Very High Risk 2-5 years

    1. Star selection
    The Dream Team is a portfolio that invests in the best 20-30 companies in the world.

    The strategy starts from filtering the world universe by the best brands according to brand research specialists. Then companies' financials are analysed and companies ranked according to well-established factors including value, growth, momentum, quality, sentiment, balance sheet strength, low risk and ESG metrics.

    Brand can be seen as a key component of the concept of moat used by Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger to select "Great businesses at fair prices". If anything, the value of brands tend to grow with the globalisation and digitalisation of consumption.

    2. Teamwork
    The final selection identifies the leaders by sector and balances the portfolio by country, region and currency according to global equity indices weights so that the portfolio is well diversified.

    The output is a concentrated portfolio diversified between the developed markets main regions, currencies and sectors that is able to provide exposure to the main equity markets in a sustainable way.

    A long term perspective and low turnover is to be expected. This strategy is ideal for investors with a long time horizon looking to gain exposure to large cap equities.

    High Risk 5-10 years

    Overview: The Future Vision Equity pooled strategy invests in single name equities that are aligned with themes in disruptive industries which are likely to play a more important role in the next decade ahead. How did we identify this Kristal: From a bottom-up approach we have identified certain sectors which have the potential for commercial disruption in the future. This is related to technological development but also demographic and social trends which are likely to dominate the lives of many in the future. The core themes that have been identified are: Biotechnology and Genome research: Medical advances with the help of AI and reduced cost for genetic editing have the potential to disrupt the healthcare industry in years to come. We are looking specifically for companies in the sector of life sciences, genetic solutions for cancer treatment, Human-Machine-Interface technologies, etc. Water & Food: We may run out of clean water, and while we might not run out of food in the foreseeable future, there is certainly, a need to become more efficient and sustainable in the way how we feed a growing world population. The investments will be predominantly in companies in the AgriFood Tech space, Water companies (Technology or utility) or environmental management companies. Cybersecurity: The cost of cybersecurity at an average level has increased by over 72% in the past 5 years, and 13% alone from 2017 to 2018. An Accenture Study about the cost of cybercrime states that the Value at Risk from Cybercrime in the global economy is rising, and so is the cost of prevention. Machine Learning & AI: Dubbed by many as the future of everything, living in a digital society with vast amounts of data means more growth in the space of Machine Learning & AI. Renewable Energy: We do not think that global warming is a hoax, therefore investment in the renewable energy space will continue to grow and transform the way how we produce and consume energy in decades to come. Investments can for example take place in companies which are either REGenerators or provide technology that reduces carbon emissions. Selection of Companies: Through thorough fundamental research of the companies from an initial shortlist, we identify the ones with a technological or commercial advantage over others

    High Risk 2-5 years

    The AFC Asia Frontier Fund invests in public equities of Asian frontier countries that are seeing increasing consumption due to favorable demographic trends, rising incomes and high GDP growth. The fund invests in listed equities of companies that have their principal business activities in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam.

    High Risk 2-5 years