The fund employs a dynamic strategy targeting strong total return regardless of the direction of the overall market and independent of the economic cycle. The flexible mandate allows the fund to deploy its strategy across a broad array of instruments such as Government Bonds, Corporate Bonds, Forex, Equities and their Derivatives, both on the long and the short side. Rigorous studies of the macro-economics, market regimes and investors positioning are the main drivers behind the fund investment strategy. The fund invest only in highly liquid instruments. The final aim is to build a portfolio relatively well diversified and well balanced against different market regimes.
ZEST GLOBAL BONDS
Zest Global Bonds fund has been designed for the investor that is looking for a straight Corporate Bond fund. The fund’s mission is to achieve a positive return to the investor within a limited volatility framework; Zest Global Bond fund invests primarily in Euro denominated bonds, mostly issued by listed corporations with a duration between 3 and 5.
The Zest Globals Bond fund adopts a simple investment guideline: we invest in bonds issued by corporations that, based on our fundamental analysis, are able to repay the bond at maturity with cash currently on hand plus the free cash flow generate between now and maturity date. Our Investment Process, based on Quant Models that allow for a first level screen, and an in depth fundamental analysis allows us to find good quality issuers with sound Business Models and high Returns on Invested Capital.
GLOBAL SPECIAL SITUATIONS - USD
Global Special Situations fund has been designed for the investors looking for a straight Corporate Bond fund with the mission to achieve a positive return, maintaining volatility under control; the fund invests mainly in USD denominated corporate bonds with the intention of maintaining a weighted average credit quality of BB by S&P.
The Investment Process is divided in two phases: a first level screen performed using Proprietary Quant models followed by an in-depth fundamental analysis aimed at selecting those corporations that are able to repay the bond with cash on hand plus the free cash flow generated between the time of investment and the maturity date.
ZEST FLEXIBLE BOND
Zest Flexible Bond has been designed for the investor looking for a Corporate Bond Fund with a focus on European and developed markets financial institutions. The fund’s mission is to maximize capital growth, generating an attractive total return while maintaining a balanced risk/reward profile generally associated with investments in credit markets. The Fund will invest in debt and money market instruments denominated in any currencies and issued by issuers with an Investment Grade rating by S&P or equivalent by another main rating agency. To achieve its purpose, the Fund may also invest into Contingent Convertible Bonds a maximum 30% of its net assets.