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We focus our investment efforts on a small subset of the Asian markets by demanding a strong long-term track record of return on equity and earnings growth. Our investment decisions are informed by a comprehensive on-the-ground due diligence process which identifies outstanding business models and flags potential corporate governance risks. We strive to capture a margin of safety in every investment by insisting on an attractive entry valuation and a strong balance sheet.
- Around 10% of 22,000 companies listed in Asia qualify for our Quality Universe
- The universe is stable with 80% of its members rolling into the next year
- We target the most attractively valued 200 companies in our universe
- We run a rigorous process to eliminate companies with poor corporate governance or misleading financial reporting
- 5-10 potential investment candidates which combine earnings growth, attractive valuation and a strong balance sheet go through our due diligence process each month
- We develop a good understanding of their business model and perform a deep analysis of the financials
- If we have not already met their management, we arrange an on-site visit and initiate a dialogue with the management team
- The Investment Committee evaluates final candidates which are ranked against existing investments before potential inclusion
- Dynamic process ensures only most attractive investments remain in the portfolio
Our selection process results in a portfolio combining long-term quality, attractive valuations and strong balance sheets. On average our portfolio companies enjoy double the market’s return on equity, an earnings multiple that is up to 70% cheaper than the market, and a significant net cash position.
We are a multilingual team based in Hong Kong, an ideal location to conduct due diligence across Asia Pacific. The partners have made a significant personal investment in the funds, allowing for better alignment of interests with our investors. We believe that our success depends on our communicative and collaborative approach, the sharing of data and leveraging one’s another strengths and expertise.
Ascender Capital advises two separate funds deploying the same investment process:
- Launched in 2012
- Absolute return fund
- Focus on Asia including Japan
- Long biased with market hedging
- Monthly liquidity
- Focus on capital preservation - consistent positive returns every year since inception*
- Received the 2019 Best Asia including Japan Fund Award from HFM AsiaHedge
- Launched in 2017
- UCITS fund
- Focus on Asia including Japan
- Weekly liquidity
- Outperformed the MSCI AC Asia benchmark since inception