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In an ideal investment world, investors would
like maximum returns and minimum volatility from their portfolio. With
traditional long equity and bond investment strategies however, fund
managers are not able to eliminate systemic risks inherent in these
markets through normal diversification. Investors of these funds would
attest to that fact in 2008 when equities, bonds and commodities fell
What we like is for our investors to have access
to products which can provide positive returns both in up and down
markets. With that in mind, we have combed the investment universe and
have made available sophisticated funds that employ cutting-edge
investment strategies or invest into exotic asset classes that have no
correlation with the general market.
These funds only cater to accredited investors
and are not available on a retail level.
Funds that have the 130/30 strategy in their mandate can go 30% short
on counters that they are bearish on and leverage on the proceeds from
the short position to increase 30% exposure to the strong counters. As
such, on every $100 capital put up by investors, the fund managers
actually get $160 of investible monies, thereby amplifying potential
If computers can beat world champion chess players, shouldn't they
also perform better in the stock market? This is the basis for having
computer systems use quantitative analyses to make trading decisions
for the portfolio. Computers are faster and have the ability to
analyse large chunks of information effectively and certainly would
not have their judgment clouded by emotions. Investing into such funds
will enable clients to tap on the expertise of trading systems.
A fund that lost 10% in 2008 would be considered an excellent
performer given how the general equity market tanked in excess of 30%.
A handful of hedge funds managed to deliver decent returns for their
investors over time. Their "secret" in defying downward market forces
is by employing non-traditional strategies such as statistical
arbitrage, event driven and managed futures etc., which can reap
returns irrespective of the market direction. It is important to note
however that these strategies do not work all the time, which is why a
fund of hedge funds comes in useful in the active management of monies
in and out of different strategies. Through these funds, you can also
gain access to world-renowned hedge funds like Paulson & Co.
Non-traditional asset classes
Wine affectionado are known to pay upwards of US$10,000 on a bottle of
Domaine de la Romanée-Conti from a good vintage. How do you like the
prospects of getting your hands on one at a fraction of its retail
price? Through our non-traditional asset class range, not only can you
invest in wine from world-renowned vineyards, you can also profit from
investment in agricultural land, insurance policies or even
volatility. The possibilities in the realm of non-traditional
investing are endless.