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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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.
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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.