Amadeus Capital SA offers its clients Investment Solutions that complement their existing portfolios and provide diversification.
Our strength is to propose to each client Niche Strategy opportunities and an access to Club Deal investments in Real Estate and Private Equity alongside with a selected group of entrepreneurs and family businesses. The client has therefore access to strategies with potentially higher returns and contained volatility.
Amadeus Capital SA has a direct access to several niche strategy portfolio managers through its collaboration with W Capital Management (Gibraltar) Limited, a sister company.
W Capital Management, licensed as an AIFM by the FSC Gibraltar, is specialized in Niche Strategies and collaborates with carefully selected portfolio managers. After seeding managed accounts, W Capital Management may decide to transform a managed account, whose strategy has been successfully confirmed, into a fund open for qualified investors.
We can highlight three successful strategies:
1) A strategy based on Merger Arbitrage deals: The investment objective is to achieve high absolute returns, low volatility and a superior risk adjusted profile. This to distinguish from typical long only equity or long/short equity strategies. The strategy invests primarily in public and announced merger arbitrage situations. The managers benefit from almost 20 years of experience in the financial markets and are specialized in Merger Arbitrage.
2) A strategy that mixes systematic (discretionary model) and quantitative (non-discretionary model) approaches: The investment objective is to achieve long-term capital appreciation through tactical trading in the major EUR/USD indices and their components.
The systematic approach consists of (a) Yield Enhancement through the constant cashing of volatility on EU indices and equity options, as well as a (b) daily Mean Reverse process triggered on standard deviations. The Quantitative Model (c) is based on a selection 20 stocks out of the NASDAQ-100® Stock Index, equally weighted, and rebalanced every week. The model also uses a dynamic hedging policy.
The allocation between the 3 models is flexible and depends on the day-to-day market opportunities. The Portfolio Managers in charge of this fund have worked together and have been developing these strategies for more than 17 years.
3) A strategy based on Special Situations: The investment objective of the strategy is to provide a long-term capital appreciation primarily through investments in equities and equity related securities in European companies with a strong focus on German companies. The strategy invests in companies facing a special situation or showing a deep undervaluation compared to their quality profile.
Beside Niche Strategies, Amadeus Capital SA has furthermore built its expertise in Real Estate and Private Equity Deals. Through the affiliated company Neo Holding SA, Amadeus Capital SA has participated in several high profile and profitable European deals in Real Estate and Private Equity over the recent years. Typically, investors only get access to top deals in Real Estate and Private Equity with a sizable portfolio and access to a global network of contacts. Yet, our network allows us to be part of a closed and private group of investors having access to such special deals. Under our umbrella and a special vehicle created for that purpose, our clients may benefit from this network and invest alongside with the investment company Neo Holding SA.
When it comes to service providers we choose for our clients, we are objective and unbiased, as we do not retain commissions on any third party products. We can freely negotiate the best conditions and services for our customers.
Amadeus Capital SA conducts active research on asset allocation techniques. Our proprietary modeling allows us to break down and analyse the underlying sources of risks and returns for each investment. We then use these detailed profiles to construct portfolios tailored to the specific client's needs. Using this technique, we can target any combination of specific objectives such as returns, volatility, time horizon and market factor exposure.
The investment process always starts with the objectives set by the client.
We first spend the necessary time with our clients to determine their time horizon, risk tolerance, market knowledge, expected returns and the overall goal of the discretionary or non-discretionary asset management agreement.
Depending on the agreed strategy, we implement the appropriate framework which is the driving factor of the investment process. The determined constraints allow the investment committee to take the adequate investment decisions for each particular client, with the possibility to invest in niche strategies and/or special vehicles for Real Estate or Private Equity (see details under Asset Management).
The quantitative risk management is an integral part of our investment process. In this regard, Amadeus Capital SA operates with the systems of Northstar Risk Corp in New York, which provide mathematical and statistical models as well as data feeds. This tool helps to understand market exposures, value at risk (VaR), correlations and sensitivities across asset classes, strategies and individual instruments.
Last but foremost, Amadeus Capital SA uses Allocare AMS ®, a powerful asset management tool, to perform, amongst others, portfolio analysis, performance measurements, risk reports and tailor-made client reportings.
Client satisfaction is our mantra. More than an investment solutions provider, we assure comprehensive, tailored and confidential services to our clients. Amadeus Capital SA collaborates with a network of qualified professionals who serve clients directly with their advices related to real estate acquisitions, succession, fiscal or cross-border planning.
Allocare AMS ® is a powerful and flexible front-to-back asset management software which allows Amadeus Capital SA to meet the highest quality standards in asset management. This tool simplifies monitoring of portfolios, allows simulations for new positions or strategies, conducts risk and constraint controls and generates the respective orders. The strong part of this tool is its ability to consolidate various portfolios of an individual, a group of accounts or a family into one single statement, englobing not only bank accounts, but also hard assets such as collections, art, real estate, cars, etc.
Amadeus Capital SA developed fully automated in-house procedures which perform complete reconciliation processes, diverse reports for portfolio analysis and detailed performance measurements.
A client login to this system will be available in the near future. This exceptional access (usually only offered by banks) will enable clients to directly access their portfolios online and view on their mobile devices a certain number of reports, such as portfolio overviews, allocation graphics, performance breakdowns, dashboards and transaction lists, etc. All this on their individual and/or consolidated portfolios.