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At AlbaCore, we focus on the long-term. As one of Europe’s leading alternative credit specialists, we invest in private capital solutions, opportunistic and dislocated credit and structured products. 

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Our philosophy is very simple. We are constantly searching for high quality businesses and when we acquire them, we will work relentlessly with them to create long-term sustainable value through innovation, ESG-led and proactive asset management.

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fssa investment managers (fssa) are specialists in asia pacific and global emerging markets equity strategies. we operate as an autonomous investment team within first sentier investors with a team of dedicated investment professionals based in hong kong,...
This has been an unprecedented time which continues to evolve from a markets and covid-19 perspective. please tune in to a panel discussion with fssa’s lead portfolio managers: alistair thompson, director; martin lau, managing partner andvinay agarwal, director.
This has been an unprecedented time which continues to evolve from a markets and covid-19 perspective. please tune in to a panel discussion with fssa’s lead portfolio managers: alistair thompson, director; martin lau, managing partner andvinay agarwal, director.
fssa investment managers global emerging markets equity strategies invest in some of the world's most dynamic and diversified markets looking for growth sectors and individual companies with stable management and solid development opportunities.
We have written about the spate of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) in India and our reasons for staying away from them, for the most part. This time, we want to talk about why new listings are important to keep the market vibrant and to keep the entrepreneurial spirit in the country alive.
fssa investment managers india equity strategies investing in one of the worlds largest and most diverse economies, carefully seeking quality companies with long term growth.
fssa investment managers greater china equity strategies invest in quality companies in the rapidly developing chinese market and greater china region.
Learn about investing in asia pacific equities with fssa im today. our apac funds invest in quality companies with the potential to outperform over the long term.
Land, Labour, Capital and Entrepreneurship. These are the well-known “Factors of Production” as defined by classical economists. The Entrepreneur (or Company) is the one that combines these factors to earn a profit.
The pandemic has accelerated certain long-term shifts in consumer behaviour, such as using more online orders for everything from clothing to food. The latest battleground appears to be groceries, but the disrupter emerged from a not-so-new technology — WeChat groups.
As the saying goes, “There are two kinds of forecasters: those who don't know, and those who don't know they don't know.” Recently, we have seen hordes of the latter kind, garbed as analysts, Unicorn founders, freshly-minted CEOs and so-called “experts”, as they engage in modern-day snake oil sal...
China made headlines for watering down coal reduction targets during COP261, but we think the criticism is unfair. The nation’s own targets set by President Xi Jinping last year — for peak emissions before 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2060 — are still ambitious and noteworthy considering China’s...
Our investment philosophy is to back owners and managers with whom we feel strongly aligned. these owners typically have track records of treating all stakeholders fairly, in both good and bad times.
50x p/e!1 70x p/e! 100x p/e! valuations that were outrageous just a few years ago are commonly bandied about by most of the investment community these days. but, ask any respected business owner and they would shake their head in disbelief
We consider ESG risks to be factors that may place business value at risk. Companies at risk are identified using both external providers and our own internally driven research, which is based on a systematic and extensive company meeting program.
fssa india webcast focus on the india subcontinent markets and asia pacific equities
fssa investment managers asia pacific webcast: positioning for reflation
As with global automotive manufacturers, several Indian automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) including Maruti Suzuki, Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M), Tata Motors and Eicher Motors have recently announced that the shortage of semiconductor supply has impacted their production schedules. T...
There is still significant uncertainty around Covid-19 and its potential impact globally. The situation could become worse before it gets better – and no one knows when the bottom will be. So far, China has borne the brunt of the epidemic, with parts of the country in lockdown and business activi...
In almost every meeting that we have with management teams, we will ask about incentivisation. In our view, it is an important question and the answer can be highly revealing about an organisation’s culture and behaviour.
The sustainable finance disclosure regulation (sfdr) requires asset managers to report on up to 20 principal adverse impact (pai) indicators. pais are the negative impacts caused by a firm or an asset on the environment and society.
