Alpha Quest Active Equity Strategy
AQ Active Equity Strategy invests in Global Equities on a Long/Short basis to deliver attractive risk adjusted returns with a medium to long term horizon. The strategy is country and sector agnostic, providing the flexibility to generate ideas with no bias towards a specific industry, region or theme. The investment process uses a systematic approach to narrow down the investment universe and then uses fundamental analysis to identify the best ideas with asymmetric payoff. The strategy uses robust risk management tools to manage position sizes, lower correlation to the market and to optimize portfolio mix. The strategy aims to target mid-teen returns with lower volatility and drawdown as compared to the benchmark, Vanguard Total World Stock Index (VT). The strategy is reviewed and rebalanced periodically to make sure that diversification of risk exposures is maintained, with the best ideas being awarded the highest capital allocation.
The Kristal Founders fund generates returns through model driven investments as well as tactical trades across rates, credit, equity, volatility, and crypto markets. The portfolio is following an asset allocation approach to achieve stability and consistency of returns. This Fund endeavours to take risk in market selloffs and is using option strategies to maintain hedges against tailrisk events. The fund is diversifying by geographies, complimenting investments in US markets with investments in Europe and emerging and developed economies in Asia.
Future Vision Kristal
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. 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 Agricultural/Food 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. Renewable Energy/Electrification: 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 Renewable Energy generators or provide technology that reduces carbon emissions, but also companies at the heart of the trend towards further electrification, specifically energy transmission and battery technology. Selection of Companies: Through thorough fundamental research of the companies from an initial shortlist, we identify the ones with a technological and commercial advantage over others
Consistent Compounder is an actively managed long only & unleveraged equity strategy structured as a Kristal Fund (supported by sub-advisors). The portfolio comprises 10 -15 diversified global publicly listed equities (10-20% allocation each) with a strong technology bias. Selection depends on a strong competitive advantage and healthy earnings growth as well as resilience to regulatory issues, commodity cycles & inflation. Holding period is medium term
USD Leveraged Bond Kristal
USD Leveraged Bond is an actively managed long only leveraged fixed income strategy structured as a Kristal Fund. The portfolio invests in USD denominated medium tenor (5-7 years) corporate bonds & ETFs. The strategy uses limited leverage (100-150%) to enhance returns. Instruments are selected based on relative value and diversified across sectors, industries & ratings (> BB+/Ba1/BB+). This will suit investors looking for stable returns (4-5%) and a medium-term investment horizon
Kristal Core Strategy Fund
Why this Kristal? The Kristal Core Strategy Fund has the objective to achieve optimum absolute returns on a risk adjusted basis. A dynamic allocation across all major asset classes is determined by the proprietary advisory algorithm with oversight by the investment committee. The strategy aims to achieve a consistent return through most phases of the economic cycle. Kristal Core Strategy Fund follows the tried and tested philosophy of an All-Weather Portfolio. The asset allocation across Equity, Fixed Income, Commodities, Volatility and FX is dynamic and adjusted depending on the stage of the growth cycle we are in. Our experienced Investment Committee provides consistent oversight on the strategy and ensures dynamic shifts in allocation to ensure the return objectives are achieved. Recommended for: The investment is suitable for investors with medium to high risk appetite (Kristal risk level: Medium). Geographic Focus: Global Market Tier Exposure: Developed Markets, Emerging Markets Asset Class: Multi-asset When to buy? The Kristal provides consistent performance through most market conditions, being able to build the core of any investment portfolio. Due to the growth component of equities, the Kristal is also placed well for regular periodic investments. How is this Kristal Managed? The Kristal is quarterly rebalanced. The permitted allocation bands for each asset class are as follows:
- Equity: 0-50%
- Fixed Income: 0-75%
- Commodities (Gold, and/or broad commodity tracking ETF): 0-25%
- Volatility ETNs: 0-10%
- Other ETFs: 0-10%
Capcapital Alpha 8
This strategy will invest in public listed equities. The strategy will aim to generate absolute returns through holding concentrated positions in a select few businesses with high growth. This Kristal will construct and manage a concentrated portfolio of 8-12 holdings to achieve best absolute returns in a three year rolling period.
Sri Lanka Fractional Bond 5.75 April 2023
This strategy is suitable for investors who are looking to invest in international government bonds issued by the Republic of Sri Lanka. The investor can buy the bonds in fractional, smaller amounts than the USD 200,000 minimum notional amount and hold to maturity. This is a single underlying & fixed maturity pooled strategy. Coupons received over the life of the strategy would be reinvested into USD-denominated ETFs with underlying securities of a better or equivalent credit quality as the Government of Sri Lanka. Minimum subscription amount is USD 12K.
CapCapital is an actively managed long only & unleveraged equity strategy structured as a Kristal Fund (supported by sub-advisors). The portfolio comprises 20 -25 diversified global publicly listed equities (5-10% allocation each). Selection depends on a strong competitive advantage (visible moat) and healthy earnings growth determined through a bottom-up analysis using financial & operational metrics. Sectors are technology, finance & consumer and holding period is expected to be medium term