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KL Office – Dates Closed

January 16, 2017

The KL office will be closed on the following dates.  Please ensure that anything urgent is given enough time to be sorted. To contact us during these times please send me an SMS, an e-mail or use the  Contact Me  page.   

Feb 9th (reopen 10/2) – Public Holiday

Feb 25th until Mar 5th (reopen 6/3) – Travelling to Miri (Sarawak) and Brunei

Mar 25th until Apr 2nd (reopen 3/4) – Travelling to Phuket (Thailand)

Apr 25th until May 1st (reopen 2/5) – Travelling to Miri (Sarawak) and Brunei

May 10th (reopen 11/5) – Public Holiday

 

Please note that Ramadan month 2017 is between the 27th May and 25th June. There may be service issues during this period and meetings are probably best avoided.



Hansard International Shariah Funds

December 16, 2016

Hansard Shariah Funds

Hansard International have a good range of Sharia compliant funds from Emirates, Crescent, Franklin and Templeton fund managers.

Please Contact Me if you are interested in these funds or in including them as part of your portfolio.  I shall keep the list updated here, so come back and check at any time.

 



Cornhill NEW Lifestyle Performance Figures

October 3, 2016

Here you will be able to download the regular performance figures and fact sheet for the Cornhill NEW Lifestyle Savings Plan, available from 31st July 2016 This will be updated as often as possible but please feel free to Contact Me for more information or to get something started.

 



Premier Eco-Resources Fund Suspension, Mar 2017

July 14, 2016

This fund is now being wound-up.

November 30th 2016: Premier Group IOM went into liquidation and is currently under investigation by the Liquidators.

December 16th: The IOM Courts appointed an Inspector to look into the running of the Eco-Resources fund and its finances.

December 19th: The Fund Directors issued a report.

December 20th: Following the EGM all existing company directors resigned.

January 16th 2017: new EGM to look at appointing new directors.

March 18th: IOM High Court ordered the winding-up of the fund.

The fund appears broke and the only hope seems to be if the Liquidators can find any wrong-doing which would allow them to claim funds from elsewhere.

As more information gradually comes to light I shall publish it.  If you have any questions related to this fund, then please Contact Me and I shall see if I can get the answers. 

 



Guinness Global Money Managers Fund

July 14, 2016

The Guinness Global Money Managers Fund gives investors exposure to the growth potential of companies in the asset management sector.

The Fund is managed for capital growth and invests in companies engaged in money management services (primarily asset management, but also wealth management, stock exchanges, custodian and trustee services and other specialist service providers).

They believe that, over the long term, asset management companies can grow their earnings faster than the general equity markets. Successful asset management businesses can grow very rapidly, particularly in rising markets. Their risk-return characteristics are especially attractive from a shareholder’s point of view, since they tend to require relatively little capital to grow. Asset management is also a growing global sector: assets under management are rising faster than underlying equity markets.

The Fund is a long-only equity portfolio of around 30 equally-weighted positions. 80% of the Fund is normally invested in companies with a market capitalisation over $500 million.

For more information on how this can become part of your portfolio, please Contact Me.

 



Guinness Alternative Energy Fund

July 14, 2016

The Guinness Alternative Energy Fund gives investors pureplay exposure to global alternative energy markets. 

The Fund is managed for capital growth and invests in companies in the solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biofuels, biomass and energy efficiency sectors. They believe that over the next twenty years the alternative energy sector will benefit from the combined effects of: 

  • Improved Economics – renewable energy becoming competitive with power from fossil fuels
  • Valuation – alternative energy equities are undervalued due to poor energy sector sentiment, whilst fundamentals of renewables remain strong due to low cost of installation
  • Long-term growth – corporate, consumer and government interest due to economics underpins long-term prospects
  • Solutions – alternative energy offers solutions to climate change, pollution, and energy security

The Guinness Alternative Energy team has been managing alternative energy portfolios since 2006. The Fund is a long-only equity portfolio of 30 equally-weighted positions. Normally the Fund is invested in companies with a market capitalisation over $100 million.

For more information on how this can become part of your portfolio, please Contact Me.

 

 



Guinness Global Energy Fund

July 14, 2016

The Guinness Global Energy Fund gives investors exposure to global energy markets. The Fund is managed for capital growth and invests in companies in the oil, natural gas, coal, alternative energy, nuclear and utilities sectors.

