Performance Fees With A High Water Mark – Example Calculation

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Here’s one illustration I often based on our fee structure of zero management fee + 25% quarterly performance fee, assuming the account is worth $100 on December 31st. All the below illustrations assume you did not deposit or withdraw any money from the account over the course of the year, and are for illustration purposes […]

GFM Japan allocation outperforms Nikkei 225 ETF through 2017Q1

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As a small firm managing separately managed accounts, we naturally spend more time ensuring our portfolios are well invested than trying to find visually appealing ways to show how well they’re doing, but this recent >10% outperformance of a relatively small Japan allocation (JPY 5.5 million, or around US$50,000) in one of our accounts looked […]

Performance of the GFM Singapore 20 vs the Straits Times Index Tracker Fund 2016

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In Hong Kong, we aim to outperform the Hang Seng index through a proprietary selection of stocks we believe are higher quality and/or better valued than the market-cap weighting of the 50 stocks of the index, and in most cases in Hong Kong we also try and avoid low-float companies.  For the 12 months ending […]

Performance of the GFM Hong Kong 30 vs the Hang Seng Index Tracker Fund

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In Hong Kong, we aim to outperform the Hang Seng index through a proprietary selection of stocks we believe are higher quality and/or better valued than the market-cap weighting of the 50 stocks of the index, and in most cases in Hong Kong we also try and avoid low-float companies.  For the 12 months ending […]

GFM Consolidated 3 Year Track Record Performance Through September 2016

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As background, we present the 3 year consolidated track record of the Interactive Brokers accounts managed by GFM portfolio manager Tariq Dennison over the 3 years ending September 2016, immediately before GFM Group Limited became a Hong Kong SFC-licensed Type 9 asset management firm. Past performance is no indication of future results, but the point […]