Value Partners, which has 66 investment professionals based across Asia and the UK, is promoting its strategy through its “Smart” range.
Kenny Tjan, investment director and country head of Singapore for Value Partners, said most emerging markets teams tend to be US/Europe centric, despite the growing dominance of Asia and China in the Gem indices.
“Value Partners’ Asia-centric team enables us to build a strong understanding of Asian and EM economies and hence cement a competitive edge,” he said.
A Smart strategy
Value Partners Smart range consists of two different investment processes and is an active value-orientated Gem strategy.
The first pillar is a Smart Beta fund that combines the discipline of Value Partners’ quantitative capabilities. While the second pillar, Smart Alpha, implements the fundamental acumen of Value Partners local investment teams.
Value Partners says Smart is envisaged as a product that will reflect the high conviction fundamental bottom-up stock picking ideas while generating more stable alpha through a portfolio construction framework.
“The strategy aims to achieve consistent outperformance of 5% on average over five years,” the company said.
Value Partners’ Gem Equity strategy product, a Dublin-domiciled Ucits fund, was launched in August 2017 and will be registered for local distribution across Europe and the UK.