Anson Investments Master Fund
Launched in July 2007, Anson Investments Master Fund (AIMF) is our flagship fund. Moez Kassam and Amin Nathoo are the Portfolio Managers primarily responsible for managing AIMF.
AIMF uses a broad array of investment strategies to build a diversified portfolio, with the objective of minimizing volatility and correlation with public equity markets. Strategies used by AIMF include, but are not limited to:
Capital Structure Arbitrage
Private Equity and PIPE Investing
Arch Anson Tactical Real Estate Fund
Arch Anson Tactical Real Estate Fund (ARCH) was launched in November 2018. The Portfolio Manager primarily responsible for ARCH is Michael Missaghie.
ARCH’s core investment objective is to deliver positive absolute returns on an annual basis by investing in global real estate securities utilizing the following investment strategies:
Specifically targeting poorly managed REITs where real estate value is higher than REIT unit trading prices;
Shorting over-valued REITs with weak fundamentals, poor management structure or poor alignment of interests among unitholders and management; identifying merger, acquisition and privatization candidates in the REIT sector, and;
Taking an activist role in certain situations, making and publicizing demands for change.
Anson North Star Tactical Equity Fund
Anson North Star Tactical Equity Fund (ANSF) was launched in January 2020. The Portfolio Manager primarily responsible for managing ANSF is Salman Malik, along with Robert Mills.
ANSF is a long-biased fund which operates using the precept that net market exposure should be determined by analyzing five key factors: (i) sovereign credit signals, (ii) corporate credit signals, (iii) economic indicators, (iv) market breadth, and (v) the trend of revenue and earnings revisions. The management team believes that diligently following a process can help overcome inherent behavioural biases and help identify important changes in market sentiment. Recognizing factor performance shifts, for instance growth versus value, and positioning the portfolio accordingly can help boost returns and limit volatility.
Using these factors, strong relative strength sectors are screened for potential long positions in high quality issuers with strong fundamental attributes, that also show the potential for multiple expansion. In addition, short positions will be sought in issuers with poor fundamental attributes with the opportunity for multiple contraction.
The investment objectives and methods summarized above represent Anson Funds’ current intentions. Depending on conditions and trends in the commodities and securities markets and the economy in general, Anson Funds may pursue any objectives, employ any investment techniques or purchase any type of security or instrument or make any investment that they consider appropriate and in the best interest of the Funds, whether described in this section or not. The foregoing discussion includes and is based on numerous assumptions and opinions of the Investment Advisors concerning world financial markets and other matters, the accuracy of which cannot be assured. There can be no assurance that Anson Funds’ investment strategy will achieve profitable results. Past performance of Anson Funds or any of the funds under its management or any affiliates of Anson Funds is not indicative of future results of the Fund. Investors risk the loss of their entire investment.