Aubrey Capital Management (Aubrey) has made its global emerging markets product available to retail investors on Hargreaves Lansdown, as the firm aims to expand its distribution capabilities to meet demand in the UK.
The firm is a specialist investment manager based in Edinburgh, Scotland, with a focus on global conviction funds. It believes the adoption of the Luxembourg-domiciled SVS Aubrey Global Emerging Markets Fund on the platform reflects the strategy’s performance. Over the last five years, the fund has outperformed its benchmark, the MSCI TR Net Emerging Markets USD index, returning 145.1 percent versus 84.5 percent, respectively.
The strategy is already available on retail platforms Bestinvest (powered by Tilney), Chelsea Financial Services, AJ Bell and Interactive Investor.
Andrew Dalrymple, Aubrey founding partner and the lead manager of the Global Emerging Markets fund, feels that investors can no longer afford to ignore opportunities in emerging markets.
This is particularly the case in countries such as China and India, where Mr Dalrymple believes companies can provide significant levels of growth, diversification, and often higher returns to their counterparts in further developed countries.
He said, “The wait is finally over for UK investors eagerly awaiting our Global Emerging Markets fund to be added to their preferred investment platforms. We are delighted to see B to C platforms such as Hargreaves Lansdown, Bestinvest, CheIsea, AJ Bell, and Interactive Investor make available our funds to direct investors via their platforms and acknowledge the returns we’ve been able to generate for our clients.”
Aubrey chief executive officer Mark Martyrossian added, “If only you were on the Hargreaves Lansdown platform, we should love to invest has been repeated to us multiple times over the last years. We are therefore delighted with the news that we are now available to investors via Hargreaves Lansdown.”