Further to the announcement of 27 March 2020, Gresham House (LON:GHE), the specialist alternative asset manager, has today announced that Gresham House Asset Management Limited and Strategic Equity Capital plc (“SEC”) have entered into an investment management agreement whereby GHAM will become SEC’s new investment manager and alternative investment fund manager. The appointment will be effective from 21 May 2020.
It remains the intention that Aberdeen Standard Gresham House Investment Management Limited, the proposed joint venture between Gresham House and Aberdeen Standard Investments (acting through Aberdeen Asset Management PLC), will assume the roles of investment manager and alternative investment fund manager upon receipt of regulatory approval and satisfaction of other conditions. Until then, GHAM will enter into a distribution and marketing agreement with the ASI Group to assist with the marketing and promotion of SEC.
SEC’s current portfolio managers, Jeff Harris and Adam Khanbhai, will become employees of Gresham House which will now include a new investment committee, chaired by Tony Dalwood, and supported by the platform and network in Strategic Public Equity that Gresham House has developed with its 20-year track record in this area.
Further to the announcement of the key terms of the investment management agreement in the announcement of 27 March 2020, and in light of the fact that Jeff Harris and Adam Khanbhai will continue to be the SEC portfolio managers, the existing high watermark for the performance fee will be retained (rather than reset) and there will be no change to the performance fee calculation period.