Argyll Investment

Fund Company

Argyll Investment - http://www.argyllinvestment.com/
 
Argyll is an independent, owner-managed investment management company based in Guernsey.  The company and its Directors are regulated and licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission to conduct the restricted activities of: promotion, subscription, registration, dealing, management, administration and advising on collective investment schemes (Category I) and general securities and derivatives (Category II).  Argyll’s directors are Clive Standish-White, Shaun McDade, Hazel Kelling and Bredin Harding, who collectively have more than sixty years’ experience in all aspects of the offshore finance industry, gained in a variety of well-respected financial institutions. A diversity of skills results in a collective mix of talent that is ideal for their risk averse approach to investment management and helps them align themselves with their corporate philosophy.

Corporate Philosophy

  • Seek superior, long term, investment returns at modest levels of risk
  • Develop simple and innovative products that provide value-added solutions for their clients
  • Align their interests with those of their clients

Services

Argyll offers three distinct services:

Fund Management – Within the Fund Management services they offer three types of fund product:

  • Multi-asset class, multi-manager portfolios and funds
  • Income funds
  • Specialist fund sector funds

Portfolio Management – Within the Portfolio Management services they offer four standard levels of portfolio management;

  • Discretionary Management Services
  • Advisory Management Services
  • Advisory Dealing Services
  • Execution-Only Services

Pension Fund Management – The Pension Management services currently include:

  • Management of Personal Retirement Annuity Trust Schemes (RATS)
  • Pension fund investment management

Investment Approach

Argyll takes a long-term view to portfolio management, seeking to generate strong risk-adjusted returns above that achievable from cash or cash equivalents. They implement their investment philosophy by ensuring that simple, logical fundamentals are the primary drivers determining how, where, when and why money is invested.

As a primarily multi-manager investor, they aim to identify proven managers whose investment approach dovetails with their ‘back to basics’ principles, for each of the asset classes, sectors or investment strategies they wish to access. Argyll then blends an optimal mix of these managers into their portfolios, diversifying across a broad spread of underlying investments. In order to achieve their primary consideration of risk reduction, they have developed a core / satellite approach to investment management.

The ‘core’ component of their investment portfolios comprises of fixed income, alternative strategies and protected / balanced equities. Collectively, these are intended to generate steady, positive returns with a low correlation to mainstream equity and bond markets. These are complemented by a number of ‘satellite’ holdings, primarily global and emerging market equities, as well as property investments and derivatives. Here, return characteristics are much more influenced by the direction of markets and are likely to be more volatile than their core positions.

Whilst the aim of the ‘satellite’ component is to gain exposure to a range of alpha generators and risk profiles, most of their holdings can be characterised as ‘index agnostic’ and ‘risk-aware’ to the point they will hold significant cash positions where appropriate. As such, they represent a key part of their risk management process and while performance returns may vary considerably from benchmark, they can add significant long-term value to their portfolios.

Company

Fund Name

ISIN

Currency

Inception Date

Rating

Risk

Profile

Argyll Investment Services Ltd

WSF Asian Pac Shariah Growth A Cap

GG00B3QYLQ92

GBP

16/08/2010

NULL

NULL

The investment objective of the Cell is to seek long term capital appreciation and income generation through investment predominantly in equities listed on stock exchanges in the emerging and developed markets in the Asian Pacific region excluding Japan, that are Shariah-compliant. The Cell may invest in shares, stocks, warrants and participate in mutual funds and acquire other interests in Shariah-compliant collective investment schemes in any economic sector which are permitted under the investment restrictions section of the Offering Memorandum and the Shariah Investment Guidelines set up in the Memorandum.

Argyll Investment Services Ltd

WSF Reliance Gl Shariah Grow A Cap

GG00B3TBCS61

GBP

16/08/2010

NULL

NULL

The investment objective of the Cell is to seek long term capital growth from an actively managed portfolio of Shariah-compliant securities which may be located in any jurisdiction or in any economic sector provided that such securities are listed securities or securities quoted on a Recognised Stock Exchange. The Investment Manager will seek to provide a consistent return over time in excess of the S&P Developed BMI Shariah Index.

Argyll Investment Services Ltd

WSF Reliance Gl Shariah Grow A Cap

GG00B4LD8Z60

USD

16/08/2010

NULL

NULL

The investment objective of the Cell is to seek long term capital growth from an actively managed portfolio of Shariah-compliant securities which may be located in any jurisdiction or in any economic sector provided that such securities are listed securities or securities quoted on a Recognised Stock Exchange. The Investment Manager will seek to provide a consistent return over time in excess of the S&P Developed BMI Shariah Index.

Argyll Investment Services Ltd

WSF Asian Pac Shariah Growth A Cap

GG00B4Q51G96

USD

16/08/2010

NULL

NULL

The investment objective of the Cell is to seek long term capital appreciation and income generation through investment predominantly in equities listed on stock exchanges in the emerging and developed markets in the Asian Pacific region excluding Japan, that are Shariah-compliant. The Cell may invest in shares, stocks, warrants and participate in mutual funds and acquire other interests in Shariah-compliant collective investment schemes in any economic sector which are permitted under the investment restrictions section of the Offering Memorandum and the Shariah Investment Guidelines set up in the Memorandum.