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Keywise Capital partners with Milltrust to launch the Milltrust Keywise China (UCITS) Fund

Thursday, May 07, 2015
Opalesque Industry Update - Keywise Capital, one of the leading China-focused asset management companies, has partnered with Milltrust International to launch the Milltrust Keywise China Fund on the award-winning Emerging Markets Managed Accounts PLC (EMMA PLC) platform domiciled in Dublin.

EMMA PLC is a leading independent UCITS platform focused solely on emerging markets. It provides investors with a regulated, liquid, transparent and risk controlled, single custodian investment structure through which to access the best investment managers from across the developing markets.

Keywise Capital manages over $2bn across a range of long-only and long/short equity strategies for a prestigious client base of global institutional investors, including US foundations, endowments, and international pension funds, and sovereign wealth funds. The team, based in Hong Kong and Beijing, and led by CIO Fang Zheng, has the vision to be one of the leading asset managers for the China markets, and primarily consists of individuals with bi-cultural and multi-lingual profiles that have extensive knowledge in the capital markets and equity investment space.

The Milltrust Keywise China (UCITS) Fund will aim to provide investors with the proven alpha generation of the flagship Keywise Phoenix Development Fund, in a regulated UCITS form. The reference fund has a track record of over 6 years, annualising over 20% since inception. The strategy pursues a concentrated, best-ideas equity strategy across the China markets from which it aims to capture opportunities from public companies in the region with sustainable business models, strong management and reasonable price. The fund will also have the flexibility to mitigate market volatility through the use of futures hedging and cash.

Fang Zheng, CIO and Founder of Keywise Capital said: “ Simon and his team were supporters of Keywise at its inception, and I am delighted to reassociate with him at Milltrust to offer a UCITS fund on the EMMA platform”.

Simon Hopkins, CEO of Milltrust International said: “We are delighted to be working with Fang again. He and his outstanding team will provide a core building block for our global emerging markets investment solutions”.


About Keywise Capital Management
Keywise Capital Management (Hong Kong) is an asset management company licensed under the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, headquartered in Hong Kong and with a research office in Beijing. The firm focuses primarily on companies in the Greater China markets (mainly Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Singapore). Keywise Capital Management (Hong Kong) is fully registered with the U.S. SEC and is a QFII licence holder approved by China's CSRC.

About Milltrust International Group
Milltrust International is an award-winning global investment organization located in London and Singapore, focused on providing investment management expertise on Frontier and Emerging Markets investments.

Milltrust's Emerging Markets Managed Accounts UCITS Platform, incorporated in January 2012 and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland, is the first and only Frontier and Emerging Markets dedicated platform. The platform hosts a range of some of the world's leading regional asset managers each forming an individual building block to a complete global emerging markets offering.

The platform is also available as a white-labeled hosted infrastructure solution to managers looking to launch a cost and time-efficient, EU-regulated UCITS fund.

A Global Emerging Markets Managed Accounts (“GEMMA”) portfolio managed by Milltrust International’s Investment Solutions team also provides investors with an optimal portfolio allocation for their emerging markets exposure, enabling investors to outsource the geographical allocation, portfolio rebalancing and fund selection to a specialist team.

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