Prescient China is a quantitative, researched based, asset management company focused solely on the Chinese market. With a dedicated team based in Shanghai, our only goal is to deliver the best investment outcome for our clients.
Prescient’s extensive history with China began in 2009 with our establishment of a representative office in Shanghai China. In September 2012 we were the first institution in Africa to receive a Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor licence providing us with access to the very stringent Chinese capital markets. In November 2015 Prescient incorporated Prescient Investment Consulting (Shanghai) PTY Ltd, establishing its working presence in the Chinese Mainland.
PRESCIENT BECAME THE FIRST INSTITUTION IN AFRICA TO RECEIVE A QUALIFIED FOREIGN INSTITUTIONAL INVESTOR LICENCE (QFII).
Prescient China currently offers 3 funds. Our flagship fund, Prescient China Balanced Fund, is designed to deliver growth over the long term while providing a great diversifier for most global portfolios. This Fund is flexible, allowing us to invest in all China based asset classes. We aim to look for the assets that is most likely to deliver real returns over the long term. Launched in March 2013, it represents what we think a good balanced portfolio should be in China, one that can deliver strong, consistent real returns over the long term with much lower risk than the equity market.
Launched in October 2018, the Prescient China Equity Fund offers the equity carve-out of the balanced fund as a stand-alone fund, allowing investors who does their own asset allocation to invest directly into the Equity Fund. The Equity Fund targets alpha of around 3% p.a. relative to the CSI 300 index, the main large cap index in China, with tracking error around 3% p.a.
Prescient China also offers the China Conservative Fund, a primarily fixed income focused fund in China. Fixed income investments is the cornerstone of any investment portfolio and is suitable for clients that are looking for safe and stable fixed income returns. The China Conservative Fund looks to outperform money market while earning a much higher yield. With our fixed income models filtering for credit and duration, the conservative fund is a great solution for those looking for Renminbi exposure.
Our core client-centric philosophy, approach, and process combined with maintaining a strong entrepreneurial spirit and ensuring we continue to be competitive has resulted in substantial growth of the business and meeting our objective to be a world player. It has also enabled our clients and the industry to innovate and grow.
WE EMBRACE A BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY THAT CREATES SIMPLICITY AND CERTAINTY IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD.
On visiting our various offices around the world you will find an unexpected environment that is quiet, contained and not the least bit flashy. It’s a quiet confidence that comes from an over-riding way of thinking and working that started on day one of Prescient opening its doors.
It’s a sense of knowing based on our proven and tested methodologies, processes and infrastructure that have consistently delivered excellent services and results for our clients.