The Silk African Fixed Income strategy invests in Fixed Income instruments across the African markets. These are effectively off benchmark Emerging and Frontier market bonds issued by sovereign issuers. We identify and act upon opportunities in hard currency (Eurobond $ & €). The strategy was launched in 2014.
The strategy is available to investors globally; we offer a number of vehicles for this strategy as well as separately managed accounts.
Silk Invest applies a well-defined, disciplined investment approach to each asset class, that aims to deliver returns over different market cycles in a consistent manner.
Within Equities, Silk Invest¡¯s strategy focuses on investing in stocks which will both outperform their local peers and become true leaders in their field. We strongly believe in the short and long-term structural opportunity in the frontier markets, and the advantages for investment analysts and decision makers to be on the ground to capitalize on it. Silk Invest¡¯s investment process incorporates fundamentally-driven, bottom-up stock analysis designed to outperform in the longer term with reduced volatility.
We maintain an unconstrained non-benchmark approach and invest in companies with successful local business models whose demand is driven by local consumers. The portfolio building process incorporates ESG standards and is designed to maximize annual returns while maintaining maximum diversification across the regions and sectors. The investment approach of Silk Invest is built upon these insights and perspectives.