Year to date, 34 companies have listed on the Indian exchanges raising a total of USD7.2 billion1, a figure which has been surpassed in India only twice before in the last 12 years on an annual basis. In our Monthly Manager Views in April 2021, we spoke about the initial public offering (IPO) rus...
Leading global investment manager, first sentier investors (fsi), today announced the outcome of a review of its existing investment capabilities against it strategy.
The sustainable finance disclosure regulation (sfdr) for the european union mandates the disclosure of the principal adverse impacts (pai) that investment decisions have on sustainability factors.
This article focuses on three of the PAIs related to Biodiversity Areas, Emissions to Water, and Hazardous and Radioactive Waste. Each PAI provides details about the measures, some of the challenges related to them, and how investors may use the information they provide.
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Given its size and influence, china remains a key investment destination despite ongoing trade disputes and diplomatic tensions with the us and australia. with a gdp equivalent to around 70% of the united states, many global portfolios continue to feature chinese equities.
In boom times like today, when cash costs nothing and capitalisation rates are zero, everybody is focused on growth and the future. Revenue is vanity in the sense that entrepreneurs, thank goodness, dare to dream and build businesses. We too, spend much of our time looking for the next opportunit...
What are your thoughts on the increasing regulation risk of investing in china? firstly, regulations are nothing new — it has always been a part of the investment equation. if we look at hong kong or singapore for example, the government would introduce new regulations on the property mark...
In the first three months of this year, 17 new companies have listed on the mainboard exchanges in India, more than in all of 2019 or 2020*. High levels of retail investor participation and continuing inflows for domestic mutual funds have meant that these new issuances have been lapped up by eag...
The China equity market includes a myriad of share classes, each with distinct characteristics. ‘Offshore’ Chinese equities are listed on overseas stock exchanges such as New York and Hong Kong and denominated in foreign currencies, while ‘onshore’ Chinese equities are listed on the Shanghai and ...
Each year around the Lunar New Year, factories in China switch off production and close up shop for the Spring Festival period. Factory workers who had left their rural hometowns in search of better wages in cities travel home en masse for the celebrations. With three billion trips expected to be...
We had entered the meeting with a leading air-conditioner company in our portfolio worried about the risks to its growth and profitability, as the second wave of covid-19 affected consumer demand and raw material costs rose sharply. but the company’s ceo told us about the acceptance of increased ...
David allen brings with him more than 20 years of global asset management experience where he specialised in building investment businesses and leading investment teams.
While the pandemic is still far from over, a number of key leading indicators point to a healthy and broad-based recovery in China. Industrial production, trade activity and retail sales have been strong; and in stark contrast to the lockdowns and travel restrictions in early 2020, domestic trave...
Mutations, it would seem, are not unique to the virus. Starting with some housekeeping, we always end our letters seeking feedback from our regular readers.
The attributes we like in a company are a strong management team, an effective board, strong alignment with its majority owners and management, a conservative and introspective culture, a franchise which has pricing power and generates superior returns on capital employed, and the potential to be...
2021 will be a year of recovery. This is not surprising given last year’s economic downturn. If vaccines are being rolled out gradually during the year, we believe the economy will recover, especially those sectors that have been hit hard like travel. Hong Kong’s travel sector declined by 99.9% l...
fssa india webcast focus on the india subcontinent markets and asia pacific equities
Every company we speak to these days tells us about the cost pressure that they are facing, emanating from rising global commodity prices. Domestic steel prices have risen by 35% y/y, copper by over 50% y/y and palm oil by over 60% y/y through February 2021. Indian corporates are being forced to ...
Though covid hasn’t yet finished with us, the markets have finished with covid. in real life, there is still plenty of misery to go around, but things have seldom been better for investors. optimism has served us well, as the money printing presses have rolled to counter the “unprecedented” threa...
In 2020, one group of companies has done particularly well – the popular digital technology companies focused on e-commerce, delivery and entertainment, to name a few industries. In emerging markets, they dominate the Chinese market; but they can also be found in Korea, Southeast Asia, Eastern Eu...