Big picture - Why invest in APQ Global
APQ Global Snapshot
APQ is an international emerging markets company with a focus on Asia, Latin America, Emerging Europe, the Middle East and Africa. APQ aims to deliver a stable and growing dividend and capital growth for shareholders by focusing on generating significant income from business opportunities with good value and long-term growth potential. The company’s activities in emerging markets are driven by APQ’s very experienced management team and are guided by the company’s core values of transparency, integrity and partnership.
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Ticker: APQ LN
SEDOL: BZ6VP17 GB
The Company has successfully exited its position in Charlemagne Capital (which had represented 2.4% of book value) in December 2016, generating a Return on Investment of around 40%.
In addition, the Company has increased its investment in City of London Investment Group (‘CLIG’) to a holding that represents 2.9% of book value, taking advantage of the recent share price weakness. We believe that the outlook for the emerging markets equity asset class, the prudent management and an attractive dividend yield bode well for the CLIG stock price.
The Company also holds 2.9% and 3.9% respectively in two publicly listed emerging markets debt funds (EMD US and EDD US). Both funds trade at appealing discounts and have high dividend yields in excess of 8%.
BART TURTELBOOM (CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
Bart is Chief Executive Officer of APQ Global Limited. Previously, he was the co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of APQ Partners LLP. Prior to APQ Partners LLP, Bart was Co-Head of the Emerging Markets business at GLG and Co-Portfolio Manager of the GLG emerging markets funds. He was previously the Global Co-Head of Emerging Markets at Morgan Stanley, where he ran a multi-billion US Dollar business spanning Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, and head of its Global Capital Markets Group. Prior to that Bart was a Portfolio Manager at Vega Asset Management and a Director at Deutsche Bank, where he held several roles culminating in coverage of the bank’s largest European clients. Bart was an Economist for the International Monetary Fund in Washington D.C. from 1994 until 1997. Bart received a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.
WAYNE BULPITT (NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN)
Wayne Bulpitt has around 35 years of experience in business leadership in banking, investment and administration services. Having left National Westminster Bank Plc in 1992 to join CIBC Bank & Trust Company, he developed and launched CIBC Fund Managers (Guernsey) Limited in 1994. As Managing Director, Wayne spent the next four years managing and developing the offshore funds and building a third party fund administration capacity.
In 1998 this experience was to prove crucial for the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce where, as Director of Offshore Investment Services Global Private Banking & Trust Division, his main priority was to restructure the delivery of their investment management services outside of Canada.
Wayne founded Active Group Limited in 2002 after his careers with NatWest and CIBC. Under his leadership, Active is an innovative provider of practical and professional support services such as compliance, corporate secretarial and management services to the offshore finance industry. Wayne is on the boards of various investment management companies and funds (both listed and un-listed), overseeing a diverse range of investment activities.
RICHARD BRAY (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND FINANCE DIRECTOR)
Richard Bray has over 30 years in depth experience in the fund and investment management sectors, including 13 years with a major Swiss financial institution. Richard has worked on a wide variety of investment vehicles, from relatively simple long only bond and equity funds, through to complex structured products and including private equity, commodity, derivative, and hedge funds of various strategies.
Richard sits on the boards of a variety of funds, investment management companies and fund administration companies acting in both executive and non-executive capacities. In these roles he has variously overseen the day to day operations, provided risk management advice and oversight, and overseen the investment activities of those entities.
Richard is a Member of the Chartered Management Institute and the Institute of Directors. He is also a member of administration and technical sub-committees of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association (“GIFA”). As part of the GIFA technical committee, Richard worked on the team that produced Guernsey’s AIFM rules and regulations.
PHILIP SOULSBY (INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
Philip Soulsby is a mathematics graduate. He qualified as a chartered accountant in London with BDO Binder Hamlyn, before transferring to KPMG in Guernsey in 1990. There he spent two years specialising in the audit of financial services companies and offshore mutual funds. In 1992 he joined Credit Suisse Fund Administration Limited in charge of finance and compliance, later moving to a role more involved in structuring and marketing mutual fund services, helping the business grow from 12 staff to over 130. During this time he acted as director to a number of funds and fund managers, and gained a broad knowledge of hedge funds, derivatives and risk control. In 2006, he left Credit Suisse to establish his own business, The Mundi Group Ltd, a fair-trade and ethical products business. He remains a director of several funds and fund management companies and is also Constable and Douzenier to the Parish of St Martin.
The number of AIM securities in issue
The Company has in issue 78,055,000 ordinary shares of no par value, with no ordinary shares held in treasury.
Bart Turtelboom - 28.19%
Vega Absolute Return Fund - 28.19%
Old Mutual - 23.06%
Merseyside Pension Fund - 12.81%
TC Asset Management - 3.46%
This information was last updated on: 21/8/2016
There are no restrictions on the transfer of the ordinary shares of the Company.
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