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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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Specialist in Asia Pacific, Japan, China, India and South East Asia and Global Emerging Market equities.

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Specialists in equity portfolios in Asia Pacific, emerging markets, global and sustainable investment strategies

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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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The health of corporate balance sheets and anticipation of resilient earnings are among factors potentially benefiting global credit this year.
Albacore capital group is one of europe’s leading alternative credit specialists, investing in private capital solutions, opportunistic and dislocated credit, clos, and structured products.
Many investors are questioning how rising interest rates will affect corporate borrowers. will their financing costs rise significantly and, from a credit investors’ perspective, do higher rates elevate default risk?
Leading global investment manager, first sentier investors, and boutique european alternative credit manager, albacore capital group limited (albacore) have received all regulatory approvals pertaining to their strategic partnership.
Leading global investment manager, first sentier investors (fsi), has entered into a strategic partnership with a leading european credit manager, albacore capital group (albacore), making a majority investment in the business.
In july 2017, we published the “investment case for asian fixed income” (click here) where we presented our thoughts on why asia represented an opportunity for fixed income investors. in the paper, we assessed (among other things) the growth outlook for asia relative to other parts of the world, ...
global credit markets have been challenged in 2018 and spreads have widened. asian issuers have not been immune from this volatility. following another default by a chinese issuer, we take stock of where markets are currently, what opportunities (if any) are present in the region, a...
Persistent trade-related uncertainty and unrest in Hong Kong clouded the outlook for Asian growth in 2019. Bond yields were under downward pressure for much of the year and, in turn, fixed income markets in the region performed well.
It was an eventful quarter, though most factors were negative which lead to continuous spread widening for almost the entire period. some of the notable events which kept the market jittery were, tighter monetary conditions in us and europe, relentless emerging markets outflows amid the stronger ...
global asset management group focused on providing high quality, long-term investment capabilities to clients. we bring together independent teams of active, specialist investors who share a common commitment to responsible investment principles.
Learn about investing in fixed income today. First Sentier Investors' on-the-ground teams share investment ideas uncovered in developed & emerging markets.
Check the latest First Sentier Investors fund price and fund performance, keep track of funds performance and trends to help investment selections.
The quarter started with an upbeat tone amid synchronised global growth, however that dissipated very quickly.
Leading global investment manager, first sentier investors (fsi), has entered into a strategic partnership with a leading european credit manager, albacore capital group (albacore), making a majority investment in the business.
A new study has found that on average people could be ingesting approximately 5 grams of plastic every week, which is the equivalent weight of a credit card.
Following the economic and market malaise in February and March, high yield and risk assets generally experienced five straight months of strong performance, only to pull back in September. With a coordinated push from central banks in the form of zero rates and $3 trillion in QE the markets rebo...
As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on lived and financial markets, we check in with our veteran High Yield Fixed Income team to learn which industries are being most affected, where there are opportunities and why High Yield may be considered 'cheap' right now.
In order to fully understand why kaisa defaulted on its bonds, we first need to get a good grasp on the deleveraging policy called the three red lines. following years of debt-fueled growth in the property sector during which home prices surged six-fold over the past 15 years, the chinese governm...
Asia is projected to become the oldest region in the world – by the 2030s, it will be home to around 60% of the world’s elderly. Jamie Grant, Head of Emerging Markets Debt and Asian Fixed Income at First State Investments, explains why these demographic shifts are expected to have a significant i...
This timeline highlights some of the market events during the last few weeks and how our experienced team has navigated the market volatility. We also highlight what to look out for in the weeks ahead and highlight some positives amongst all the negative news.
The first quarter was extreme in the scale and magnitude of financial market volatility, particularly over the last six weeks of 1q’20. a dramatic, global economic slowdown resulted from the unprecedented global quarantine of entire populations, in most developed countries, in respo...
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.
We crossed six US states meeting over 70 infrastructure management teams as well as customers and suppliers at three conferences. We visited three corporate head offices, several regulators and toured the country’s largest nuclear power plant.
global listed infrastructure dipped in the june quarter as investors focused on higher beta segments of the market.
The emerging market (EM) investment grade (IG) corporate bond market (USD) generated a 0.77% loss in the second quarter of 2018 based on the most widely tracked index, the JP Morgan CEMBI Broad Diversified IG index.
First sentier investors, a leading global investment manager, is pleased to announce the appointment of amanda gazal as the new chief operating officer (coo). in this role, gazal who will be based in the sydney office, will be responsible for overseeing the company's day-to-day operations ...
The third quarter of the year was a highly eventful one during which the trade war between the US and China took a turn for the worse.
Velina Karadzhova will be responsible for developing the institute’s research programme which will include macro-level research on sustainable investment topics, market trends and industry practices
As it turns out, the first half of 2018 was challenging for many financial markets in general, and many fixed income markets in particular.
The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has seen most financial assets sell-off across the board, including securities in the traditionally defensive listed property sector. How will landlords fare?
Leading global investment manager, first sentier investors (fsi), today announced the appointment of yoshiki ueno to the role of deputy chief executive officer
First state investments’ high yield group recently passed the 3-year performance anniversary. our current high yield strategies are long-only corporate credit, with no leverage and no derivatives.
global listed infrastructure fell in the september quarter as market expectations that interest rates were likely to remain “higher for longer” were priced into valuations.
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 sched...
In this Q2 2019 Quarterly Update we review the increasingly dovish attitudes adopted by central banks and the “whatever it takes” commitment to monetary stimulus, the general high yield market, our portfolio positioning and the top contributors and detractors from our five High Yield Fixed Income...
A growing consensus that interest rate cuts were likely in 2024 drove a strong quarter for global listed infrastructure, with gains for every infrastructure sector and region.
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.
Emerging market (em) debt (jpm embi global diversified in us$) recorded a 3.5% loss in the second quarter as the global environment became more challenging for em countries.
Leading global investment manager, first sentier investors (fsi), has appointed kate turner as global head of responsible investment (ri) and bolstered its ri team with four new appointments.
Leading global investment manager, first sentier investors (fsi), today announced the outcome of a review of its existing investment capabilities against its strategy.
In general, global corporate bonds posted positive total returns during the third quarter of 2018.
credit portfolios with genuine environmental social and governance (esg) integration could be a canary in the coal mine for potentially difficult-to-quantify risks and opportunities, including those likely to stem from climate change and the energy transition. while governments globa...
In 2017, emerging markets (em) hard currency debt (jpmorgan embi global diversified) delivered a 10.3% return.
Over the last few years, valuations have generally become expensive in our universe of quality companies. Valuations reaching these levels remind me of the mistakes I made running into the 2008 crash.
In general, global corporate bonds posted positive total returns during the third quarter of 2018.
Since our last update, global markets have not been short of action and the manic behaviour characterising today’s markets has taken investors on another rollercoaster ride. while not quite comparable to the market movements seen during the dark days of march 2020, the recent correction...
Emerging market (EM) debt returned positively in the third quarter, with EM high yield (HY) continuing to outperform EM investment grade.
With Initial Public Offerings in India consistently oversubscribed and valuations peaking, the team discuss their five largest holdings and why now is not the time to sell.
There were a number of structural trends leading up to the Covid pandemic that were all very well understood. And the pandemic has given rise to some newer emerging trends. And what is central to the majority of these trends is the rapid advancement and continued adoption of technology which is d...