Globersel Equity Value Metropolis Fund
The Globersel Equity Value Metropolis Fund will be managed by Metropolis Capital Ltd (Metropolis), a UK-based, specialist boutique investment management company. Metropolis offers a single investment solution, active since 2011 in OEIC format, which is a global value equity strategy with a focus on developed markets. The fund adopts a long-term, benchmark agnostic, approach to investment and focuses on a high conviction portfolio averaging 15-25 positions with holding periods in excess of 5 years.
The investment philosophy is value-based with a strong focus on quality. The Fund Managers seek businesses with sustainable and defensible competitive positions which are selling materially below their intrinsic value. There is an emphasis on identifying companies with managers who are good allocators of capital and have an ownership mentality. To support this style, the investment team undertakes extensive bottom-up fundamental research, executing a private equity style of due diligence which evaluates each holding as if they were acquiring the whole business.
Unusually, the two Fund Managers have a successful background in industry, starting as strategy consultants with Bain & Company before founding and building businesses in media and software in the decade prior to their founding Metropolis. The fund Managers, Simon Denison-Smith & Jonathan Mills, have 100% of their financial investments in this strategy.
Globersel Anavon Absolute Alpha
The Globersel Anavon Absolute Alpha will be managed by Anavon Capital, a London-based specialist investment manager established in 2011 and currently managing approximately $150m in a global equity long-short strategy. The new fund will target a very low beta exposure to the market, aiming to deliver superior uncorrelated returns stemming from a high level of alpha generated from a set of idiosyncratic company positions, both long and short.
Anavon employs deep fundamental, bottom-up research to seek out individual long and short opportunities in developed markets with a focus on liquid, large or mid-cap stocks. The long portfolio targets high-quality businesses with secular growth and competitive advantages where the share price is temporarily dislocated. The short portfolio seeks to short low-quality businesses with structural challenges where the share price is overhyped.
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