Observations from the Quarter Q1 2022
May 11, 2022 | Vergent Asset Management
The strategy experienced a perfect storm of negative risk events during the quarter, starting with the unrest in Kazakhstan in January. This was followed closely by the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the end of February.
Observations from the Quarter Q4 2021
January 24, 2022 | Vergent Asset Management
The strategy generated a net return of 8.4% in the year ending December 2021. The strategy’s performance in the year was shaped by a continuation of some of the themes that underpinned returns in 2020 and others which had a less favourable impact on historical returns but now appear to be turning the corner.
Observations from the Quarter Q3 2021
November 2, 2021 | Vergent Asset Management
The strategy’s performance in the quarter was driven by three key factors: 1. Reopening sensitivity in the retail and financial services portfolio in Indonesia and the Philippines as those economies emerge from their respective lockdowns as a result of a ramp up in vaccinations in the key economic centers.
Observations from the Quarter Q2 2021
July 16, 2021 | Vergent Asset Management
The strategy continues to be rewarded for the thesis we’ve built around technology, payments, and financial inclusion in our markets. The starting point for us in that process was the mobile money opportunity in East Africa which continues to be best exemplified by Kenya’s Safaricom’s M-Pesa.
Sido Muncul: Underwriting a Herbal Renaissance
June 4, 2021 | Vergent Asset Management
In this month’s edition of Insights, we discuss how traditional herbal remedies are moving to the mainstream and highlight Sido Muncul, the Indonesian consumer company at the forefront of this rising trend
Out with the old in with the new
April 8, 2021 | Vergent Asset Management
Our Insights on M-Pesa, the Kenyan company at the forefront of one the most exciting digital financial revolutions in the world today.
Observations from the Quarter Q1 2021
April 6, 2021 | Vergent Asset Management
The Vergent Emerging Opportunities strategy generated net USD returns of negative 3.6% in the quarter ending March 31 2021. The strategy continues to be focused on identifying transformational growth companies in the Frontier and smaller Emerging markets.