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Monthly Update: February 2016

11 March 2016
Dear Investors, February has been quite a volatile month (again) for global equity markets, as investors grappled with conflicting messages. Most markets saw a pull back of more than 5%, with Japan down as much as 10%, before recovering almost all of the lost ground. The same elements of uncertainty as in the previous months, alongside some new worries over the financial sector, were the dominant themes in the financial news. Markets are rightly questioning the efficacy of negative interest rat...

Monthly Update: January 2016

12 February 2016
Dear Investor, An upsurge in stock market volatility in the first weeks of 2016 has increased the anxiety level of many investors. Renewed turbulence on the Chinese markets, fear of a global economic slowdown and even the plummeting oil price, led to steep corrections in equity markets. With the late summer of 2015 in mind, we would not describe the current volatility outburst as exceptional. But the witnessed correlation between equity markets and the oil price is quite remarkable. That both a...

Monthly Update: December 2015

12 January 2016
Dear Investor, With the final whistle blown on 2015 trading, here is the year's scorecard for the Aphilion funds. Our funds have proven yet again that our methodology is able to generate stable outperformance (alpha, with or without beta), with a high repeatability of past performance.  Our global long only UCITS fund Aphilion Q² - Equities managed to limit losses to 2.6% in December, outperforming the MSCI World Index (in euro) by almost 2% (-4.5%). In the fourth quart...