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Our world has been forever altered by the discoveries of extraordinary explorers. Their desire to learn, to refuse the allegedly impossible, and to create and innovate without rest, have led to uncountable geographic, scientific and social breakthroughs. For these men and women, there is no limit - every milestone achieved is only an opportunity to push further

Emperor Asset Management (EAM) is in the business of extraordinary financial exploration. EAM provides a unique range of asset management products including unit trusts, segregated portfolios and hedge funds. Each of our investment strategies leverages our unique, quantitative, momentum style approach, which has a proven 10-year track record of beating benchmark returns. Tailored risk and return, real-time access and aligned performance fee structures are some of the characteristics that set EAM apart.

Momentum investing involves finding stocks that are the strongest, and the most likely to trade higher. In a bear market, that means buying the ones that dropped the least. When they start to lose momentum, you get out of the position. Where value investors buy low and sell high, momentum investors buy high and sell higher.

IP Momentum Equity Fund
The IP Momentum Equity Fund follows a quantitative momentum strategy, investing in the top 180 most liquid shares of the JSE, measured in terms of average weekly trading volumes. The strategy is designed to provide the maximum returns obtainable from a pure equities investment at the lowest risk possible. A minimum exposure of 80% to South African equities will be maintained at all times, and a maximum of around 95%.

Incorporating momentum stocks into your investments diversifies your portfolio and provides you with access to the fastest- growing capital.

If we don’t outperform,

you don’t pay

 

Our fee structure works in your favour: you only pay us to perform. Our management fee is 1.5%. However, should we not outperform the market, no management or performance fee will be charged, aligning our incentive to our objective.

Our annual management fee is calculated daily by comparing our total performance over a rolling 24-month period, to that of the benchmark (adjusted for expenses and cash flow).

KEY DIFFERENTIATORS

  • Quantitative momentum - based investment style
  • Management and performance fees at risk to performance

INSTRUMENTS

  • South African equities
  • Free cash

STANDARD FEES

  • Management fee - 1.5% pa if we hit the benchmark
  • Performance fee - 20% of out performance over the benchmark

Fund

Highlights

  • Best Equity Unit Trust for the 1st Quarter of 2015 (Morningstar, 2015).
  • The Fund finished in the TOP 10 of the in the Equity Unit Trust Spaces (within 1st year of launch. To put this into perspective, there are over 1000 Unit Trusts in SA (Morningstar, 2015).
  • Also available as TFSA

This fund is suitable for investors who are looking for outperformance relative to the FTSE/JSE Top 40 Total Return Index and want long-term capital growth. The fund offers strategy diversification from traditional investment styles.

The IP Momentum Equity Fund is ideally suited to investors who are:

  • striving to grow their financial assets at a steady pace over the long term;
    seeking style diversification;
  • have an investment horizon of three years or longer; and
    are comfortable with pure equity investments.

Robert Falcon Scott

Investment structure
Segregated portfolio

Investment method
Quantitative

Launch date
1 October 2004

Benchmark
JSE/FTSE Top 40 (A)

Strategy
Multi

Long/Short
Long bias

Risk level
Personalised

Exposure level
120% - 200% long

Minimum initial deposit
R10 000

Management fee
1.2%

Performance fee
20% above benchmark

Fee differentiator*
B

Investible universe
JSE Top 140 (liquidity)

Instruments traded
CFDs Options Futures

Strategy component
Momentum Value Growth Blue chips Market timing Downside protection

MOST SUITABLE TO

Investors seeking maximum equity returns at the same or moderately more risk than the market.

Investors who have an investment horizon of four years or more and are comfortable with market fluctuations.

Sir Edmund Hillary

Investment structure Segregated portfolio

Investment method Quantitative

Launch date 1 June 2014

Benchmark A

Strategy Multi

Long/Short Long bias

Risk level Aggressive

Exposure level 120% - 200% long

Minimum initial deposit R250 000

Management fee 1.2%

Performance fee 20% above benchmark

Fee differentiator* B

Investible universe JSE Top 140 (liquidity)

Instruments traded CFDs

Strategy component Momentum Value Growth Low volatility bias Market timing

MOST SUITABLE TO

Investors seeking maximum equity returns whilst taking substantially more risk than the market.

