HONG KONG -- Neilson Capital today announced they plan to launch the Credit Strategies Fund. The Fund will seek to capitalize on compelling investment opportunities in today's markets by allocating capital across various corporate asset classes.
Neilson Capital's investment objective of the Fund is to seek a total return comprised of income and capital appreciation.
Neilson Capital's Director of Operations and Finance, Mr. Alistair Neilson said: "Given the weak economic landscape and expectations for a relatively long period of muted economic activity, we believe it is prudent for investors to allocate capital to corporate credit investments that benefit from capital structure seniority, as well as current income. In this volatile environment, we believe active management and a flexible mandate should enable us to achieve strong risk adjusted returns, benefitting from the current high credit spread environment".
Neilson Capital's key advantage of the Credit Strategies Fund is its "unconstrained" investment approach. Rather than managing the Fund against a traditional fixed income benchmark, the portfolio management team will dynamically allocate capital to the most attractive segments of corporate credit, including investment grade and high yield and bonds. In today's volatile market, asset selection is extremely critical and the Fund's mandate provides investors with an actively managed approach to capitalize on current opportunities.
Neilson Capital's Director of Risk and Compliance, Mr. Francis Knight said: "Our goal is to help investors capitalize on current and future outstanding opportunities. In this turbulent market and in the credit cycles to come, the Credit Strategies Fund can serve as a discerning eye for investors seeking attractive income and capital appreciation potential through a carefully selected spectrum of corporate credit securities".
Neilson Capital was founded by our 4 Senior Directors; Brothers Richard Neilson (Managing Director) and Arthur Neilson (Director of Operations and Finance), together with Michael Tsang (Director and Head of Treasury) and Francis Knight (Director of Risk and Compliance).
Neilson Capital opened in January of 1997 in Hong Kong with nearly 100 years of operational investment experience within our four founding fathers alone and the company has blossomed ever since. Their experience alone affords a deep expertise and previously proven ability and know-how in providing high-class offshore wealth management services to private retail investors, high-net-worth individuals and families. This was an invaluable foundation on which the company has been built on and continued to flourish to this day.
After the economic collapse in late 2008 we had to reassess our business model despite not being directly affected as unlike many of our competitors we had no exposure to sub-prime investments. We did however start actively seeking private retail investors who wanted the same levels of service, solid returns and access to otherwise traditionally been the preserve of institutions, sovereign wealth funds and family trust. At this time we also changed the name of our firm from Neilson, Neilson, Tsang and Knight & Company to Neilson Capital.
As part of our expansion, we have added branch offices in Shanghai (2009), Taipei (2010) and Tokyo (2013) following acquisitions of regional firms with an established footprint in these important markets.
From this proactive approach, Neilson Capital have steadily grown our private retail investor division with it now accounting for nearly 60% of our overall business and growing. The majority of this growth has been down to word-of-mouth business which is a fact that we are very proud of and testament to the quality of service we provide each and every one of our clients no matter who they are.