Aperture Credit Opportunities
CIO UK and Fund Manager
Simon Thorp is the Chief Investment Officer, UK, based in Aperture’s London office. Simon is a career credit investor, with over 30 years experience in fixed income markets as well as an investing track record spanning over 15 years, most recently serving as the director of KKR Credit. His experience spans broking, investment banking and fund management.
The objective of the Fund is to implement an absolute return strategy to achieve income and capital growth by investing, either directly or indirectly, through the use of exchange-traded and OTC financial derivative instruments, in a portfolio of different asset classes with a focus on debt securities. We also recommend inserting the following elements to the fund facts: life of the fund and recommended holding period (if any).
The management company is Generali Investments Luxembourg S.A. who appointed Aperture Investors as investment manager.
Management Company and Investments Manager
$625 M (as of end of March 2021)
August 5th, 2019
ISIN (I USD Acc.)
ISIN (I Eur Hedged Acc.)
Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) +2%
30% > benchmark
Risks: Interest rate risk; The Sub-fund may invest in securities rated below Investment Grade, which present greater risk of loss to principal and interest than higher-quality securities; Credit risk; Credit default swaps; Emerging markets; Derivatives.
Long/Short Credit strategy with the objective of generating a return on SOFR +2% p.a. while maintaining low correlation with the credit market.
The strategy is implemented through cash bonds, CDS, indices and other credit derivatives.
Average portfolio rating around BB, average duration between 3 and 5 years. Net exposure (risk adjusted) between -33% and 50%.
Global approach, with exposure to US and Europe at around 80%.
Simon Thorp, co-portfolio manager, has 16+ year track record running similar strategies through numerous credit cycles. Former portfolio manager of Avoca Capital and former head of L/S Credit strategies at KKR.
Following the Aperture Investors philosophy, the fees structure aligns the interests of portfolio managers with those of investors.
Past Net Performance of the sub-fund
There can be no assurance that the investment objective will be achieved or that there will be a return on capital.
As of 31 March, 2021
Sub-fund (USD I Acc.)
Important information: Investments involve risks. Performance data shown represents past performance and is no guarantee of, and not necessarily indicative of, future results. No express or implied liability or guarantee is assumed that the future performance will correspond to the performance described above. The value of and income from fund units or sub-fund units (“Units”) may fluctuate, rise or fall, so you may have a gain or a loss when the Units are sold. Source: Aperture Investors, data as of 31 March 2021. The performance of and income from the Units have to be reduced by costs and taxes. Current performance may be higher or lower than the quoted and no guarantee can be assumed that the investment objectives of the fund/sub-fund will be achieved. Benchmark = United States Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) + 2%. The Credit Opportunities Fund charges a management fee of 0.39% and a performance fee that is equal to 30% of the over performance of the Net Asset Value of the Class of Share over the applicable performance fee benchmark
Alt Credit European Performance Awards 2020
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Aperture is part of Generali Investments’ multi-boutique platform.
Aperture Investors, based in New York, is a global asset manager founded in 2018 by a partnership between Generali Group and Mr Peter Kraus, former Chairman and CEO of AllianceBernstein. Aperture operates with an unconstrained investment approach and a unique fee model that aligns the company’s profitability with that of its clients. The company charges low, ETF-like fees when performance is at or below stated benchmarks. When and only when returns are generated in excess of a strategy’s benchmark, Aperture Investors charges a performance-linked fee, and as such, investment teams are compensated primarily on outperformance.
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