Ignis Asset Management

Fund Company

Ignis Asset Management - http://www.ignisasset.com/
 
Ignis provides the stability of a well-capitalised investment business with some £73.3bn in assets under management and distributes a range of global investment services. (as at 30th March 2012)

Investment performance, and the risk taken to achieve it, is at the heart of the business model. Ignis believes that entrepreneurial teams operating in standalone business units are best placed to meet, or exceed, clients’ performance needs. These Ignis business units, each focused on a particular investment capability, are able to devise their own process while sharing a common pool of resources.

  • Ignis Fixed Income – a strong, experienced team employing a flexible, innovative approach. Led by Ignis Chief Investment Officer, Chris Fellingham, the team manages £53.3bn (as at 30th March 2012), comprises more than 30 investment professionals and focuses on liquidity, rates, credit and specialist fixed income.
  • Ignis Equities – Ignis Equities comprises five teams managing UK, European, Far East, US, Global and Emerging Market portfolios. The team is headed by CIO Ignis Equities and Deputy Chief Investment Officer, Mark Lovett, and manages £10.8bn (as at 30th March 2012) of assets.
  • Ignis Real Estate – a highly experienced and well-resourced team, with core strengths in actively searching out properties and adding value to real estate portfolios, focusing on asset management and maintaining high and stable income streams. The team is headed by Gary Hutcheson, Managing Director and CIO of Ignis Real Estate, and manages £3.3bn (as at 30th March 2012).
  • Ignis Advisors – a specialist Fund of Funds team with capabilities spanning the alternative investments spectrum. The Advisors range includes a successful Fund of Hedge Funds, Real Estate and Private Equity fund investments and retail Multi-Manager funds. Managing £2.1bn (as at 30th March 2012), the Ignis Advisors team is led by Michiel Timmerman.
  • Ignis Solutions – Ignis has extensive experience of working in partnership with its parent company, the Phoenix Group, to manage assets alongside liabilities. This provides a unique perspective from which to develop innovative new approaches to address the longstanding and evolving challenges facing institutional clients. Ignis Solutions specialises in Liability Driven Investment (LDI), Asset Liability Management (ALM) and related risk mitigation.
  • Ignis Partners – provides entrepreneurial fund managers with a more independent legal structure and the support of a large organisation through the early stages of their business development. Ignis partners include; Argonaut (European equities); Cartesian (UK equities); Castle Hill (credit); and Hexam

Company

Fund Name

ISIN

Currency

Inception Date

Rating

Risk

Profile

Ignis Asset Management Limited

Ignis Corporate Bond GBP Cap

GB0001300267

GBP

09/05/1994

3

High

To produce income and capital growth by investing in UK fixed interest securities (which includes corporate bonds) and Gilts (with the provision to invest up to 15% of the portfolio in fixed interest securities outwith the UK).

Ignis Asset Management Limited

Ignis UK Property A GBP Dis

GB00B053C307

GBP

22/12/2004

NULL

NULL

The fund’s objective is to achieve income and capital growth through investing predominantly in UK real commercial property.

Ignis Asset Management Limited

Ignis UK Property A GBP Cap

GB00B053C414

GBP

22/12/2004

NULL

NULL

The fund’s objective is to achieve income and capital growth through investing predominantly in UK real commercial property.

Ignis Asset Management Limited

Ignis Internation China Fund A Cap

IE00B0S5QL93

GBP

19/12/2006

4

Medium

The investment policy of the Fund is to invest predominantly in a concentrated portfolio of approximately 20 - 50 stocks of companies in China or Hong Kong. This will include B shares on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, B Shares on the Shenzen Stock Exchange, H shares in Hong Kong and N Shares in the US. The Fund also has the ability to invest in the securities of companies listed in Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, US, and South Korea that invest in or trade with China. The Fund will be actively managed with a focus on companies with above-average growth prospects. The Fund is not constrained by any index weightings and does not concentrate on any particular sector but invests from a broad range of stocks without regard to market capitalisation.

Ignis Asset Management Limited

Ignis Internation China Fund A Dis

IE00B0S5QM01

GBP

10/01/2008

3

Medium

The investment policy of the Fund is to invest predominantly in a concentrated portfolio of approximately 20 - 50 stocks of companies in China or Hong Kong. This will include B shares on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, B Shares on the Shenzen Stock Exchange, H shares in Hong Kong and N Shares in the US. The Fund also has the ability to invest in the securities of companies listed in Taiwan, Singapore, Australia, US, and South Korea that invest in or trade with China. The Fund will be actively managed with a focus on companies with above-average growth prospects. The Fund is not constrained by any index weightings and does not concentrate on any particular sector but invests from a broad range of stocks without regard to market capitalisation.

Ignis Asset Management Limited

Ignis Int Asia Pacific Cap

IE00B0S5RK51

GBP

19/12/2006

3

Medium

The fund’s objective is to achieve long-term capital growth. The investment policy of the Fund is to invest predominantly in a concentrated portfolio of approximately 40 – 70 stocks of companies from the Far East and Pacific Basin including Australia and India and whose securities are listed or traded on a Recognized Market, but always excluding any investment in Japan. The Fund will be actively managed with its investments spread across the region with a focus on companies with above-average growth prospects. The Fund is not constrained by any index weightings and does not concentrate on any particular country or sector but invests from a broad range of stocks without regard to market capitalization.

Ignis Asset Management Limited

Ignis Int Cartesian Enhan Alpha Cap

IE00B288HL90

GBP

08/11/2007

4

Low

The fund’s objective is to achieve long-term capital growth. The investment policy of the Fund is to provide a return in excess of the Index using investment analysis management techniques developed by the Investment Manager to highlight investment opportunities. Investments will be primarily in equity and equity derivative products which will include contracts for difference (swaps), traded options and financial futures. This includes direct investment in equities for long exposure and also exchange-traded financial derivative instruments and over-the-counter financial derivative instruments (together ‘derivatives’), which may be for long or short exposure. The Fund is investing in derivatives in order to obtain additional long and short exposure as described in more detail below.

Ignis Asset Management Limited

Ignis Int Cartesian Enhan Alpha Dis

IE00B288HM08

GBP

08/11/2007

4

Low

The fund’s objective is to achieve long-term capital growth. The investment policy of the Fund is to provide a return in excess of the Index using investment analysis management techniques developed by the Investment Manager to highlight investment opportunities. Investments will be primarily in equity and equity derivative products which will include contracts for difference (swaps), traded options and financial futures. This includes direct investment in equities for long exposure and also exchange-traded financial derivative instruments and over-the-counter financial derivative instruments (together ‘derivatives’), which may be for long or short exposure. The Fund is investing in derivatives in order to obtain additional long and short exposure as described in more detail below.

Ignis Asset Management Limited

Ignis Absolute Return Gov Bd Fd Cap

LU0612891514

EUR

31/03/2011

NULL

NULL

The objective of the Fund is to deliver positive total returns that are independent of bond and equity market conditions.