Sun, Feb 14, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Asia Frontier Capital launches Vietnam fund

Monday, December 02, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - Asia Frontier Capital Limited is pleased to announce the latest addition to its fund offering: “AFC Vietnam Fund”. The fund will be available for subscription to qualified new investors as of 10th of December 2013.

This Cayman Islands open ended fund will invest in Vietnamese listed equities and has a target size of USD 50 million. AFC Vietnam Fund aims to achieve long-term capital appreciation for investors by capturing value in growth companies; especially in the small to medium size company segment. The AFC Vietnam Fund will be managed by Asia Frontier Capital (Vietnam) Limited under the executive leadership of Andreas Vogelsanger (CEO), Andreas Karall (CIO) and Thomas Hugger (COO). This team has more than 75 years of experience in investments as well as extensive experience working in Asia having held senior positions in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

“After a 70-90 % price decline in the years 2007-2012, we now see enormous upside potential in this new business cycle which has just started and is expected to last for the next 5-7 years” said Andreas Karall, CIO of Asia Frontier Capital (Vietnam) Limited. “About one third out of more than 700 listed Vietnamese stocks have a P/E ratio between 6x and 7x, are trading below book value, many of them have a dividend yield of more than 9% and there are even some companies whose net cash position is almost as high as their market cap”.

“Vietnam’s growth prospects are very compelling, especially with the restructuring of the banking sector and various government stimulus packages to support the economy” said Andreas Vogelsanger, CEO of Asia Frontier Capital (Vietnam) Limited “A stable local currency combined with very competitive labour costs will help to further accelerate foreign direct investments into Vietnam”.

Thomas Hugger, Founder of Asia Frontier Capital Limited and COO of Asia Frontier Capital (Vietnam) Limited commented: “I am very excited to expand our fund offering and to be able to offer investors a country specific Vietnam Fund. By working with Andreas Karall and Andreas Vogelsanger the AFC Vietnam Fund will be able to generate superior returns for investors by capturing synergies through the pooling of our collective knowledge, experience and research capabilities in the small and mid-cap equities universe in Vietnam. This is an excellent addition to the well-established flagship AFC Asia Frontier Fund which provides investors with exposure to Vietnam as well as listed equities across high-growth Asian frontier markets including; Bangladesh, Cambodia, Iraq, Laos, Mongolia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Vietnam”.

Press release

bc

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Asia - Hedge fund manager Kyle Bass estimates China's foreign reserves below critical level[more]

    From Nasdaq.com: Investor Kyle Bass stepped up his attack on China's currency, arguing in an investor letter distributed Wednesday that the second-largest economy's foreign reserves are "already below a critical level." The comments mark the latest effort by hedge funds and other investors to raise

  2. Investing - Some hedge funds want to make subprime auto loans next big short, 11 hedge funds that are “all in” on the FANG stocks, Hedge funds short London luxury homes, Cynet raises $7 million from U.S. hedge fund[more]

    Some hedge funds want to make subprime auto loans next big short From Bloomberg.com: A group of hedge funds, convinced they have found the next Big Short, are looking to bet against bonds backed by subprime auto loans. Good luck finding a bank willing to do the trade. Money manage

  3. Investing - Hedge funds see selloff in European bank stocks as buying opportunity[more]

    From WSJ.com: The massive selloff in European bank stocks and bonds is overdone and presents a “phenomenal” buying opportunity, according to some of Europe’s top hedge-fund managers. Despite a 28% slump in European bank stocks this year, including a 38% fall in Deutsche Bank AG and a 34% drop in Soc

  4. Legal - Carlyle accused of fraud by ex-employee, Hedge funds win CDS breach of contract suit against Deutsche Bank, Hedge fund asks for OK on $27.5m Goldman CDO deal, SFO examines Barclays hedge fund profits[more]

    Carlyle accused of fraud by ex-employee From AI-CIO.com: A former portfolio manager claims he was fired for blowing the whistle on “crazy” and “irresponsible” investments. Carlyle Group has been sued by a former portfolio manager for one of its hedge funds, who accused the firm of “knowi

  5. Illiquid assets are all the rage for hedge funds[more]

    From Valuewalk.com: …Institutional investors are increasingly turning to illiquid assets and active management strategies to combat macroeconomic trends, anticipated market volatility and diverging monetary policy, according to a new survey by Blackrock. And this week, Bloomberg has reported that at