The Africa Lions Equity Fund: Launched in June 2009, the Fund is a daily liquidity Luxembourg UCITS regulated fund. The Fund changed name on December 21st 2018 to Silk African And Frontier Markets and its strategy was transformed on the same date. The portfolio is now managed as a Global Frontier Equity Strategy.
The Silk Invest Frontier Strategy invests in listed equities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) and Southern Asia (Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Vietnam). The Silk Invest Frontier Strategy has a consumer focused orientation and is unconstrained (benchmark agnostic). The stocks we choose capture the upside of economic development in these countries and we strongly believe in the consumer opportunity as an attractive and long-term investment theme.
The Silk Road Frontiers Fund; Launched in 2010, the Fund is a daily liquidity Luxembourg UCITS regulated fund. The Fund changed name to African Multi-Alpha Fund on December 21st 2018 and its strategy was transformed on the same date. The portfolio had its investment universe enlarged and now encompasses Pan-African Equity and Bond instruments. Given the bottom up analysis approach we adopt, the fund has majority holdings in mid and small cap stocks, which reflects the diversified nature of the current African market. We advise on a similar Pan-Africa long only equity mandates in separate accounts as well. The successful African markets, as in Asia, are leading the industrialization of the region. At Silk Invest we believe that this new generation of nations will become the future lions. Our focus in these dominant markets is to invest in the stocks and bonds which will both outperform their local peers and become true leaders in their field.
The Silk Sustainable Real Assets Strategy is a diversified strategy that invests in sectors such as Water, Timber, Energy, Infrastructure...which offer positive correlation with inflation, have few or limited substitutes and benefit from global economic growth. The investment management team allocates portfolio resources across different asset classes (equities, bonds, commodities linked instruments, cash...) globally.