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Zenith initiates coverage of Aikya EM strategy with ‘Highly Recommended’

An announcement about Aikya's inaugural rating from Zenith.

Aikya Investment Management (Aikya) is pleased to announce the Aikya Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund has received a ‘Highly Recommended’ rating by Zenith Investment Partners. 

It is the inaugural rating for the Fund, which provides access to Aikya’s flagship emerging markets strategy. 

Aikya portfolio manager, Ashish Swarup, said the rating is a testament to the team’s experience and differentiated approach to investing in emerging markets. 

“Our investment philosophy is focused on stewardship and people, which is differentiated versus typical emerging markets managers. It’s a philosophy our team has developed over decades of investing in emerging markets, and we are very pleased Zenith has acknowledged its merits,” said Mr Swarup. 

Pinnacle Investment Management’s Director, Distribution, Chris Brookman also commented: 

“Gaining a highly recommended rating upon the initiation of coverage from a respected research house is a rare outcome, so this is really a great endorsement of the Aikya team and their unique approach to managing emerging markets equities.” 

“We thank Zenith for initiating coverage on this Fund and, together with Aikya, we look forward to continuing to provide more Australian investors access to this asset class and the strong long term investment track record of the Aikya Team.” 

Aikya is a specialist emerging markets equities manager, based in London. The core investment team partnered with Pinnacle to form Aikya in 2020, after resigning from Stewart Investors. 

Aikya’s flagship emerging markets strategy has been available to European investors via a UCITS Fund since 2020. The Australian Unit Trust was launched earlier this year. 

The strategy has delivered 3.23% per annum since inception (5 March, 2020) vs the MSCI Emerging Market Index -2.98% (in AUD terms, to the end of September 2022).

More information:  Aikya Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund


This communication is prepared by Aikya Investment Management Limited (Aikya). Aikya is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 935193). The information is not intended for general distribution or publication and must be retained in a confidential manner. Information contained herein consists of confidential proprietary information constituting the sole property of Aikya and its investment activities; its use is restricted accordingly. All such information should be maintained in a strictly confidential manner. Content in respect of the Aikya Global Emerging Markets Opportunities Fund (ARSN 653 056 092) (the Fund) is issued by Pinnacle Fund Services Limited ABN 29 082 494 362 AFSL 238 371 (‘PFSL’) as responsible entity of the Fund. PFSL is not licensed to provide financial product advice. It contains general information only. It is not intended as a securities recommendation or statement of opinion intended to influence a person or persons in making a decision in relation to investment. It has been prepared without taking account of any person’s objectives, financial situation or needs. Any persons relying on this information should obtain professional advice before doing so.

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The Zenith Investment Partners (ABN 27​ 103​ 132​ 672​, AFS Licence 226​872) (“Zenith”) rating (assigned WHT2409AU – September 2022) referred to in this piece is limited to “General Advice” (s766B Corporations Act 2001) for Wholesale clients only. This advice has been prepared without taking into account the objectives, financial situation or needs of any individual, including target markets of financial products, where applicable, and is subject to change at any time without prior notice. It is not a specific recommendation to purchase, sell or hold the relevant product(s). Investors should seek independent financial advice before making an investment decision and should consider the appropriateness of this advice in light of their own objectives, financial situation and needs. Investors should obtain a copy of, and consider the PDS or offer document before making any decision and refer to the full Zenith Product Assessment available on the Zenithwebsite. Past performance is not an indication of future performance. Zenith usually charges the product issuer, fund manager or related party to conduct Product Assessments. Full details regarding Zenith’s methodology, ratings definitions and regulatory compliance are available on our Product Assessments and at Fund Research Regulatory Guidelines.

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