphasised the benefits of the labour shortage and the
declining unemployment, two positive figures for stimulating consumption. He
also sees the continuous growth in international tourism to Japan, driven by
the weak yen, as another positive theme.
Administrative information

OYSTER Japan Opportunities

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| Available classes Management fee Performance fee |
| Class C JPY PR 1.50% 10% relative* |
| Class R JPY PR 1.00% 10% relative* |
| Class C USD HP PR 1.50% 10% relative* |
| Class C EUR HP PR 1.50% 10% relative* |
| Class R EUR HP PRR 1.00% 10% relative* |
| Class N EUR HP PR 2.00% 10% relative* |
| Class I JPY PR 0.75% 10% relative* |
| Class I EUR HP PR 0.75% 10% relative* |
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* The percentage indicated for the performance fee applies to net annual
outperformance relative to the following benchmark: Topix Net TR (Ticker
TPXNTR, in JPY).

Risk/return profile:

Lower risk
Higher risk
Potentially lower return Potentially higher
return

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| 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 |
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Cumulative returns as at 01.02.2015 (Class R JPY PR)

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| Period Fund Topix Total Return |
| 1 year +17.4% +5.8% |
| 3 years +80.1% +64.5% |
| 2015 +19.8% +12.1% |
| 2014 +8.8% +10.3% |
| 2013 +50.9% +54.4% |
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The prospectus, the key investor information, the articles of association, as
well as the annual and half-yearly reports on the funds may be obtained from
the representatives and paying agents.

For any further information, please contact:

Moreno Volpi
Tel.: +41 (0)58 799 16 98
Email:moreno.volpi@syzgroup.com
Note to the Editor

About SYZ Asset Management
*

SYZ Asset Management, the institutional asset management division of the SYZ
Group, provides investment solutions to Swiss and international institutional
investors, such as pension funds, insurance companies, corporations and
investment funds. SYZ Asset Management meets the highest standards in terms
of institutional management and service to its clients using its own
resources as regards economic research and financial analysis as well as in
portfolio management and risk management.

*Any reference to SYZ Asset Management (SYZ AM) in this document, should be
construed as being a reference to any one or more of the legal entities,
listed below, dependent on the particular jurisdiction in which the document
is published, subject to the investment products and services referred to
herein being available to potential investors or categories of investors in
such jurisdictions.
SYZ Asset Management (Luxembourg) SA, SYZ Asset Management (Suisse) SA, SYZ
Asset Management (Asia) Limited, SYZ Asset Management (Europe) Limited, SYZ
(France) SAS

About SYZ Group

Founded in 1996 in Geneva, Swiss banking group SYZ focuses exclusively on
asset management via two complementary pillars: high-end private banking and
asset management. SYZ employs 580 staff and has CHF 40 billion in assets
under management (EUR 39 billion, USD 40 billion). Headquartered in Geneva,
the Group also has offices in Zurich, Lugano, Locarno, Milan, Madrid,
Barcelona, Bilbao, Zaragoza, London, Luxembourg, Brussels, Paris, Dubai,
Johannesburg, Miami, Nassau and Hong Kong.

www.syzgroup.com

About OYSTER Funds

OYSTER is SYZ Asset Management's UCITS investment fund range, developed by SYZ
Asset Management to address the needs of a diversified client base including
professionals. With a strong commitment to performance, this Luxembourg SICAV
comprises nearly 30 sub-funds, covering a variety of asset classes, markets
and investment styles. OYSTER is currently registered and/or distributed in
various European and Asian countries through a vast distribution network. To
satisfy a discerning and demanding client base, SYZ Asset Management entrusts
management of its OYSTER funds to internal and external fund managers. A
number of strategies have resulted in certain sub funds being the recipients
of internationally recognized awards.

www.oysterfunds.com

This document has been issued in the UK by SYZ Asset Management (Europe)
Limited (authorized and regulated by the FCA with reference number 666766)

Contacts

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