Asset management and estate planning
Merclin Global Equity, Merclin Patrimonium and Merclin Institutional
“Wishing you tons of happiness and good cheer throughout the year.”
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 safeguard the purchasing power of the family assets and to increase 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.
By investing our family capital together with yours, we become partners and we are personally 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.
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.
“Our clients invest in the same funds as the managing partners. They also handle the fund management of your portfolio. Hence we have completely common interests, and you know your investment manager personally.”
“By limiting ourselves to three investment portfolios, we can develop a much higher degree of specialisation and expertise in terms of investment. A very simple investment model.”
“We remain true to our vision where price discipline is central, and we look for quality investments offering a solid foundation, even in difficult times.”