GAM believe that over the next twenty years the combined effects of population growth, developing world industrialisation and diminishing fossil fuel supplies will force energy prices higher. The Fund aims to benefit from this environment by investing in companies with energy resources, and in their service providers and distributors.

The Guinness energy team has been managing energy portfolios since 1998. They invest long-only and run a portfolio that comprises 30 equally weighted positions. Normally 90% of the Fund is invested in companies with a market capitalisation of over $1 billion.

For more information on how this can become part of your portfolio, please Contact Me.

 



Guinness Global Innovators Fund

July 14, 2016

The Guinness Global Innovators Fund is designed to provide investors with exposure to companies benefiting from innovations in technology, communication, globalisation or innovative management strategies. The Fund is managed for capital growth, and holds a concentrated portfolio of large and medium-sized companies in any industry and in almost any region.

Launched in 2014, the Fund is a UCITS version of their global equity strategy as successfully applied to a mutual fund for US investors since 2003. 

They invest in companies they believe can create value through original thinking. There are many forms of innovation, not just disruptive products from scientific and technological advances. They believe innovation is the intelligent application of ideas and can be found in virtually all industries and at different stages in the company lifecycle. Companies in more mature industries can make improvements in existing products to boost sales and customer loyalty; or they can apply smarter management and improved processes for faster and more efficient product delivery.

GAM believe innovative companies that develop competitive strengths (and maintain good capital discipline) will deliver the key factors behind superior shareholder returns:

  • Higher than average return on investment
  • Persistent growth over a business cycle 

They maintain a high conviction portfolio of around 30 equally-weighted stocks, with low turnover and no benchmark-driven constraints on sector or regional weightings.

For more information on how this can become part of your portfolio, please Contact Me.

 



Guinness Asian Equity Income Fund

July 14, 2016

The Guinness Asian Equity Income Fund is designed to provide investors with exposure to high quality dividend-paying companies in the Asia Pacific region. The Fund aims to provide long-term capital appreciation and a source of income that has the potential to grow over time.

The Asian region is made up of a mix of advanced, high-income economies and newly industrialised countries that are home to 54% of the world’s population. Industrialisation brings with it increased wealth, improved standards of living and a vast consumer market that attracts both domestic and international brands.

China‘s 19 million passenger car market makes it a magnet for US, European and Japanese carmakers. Its manufacturing capabilities are unmatched in cost and scale, from clothes to electronics to ships. They make China the world’s largest trader of goods valued at over $4 trillion. South Korean and Taiwanese companies dominate the production of computer chips and personal electronic devices. India has 900 million mobile phone subscribers but only 110-120 million have a smartphone. This is the next big smartphone market. But high growth and rapid development is often accompanied by volatility and risk.

They focus on profitable companies (in cash terms) that have generated persistently high return on capital over the last eight years, demonstrating stability and resilience. Historically, companies in our universe have gone on to deliver significant dividend growth. They believe strong cash generation and its distribution as dividends also provide a degree of downside protection against volatility in local markets.

They maintain a high conviction portfolio of around 30-40 equally-weighted positions with a minimum market capitalisation of $500 million, with low turnover and no benchmark-driven constraints on sector and regional weightings.

For more information on how this can become part of your portfolio, please Contact Me.

 



Guinness Global Equity Income Fund

July 14, 2016

The Guinness Global Equity Income Fund is designed to provide investors with global exposure to dividend paying companies. The Fund is managed for income and capital growth and invests in companies that are well placed to be able to pay a sustainable dividend into the future.

It focuses on profitable companies that have generated persistently high return on capital over the last decade. With these criteria as the starting point they identify many well-known blue-chip companies, but they also find a broad spectrum of smaller companies that are outside of the traditional dividend-paying regions and sectors. It is a rare achievement for a company to meet their investment criteria and they think it shows a mark of genuine quality. 

They maintain a high conviction portfolio of around 35 equally-weighted stocks, with low turnover and no benchmark-driven constraints on sector and regional weightings.

For more information on how this can become part of your portfolio, please Contact Me.

Please see below the YTD 2016 performance of Guinness Global Equity Fund Class C GBP against the MSCI world Index and the IA Sector Average. I’m sure you’ll agree it makes an impressive chart.

 

 



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