Ashton Global Investment Management

From 2005 to 2010 Kijana Mack worked for Cambridge Associates, world’s largest institutional investment consulting firm. As a leader in the Capital Markets Group, Kijana gained experience across multiple asset classes, and learned the level of service necessary for world’s most sophisticated clients.

Private Direct Lending

Emerging markets offer favorable conditions for the growth of direct lending. Direct lending is not only profitable for investors, it also supports communities by providing more affordable credit to job-creating small businesses. Non-bank lending plays a substantial and growing role in emerging economies.

International Small-Cap

Current valuation levels make the traditional case for global investing much stronger. International stocks provide the benefits of diversification, and they also produce high returns on their own. The run-up in US stock prices means that foreign stocks are currently under-owned, relatively inexpensive, and likely to outperform. Frontier markets provide unique opportunities to reproduce the past successes of the emerging markets.

Africa Frontiers Fund

Global investors can no longer afford to ignore the growth of Africa. The total economic output of Sub-Saharan Africa is predicted to reach over $2 trillion by 2020, up from just $300 billion in 2000. Pro-market economic reforms, favorable demographic developments, and the adoption of new technologies also contribute to a steadily improving investment environment.

Litigation Finance Fund

Litigation finance is most appropriate for institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals because of its lack of liquidity and complex nature of modeling the variables that will make up the return, including size and timing of the settlement, and assessing the ability for the defendant to pay. Litigation finance is for sophisticated long-term investors like hedge funds and family offices.

World’s leading emerging manager platform specializing in emerging markets and special situations

Institutional Investors

Our platform matches high-quality, niche, emerging managers with institutional investors and family offices that are seeking alpha from unique investment opportunities. We recognize the importance of our capital providers and their commitment to place capital with our managers.

Financial Advisors

We use a global network of contacts across a variety of industries and disciplines to source undiscovered investment managers that are capable of generating sustainable alpha over time. We can provide a unique service for the financial advisor who wants to add separately managed accounts to his or her practice.

Emerging Managers

Our commitment is to match new and diverse managers with an infrastructure of support, mentoring, and capital provided by sophisticated long-term investors that are committed to helping you grow. Our incentive structure allows for all stakeholders to participate in “win-win” seed transactions.

Why Do Emerging Managers Outperform?

Emerging managers substantially outperform more mature hedge funds because they are more nimble and can invest in ideas that are often overlooked by larger firms. According to a study by Preqin, emerging funds (less than three years old) earned an average of 12.2%...
Infrastructure Financing in Emerging Markets

Infrastructure Financing in Emerging Markets

One of the most innovative ideas in private infrastructure funding is to scale and package financing in ways that appeal to investors. Many nations in Latin America had considerable success in building infrastructure through alternative arrangements with private investors. Among other benefits, public-private partnerships (PPPs) can provide a solution to the problem of the second-best when it is politically impossible to fund new infrastructure through taxation alone.

Distressed Debt Investing

Distressed Debt Investing

Distressed debt offers the highest potential return of any type of debt security. Using all the available information can turn the danger of bankruptcy into the opportunity to gain control of the company. The relatively small size of the companies involved, the illiquidity of the assets, and the limited number of players make distressed debt like private equity. These inefficiencies in the distressed debt market create niche spaces where Ashton Global can generate alpha.

Kijana Mack, Senior Managing Director

“We are grateful for our client’s trust and commitment, and we work diligently to exceed your expectations.”

Niche Private Equity Opportunities in Asia

Although Asia still presents opportunities, excess returns are becoming more difficult to find as markets continue to develop. Growth is increasing in less developed countries, while former leaders are slowing down. Most notably, China’s GDP growth rate fell...

Vietnam: Investing in Export-Led Growth

Vietnam is already rapidly industrializing and reducing barriers to trade. However, it is still a frontier market with low prices and abundant opportunities for value investors. Vietnam’s GDP increased by 7.1% in 2018 and The Asian Development Bank forecasts...

India: A Growing Market for Private Equity

The best investments often reveal themselves during downturns, and India has shown strength in adversity. India’s economy continued to thrive even as rising interest rates in the United States put pressure on emerging markets. World Bank statistics show that...

Niche Investments in Water Infrastructure

There is an enormous unfulfilled demand for water infrastructure. Private investors who meet that demand may be able to earn excess returns while supporting the sustainable development of public resources. The American Society of Civil Engineers calculated that the US requires an additional $82 billion each year in government spending on water infrastructure.

Filling the Local Small Business Financing Gap

Historically, small businesses without extensive credit histories were still able to obtain loans and leases for equipment. Real estate, equipment, and other business assets could be used as collateral for loans. Unfortunately, the severity of the recession reduced the value of some business equipment along with real estate prices.

Hedge funds and separately managed accounts

Ashton Global International Small-Cap

Formed in December 2014, the International Small-Cap portfolio has a mandate to invest in public and private international equity markets, with a special focus on Asia. 

Ashton Global Africa Frontiers

The Africa Frontiers Fund is a portfolio managed by Joel Mwaura and is focused on East Africa with a special interest in Kenya. 

Ashton Global Emerging Markets Direct Lending

Our mission is to generate strong risk-adjusted returns by financing sustainable businesses run by exceptional management teams. 

Ashton Global Litigation Finance

The fund provides capital in exchange for a portion of the recoveries tied to various cases. All of the investments are supported by interests in legal recoveries and settlements due to plaintiffs.

The Growing Case for International Investing

Current valuation levels make the traditional case for global investing much stronger. International stocks provide the benefits of diversification, and they also produce high returns on their own. The run-up in US stock prices means that foreign stocks are currently...

Frequently Asked Questions About Litigation Finance

Litigation finance is the provision of funds by a third party to a plaintiff in exchange for part of a legal settlement. It can also involve directly financing attorneys and plaintiffs to pursue cases against large defendants. The investor typically receives a specific multiple of the initial investment or a percentage of the settlement for a successful case.

Why Do Emerging Managers Outperform?

Emerging managers substantially outperform more mature hedge funds because they are more nimble and can invest in ideas that are often overlooked by larger firms. According to a study by Preqin, emerging funds (less than three years old) earned an average of 12.2%...

Niche Private Equity Opportunities in Asia

Although Asia still presents opportunities, excess returns are becoming more difficult to find as markets continue to develop. Growth is increasing in less developed countries, while former leaders are slowing down. Most notably, China’s GDP growth rate fell...

Vietnam: Investing in Export-Led Growth

Vietnam is already rapidly industrializing and reducing barriers to trade. However, it is still a frontier market with low prices and abundant opportunities for value investors. Vietnam’s GDP increased by 7.1% in 2018 and The Asian Development Bank forecasts...

India: A Growing Market for Private Equity

The best investments often reveal themselves during downturns, and India has shown strength in adversity. India’s economy continued to thrive even as rising interest rates in the United States put pressure on emerging markets. World Bank statistics show that...

Niche Investments in Water Infrastructure

There is an enormous unfulfilled demand for water infrastructure. Private investors who meet that demand may be able to earn excess returns while supporting the sustainable development of public resources. The American Society of Civil Engineers calculated that the US requires an additional $82 billion each year in government spending on water infrastructure.

Filling the Local Small Business Financing Gap

Historically, small businesses without extensive credit histories were still able to obtain loans and leases for equipment. Real estate, equipment, and other business assets could be used as collateral for loans. Unfortunately, the severity of the recession reduced the value of some business equipment along with real estate prices.