LONDON, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Apache Partners LLP, the UK based investment advisory business set up by Paul Forsyth, is launching the Apache Global Frontiers Fund on 22 March 2013.
The Fund will focus on the markets of Central & South America, the Balkans, the Baltics, Central & Eastern Europe (from the Czech Republic to Armenia), sub-Saharan Africa, parts of the Gulf region, Indochina and Central Asia (the 'Istans' and Mongolia). The Fund is intended to feature genuine frontier markets. The portfoilo will have a primary focus on equities but will also include fixed income. It will exclude the BRICS countries.
The portfolio will be managed on a fund-of-fund basis and selections will be made from both a quantitative and qualitative standpoint. Apache will use recognised data services to provide the statistics, but will place greater importance on qualitative factors in this young investment area. The emphasis will be on finding managers with a real awareness of the issues driving these embryonic markets and understanding the investment approach and process that drives them. Key markets to be feature initialy will be Mongola, Kazhakstan, Nigeria, Bosnia and Cuba and Iraq. There will be exposure to over 40 markets.
Paul Forsyth, Managing Partner, of Apache said:
"We are excited to be launching the Fund at this time. We think that our timing is right There are some very interesting opportunities across the globe. We think that our approach and our portfolio will be unique. We will aim to identify the finest participants in these markets, those with the best on-the-ground local knowledge."
"We are looking to find the BRICS of tomorrow and to provide savvy and forward thinking investors with the chance to get into markets that will deliver superior returns over the next 5 -10 years. Sophisticated investors are aware of these opportunities but become concerned about the risks. We are offering an access route - a diversified approach together with ways into markets and expert managers that investors cannot put in place on their own. The portfolio will feature key managers with which Apache Partners has developed strong relationships to provide research input and advice on a regional basis."
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