Investors who have an investment horizon of at least five years, limited to a maximum of 10% to 15% of their investment assets.

Sir Ernest Shackleton

Investment structure Segregated portfolio

Investment method Quantitative

Launch date Early 2015

Benchmark A

Strategy Single

Long/Short Long only

Risk level Personalised

Exposure level 120% - 200% long

Minimum initial deposit R10 000

Management fee 1.2%

Performance fee 20% above benchmark

Fee differentiator* B

Investible universe JSE Top 140 (liquidity)

Instruments traded CFDs Shares

Strategy component Momentum Low volatility bias Market timing Dynamic strategy shifting

MOST SUITABLE TO

Investors seeking above market returns at less than or similar (depending on exposure level) to the market risk. Investors seeking to grow their financial assets at a steady pace over the long term.

Investors who have an investment horizon of three years or longer. Investment may be suitable as a building block for retirement planning for those investors that are comfortable with equity market risk

IP Momentum Equity Fund

Investment structure Segregated portfolio

Investment method Quantitative

Launch date 1 September 2014

Benchmark A, including income

Strategy Single

Long/Short Long only

Risk level Aggressive

Exposure level 80% - 100% long

Minimum initial deposit R10 000 lumpsum/R1 000

Management fee 1.5%

Performance fee 20% above benchmark

Fee differentiator* C

Investible universe JSE Top 180 (liquidity)

Instruments traded Shares

Strategy component Momentum Low volatility bias Market Timing (limited) Dynamic strategy shifting

MOST SUITABLE TO

Investors seeking above market returns at less than 70% of the market risk. Investors seeking to grow their financial assets at a steady pace over the long term

Investors who have an investment horizon of three years or longer. Investment may be suitable as a building block for retirement planning for those investors that are comfortable with pure equity investments. Especially suitable for investors and multimanager pension funds requiring style diversification to include exposure to a unique momentum style.

IP Global Momentum Equity Fund

Investment structure Equity Unit Trust

Investment method Quantitative

Launch date Late 2015

Benchmark S&P 500

Strategy Single

Long/Short Long only

Risk level: Aggressive 

Exposure level 100% long

Minimum initial deposit R10 000 lumpsum/R1 000

Management fee 1.5%

Performance fee 20% above benchmark

Fee differentiator* C

Investible universe S&P 500

Instruments traded Shares

Strategy component Momentum Low volatility bias Market Timing (limited) Dynamic strategy shifting

MOST SUITABLE TO

Investors seeking pure equity exposure to US equities. Investors looking to hedge against SA political and economic risk. Investors seeking to grow their financial assets at a steady pace over the long term.

Investors who have an investment horizon of four years or longer. Investment may be suitable as a building block for retirement planning for those investors that are comfortable with pure equity investments and requiring diversification in foreign equity markets. Especially suitable for investors and multimanager pension funds requiring style diversification to include exposure to a unique momentum style

Sir John Ross

Investment structure Hedge fund? En-commandite partnership

Investment method Quantitative

Launch date 1 November 2014

Benchmark 50% A, 50% STEFI 12m

Strategy Single

Long/Short Long/short

Risk level Aggressive

Exposure level 140% long/40% short

Minimum initial deposit R5 000 000

Management fee 1.2%

Performance fee 20% above benchmark

Fee differentiator* B

Investible universe JSE Top 180(liquidity)

Instruments traded CFDs Shares Options Futures

Strategy component Momentum Low volatility bias (long holdings) High volatility bias (short holdings) Market timing Downside protection

MOST SUITABLE TO

Sophisticated investors seeking maximum returns at significantly less risk than the market.

Investors who have a time horizon of at least two years and are comfortable with a product that offers robust protection against market fluctuations. Especially suited for institutional investors that seek exposure to a unique long-short equity momentum investment style wrapped in an encommandite partnership structure.

* Fee differentiator (B) Performance fees accrued remain at risk to future performance

Fee differentiator (C) Performance and management fees accrued remain at risk to future performance