GAA GBP Global 'Q' Fund
Key Features & Benefits
  • Continuously analyses data across European, Japanese and American stock markets
  • Dynamic stock selection process is based on a number of extensively researched and developed 'Quant Models' from peer reviewed advisory team
  • Fund allows monthly subscriptions and redemptions
  • Underlying stock selection is evaluated and reallocated intra daily
  • In times of volatility, defensive positions will be taken in fixed interest instruments

Fund Overview

The GAA GBP Global 'Q' Fund (originally launched as the GAA Accelerated Growth Fund in September 2001, but renamed in April 2006 to reflect the adoption of the 'Q' Fund quant methodology) offers investors an alternative to traditional investment management techniques with a view to securing long term capital growth in an environment designed to be risk adverse.

The Fund seeks consistent absolute returns primarily by investing and trading in equities and equity related products of companies incorporated globally, while at the same time reducing exposure to downward movements in the market by actively managing risk. It aims to secure consistent and above average returns from a number of dynamic, forward looking mathematical ‘quant’ models which rely on the structured processing and interpretation of universal stock data and forecasting. At the same time, hedging techniques are used to limit both currency and global market fluctuations when and where possible.


Investment Strategy

Central to the investment process are proprietary dynamic quantitative multi-factor models. These models incorporate various factors ranging from consensus earnings momentum, earning revisions, price momentum, price/earnings ratios, price to book ratios, price to cash ratios, dividend yields and many other factors. They have been designed to systematically identify short-term market inefficiencies, construct forecasts using statistical and mathematical techniques and exploit short-term predictability across a set of global liquid assets. By combining probabilistic return forecasts with appropriate transactional cost models, the strategies are designed to generate stock positions in order to maximise profitability and minimise risk.

The analysis of mispricing variables is used to detect episodes of short-term predictability and gives rise to the potential for mean-reversion, which can be traded profitably by carefully managing transaction costs and risk exposure. For this reason, the utilisation of a number of statistical arbitrage models simultaneously gives rise to potentially profitable long/short equity strategies which, when combined, result in approximately market neutral exposure.


Reporting Month December 2017
Launch date: September 2001
Launch price:GBP 100.00
Price at 1 December 2017:GBP 98.27
Growth last month'Q':-2.35%
Growth last month'MSCI GBP':-0.28%
Growth since launch'Q':-1.73%
Growth since launch'MSCI GBP':+104.06%
Annualised growth'Q':-0.11% pa
Annualised growth'MSCI GBP':+4.49% pa
12 month rolling return'Q':-13.43%
12 month rolling return'MSCI GBP':+11.25%


Conclusion
GAA GBP Global 'Q' Fund: -13.84% YTD; MSCI World in GBP: +7.47% YTD
The GAA GBP Global 'Q' Fund returned -2.35% in November, closing at GBP 98.27 a share as of 1 December. This compares with a return -0.28% recorded by the MSCI World in GBP Index over the same period.

The Fund has now returned total growth of -1.73% since launch in September 2001, versus +104.06% posted by the MSCI World in GBP Index .


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GAA GBP Global 'Q' Fund: End of Month PRICES
GAA GBP Global 'Q' Fund: Prices since launch
YearJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecYTD
2001100.0099.7498.7696.7492.24-7.76%
200290.6589.1589.3788.8989.5587.3184.1384.9681.6882.2483.8279.83-13.45%
200379.1179.8680.1580.3982.0083.7084.5685.0383.1082.5785.8185.17+6.69%
200486.4889.6285.6684.6482.3384.1180.7981.4384.0386.0188.1690.75+6.55%
200591.8691.8791.5985.9586.1090.0995.4696.48105.3797.76103.31109.39+20.54%
2006112.84113.26118.42118.04112.66110.80107.14102.54101.21102.71103.43106.37-2.76%
2007104.61108.14113.16115.71126.09126.53135.23129.62131.21139.47127.41131.60+23.72%
2008124.71129.23128.36128.97129.67132.32119.27128.78125.48145.18151.44168.03+27.68%
2009162.69162.02148.93169.86167.57157.71154.28152.77161.35153.54152.45157.27-6.40%
2010151.64157.72165.10166.83168.28161.30158.37155.42166.50165.50172.56177.07+12.59%
2011174.10170.71180.24174.51170.38170.41162.51148.51146.06139.17134.04133.16-24.80%
2012131.53131.16124.43120.27124.00119.76122.97120.91120.89121.53121.61115.22-13.47%
2013119.60124.52124.21122.66121.89116.34116.67115.38114.26115.56114.25113.86-1.18%
2014114.13112.54112.25111.05111.36108.98108.94109.61110.89111.04112.55112.33-1.34%
2015114.87112.28115.50111.62111.57108.55109.66108.57109.00106.85108.70109.63-2.40%
2016111.30112.16107.34105.41104.98111.41111.68111.97111.61115.56113.51114.06+4.04%
2017111.30111.96109.98106.98106.59104.67102.95104.51101.12100.6498.27-13.84%


Fund Information

Name : GAA GBP Global 'Q' Fund
Launch Date : 1 September 2001
Offer Price : GBP 100 per share
Minimum Investment : GBP 15,000
Entry Fee  : Zero cost of entry 
Management Fee : 1.75% per year
Early Redemption  : 6% year 1 reducing by 1.2% per year to 0 after year 5
Performance Fee  : 10% of net new highs with losses carried forward


Dealing Information

Bloomberg Code : GAAQGBP BH
ISIN Code : BMG345951278
Valuation Date : Last business day of each calendar month
Dealing Date : First business day of following calendar month
Subscription Terms : Funds to be cleared and application received at least one working day before next dealing date
Redemption Terms : Redemption request to be received by administrator by 15th day of calendar month to catch next dealing date 


Corporate Strength

Issued by : GAA Investment Funds Limited, Bermuda
Fund Manager : Global Asset Allocation Limited, Bermuda
Custodian  : Bermuda Commercial Bank Ltd, Bermuda
Administrator : Apex Fund Services Pte Ltd, Singapore
Auditor : KPMG, Bermuda
Legal Council : Conyers, Dill & Pearman, Bermuda
Authority  : Bermuda Monetary Authority
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