Abacus pursues a targeted investment approach that caters to specific investor requirements, while ensuring that risks are well diversified and that the best investment opportunities available are provided to its portfolios.
Abacus pursues a targeted investment approach for its portfolios. The approach is divided in two categories: Income-Oriented Portfolios and Capital Gain-Oriented Portfolios. For income-oriented portfolios, Abacus selects publicly traded equity and debt securities and liquid funds that offer income visibility and some degree of capital protection. For portfolios oriented towards capital gains, Abacus invests in (i) the securities of growth and event driven companies that have healthy business franchises and/or growth opportunities that financial and industry players will value; and (ii) non-traditional assets where supply is severely limited and demand is or is very likely to be very high.
Abacus Capital will tailor the investment criteria of a portfolio to the requirements of each investor. These criteria generally include industry focus, company financial structure and potential, securities characteristics, and valuation benchmarks. Where appropriate, Abacus Capital applies investment limitations on the percentage of a portfolio that can be invested in any one company, industry or country.
Abacus performs regular valuations on its portfolios using a mark-to-market methodology, enabling investors to determine investment performance accurately. Prices of securities and assets are updated based on the most recent trade price or, where none may be available, bids from brokers and valuers.
Abacus actively monitors the market, liquidity, correlation, credit and counterparty exposure of its portfolios by reviewing these risk categories on a dynamic basis, ensuring that investors have to access superior risk-adjusted investment opportunities. When hedging is required, Abacus makes use of a variety of capital markets instruments available in the local and offshore financial markets.