OUR SERVICES

Parmenion is an implemented investment consultancy and research house. Next to the creation of investment strategies and delivery of hands-on, applied investment research (either directly to end investors or via fund solutions), we do also provide emerging asset managers and/or financial institutions in emerging/frontier countries with hands-on advice via directorships, board room consultancy and other forms of knowledge transfer.

 

IN ALL CASES WE STAY CLOSE TO OUR INVESTMENT PHILOSOPHY

MUTUAL FUNDS

Parmenion acts as the institutional investment advisor within GP Group, with the latter having a hybrid structure. On the one hand a lot of the business comes from a – mainly Chinese – multi-family-office structure. On the other, the institutional business in Europe and MENA (Parmenion’s original home markets) and Asia (via GP’s network) is growing. And so is our joint reach in selected Emerging markets outside of Asia and Europe.

For our internal and external clients we have created a set of funds on the basis of our investment concept consisting of two Fund Series:

1. GLOCAL Funds

2. PREMIUM Funds

1. GLOCAL FUNDS

The GLOCAL Funds focuses primarily on Emerging and Frontier Markets (EMFM). It is developed in close collaboration with our preferred fund administration partner in Luxembourg (Novacap) and our Dutch institutional investment partner Nicanor. The first Glocal funds will focus on China as stand-alone country. Together with GP Shanghai, we have started to work on a Chinese broad-market equity strategy and an RMB Bond Fund. Both will be typical Parmenion strategies in that they will incorporate local masters and global grandmasters that we have qualified as best-of-breed partners. We expect both strategies to go live in Q1 2019.

Global EMFM and regional strategies for Pan Africa-MENA and Emerging Europe-Russia-Central Asia will follow shortly. The incorporation of Local Master asset managers from (selected) EMFM countries is key to these funds.

 

2. PREMIUM FUNDS

The PREMIUM Funds focus mainly on global strategies. Clients/prospects who like our approach in EMFM space – but require a global solution – can always be served through a tailor-made solution consisting of a Premium Fund next to a GLOCAL Fund.

Our GTAA (global tactical asset allocation) team will then oversee the combination dynamically. When feasible, Premium Funds will incorporate selected GLOCAL solutions anyway. The incorporation of Global Grandmaster asset managers is key to these funds.

Our funds are for qualified investors only. For more information, please contact Ms Fatima de Vos.

 

SEGREGATED MANDATES

For investors who contemplate an investment in one of our funds (see above under “Mutual Funds”) in excess of USD 10 million we can also provide you with a tailor-made solution (e.g. a segregated mandate).

The essence of our concept – based on using the world’s best Master and Grandmaster managers as starting point – makes it relatively easy for Parmenion to deliver tailor made solutions.

Do not hesitate to contact our Investment Department when you think that your investment case might require a special solution.

SPECIAL INVESTMENT SOLUTIONS

Together with our colleagues at GP Group in Europe and Asia, GP Parmenion also offers special investment solutions (not being mutual funds or segregated mandates on the basis of mutual funds strategies).

This can range from the provision of highly-liquid structured notes (very popular in Asia!) like the so-called AMC (actively-managed certificate) Global Balanced Opportunities that we developed earlier this year together with GP Geneva and issuer Bank Julius Baer to M&A – Investment Banking style co-investment solutions in close collaboration with the M&A and Industry departments of GP Shanghai.

Common denominator in all these special investment solutions is always that we will – one way or another – include our proprietary investment models as a key valuation device. This way we ensure that long-term investors will get the quality that they expect from us.

Based on the track records of GP Group, our key staff and our network of end investors that we work with, EMFM- and China-related investment cases are of special interest.

OTHER SERVICES

GP Parmenion also offers:

  • Directorships
  • Investment Consultancy (Strategical and Tactical Asset Allocation, ALM, Manager Selection etc.)
  • Selection of Business Partners in EMFM countries
  • Boardroom and Strategic Consultancy
  • M&A Advisory and Valuation

Again, based on our background, track record and network we believe that especially firms that are from EMFM or those that have an interest in doing business there can benefit from our expertise. It goes without saying that “China” is a special area of expertise, where GP Parmenion can work in close collaboration with our colleagues at GP Shanghai.

For more information about one or more of these services, please contact Ms Fatima De Vos.