ABOUT SKYBOUND CAPITAL
The expression ‘never lose money’ conveys our driving ambition and the responsibility we carry when managing investors’ assets.
About Skybound Capital
We identify innovative investment opportunities and develop products that are different from the typical market-offering, to provide our investors with a diversified and optimal portfolio, uncorrelated market movements and political rhetoric.
WHAT WE DO
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REGULATORY & RECOGNITIONS
What began in the mid-1990s with a small team founding one of the largest fund of hedge funds in South Africa has since grown into a global wealth management business.
Skybound offers clients the opportunity to benefit from Private Capital investments, generated from its extensive network, by providing a unique range of alternative investment products for family offices, private clients, advisors and institutions.
The global challenges over the past decade have contributed to us exploring new avenues and investment strategies for clients in search of performance.
This development has led to our opening of offices in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Mauritius, Australia and Hong Kong.
With on-the-ground management and committed investments made in these countries, Skybound strives to feel the pulse of the industry and marketplace.
Our global presence enables us to pursue global prospects and markets previously inaccessible to our clients, thus allowing for greater portfolio diversification.
1994 THE BEGINNINGThe core management team starts Blue Ink Investments, a private client portfolio management company.
2004 GRENFELL’S INCEPTION - OFFSHOREGrenfell Fund Managers Limited is founded in Mauritius and manages several successful offshore funds.
2007 THE SALEBlue Ink is sold, following a corporate action with Sanlam. Grenfell is renamed Skybound Capital Limited and offices are established in Mauritius.
2008 SKYBOUND TAKES OFFThe South African company, Skybound Capital (Pty) Ltd, is established and the original management team regroups under the Skybound banner.
2008 OFF TO LONDONSkybound Capital (UK) Ltd is established, and offices are opened in London.
2010 HEADING EASTA Skybound office is set up in Hong Kong.
2011 LONDON GETS THE NODRegulatory approval is granted to Skybound Capital UK Ltd by the UK regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority.
HONG KONG GO AHEADSkybound Capital (HK) Limited is established with a Type 9 SFC Asset Management License.
2014 DOWN UNDERSkybound Capital AU Ltd is incorporated in Australia, and strategic relationships formed with several well-established businesses.
2015 ANOTHER ACQUISITIONSkybound acquires Rundle Management Services, a South African private client advisory business.
2017 ASIAN EXPANSIONWith a growing investor base in Asia, attention focuses on attending to such investors, including those from Japan, China, Hong Kong and South Korea.
2018 AUSTRALIAN APPROVALRegulatory approval is granted to Skybound Fidelis Investment Limited by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission.
2019 GROUND BREAKINGReal estate developments in the United Kingdom and Portugal become a feature of the investments in the funds.
2021 PRI SIGNATORYSkybound Capital Limited signs UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment.
What we do
Skybound’s mission and commitment are to provide investors with consistent, positive returns while protecting and preserving their existing wealth.
The expression “never lose money” conveys our driving ambition and the responsibility we carry when managing investors’ assets.
Influencing Skybound’s investment decisions is its goal for funds to generate financial returns and simultaneously contribute to positive social, environmental and economic change – through impact investing.
We believe that sustainability is essential to business relevance in driving growth, innovation and remaining competitive. It is critical to capital preservation in the long run.
Skybound’s investment team identifies opportunities in attractive sectors, performs rigorous due diligence and has accessibility to exclusive deals.
Our focus is on analysing and assessing the underlying intrinsic value of businesses and then investing in those we choose worthy, and those that make sense.
We concentrate investments in businesses that have the highest probability of superior performance.
We provide investors who do not usually have the expertise or networks required, a unique opportunity to invest directly into private market opportunities.
We look for the best opportunities to invest across a wide range of assets, for investors who care how their wealth is managed.
Performance is not repeatable. Process, skills and disciplines are.
There are no shortcuts to investing.
Only deep-level research and hard work can ensure a good outcome.
There are three components to performance: skill, beta and luck. All three of these components mimic each other. It is our job to discern between them.
Risk Management is key to a reliable, safe and prudent investment process and is critical at every stage of our investment thesis: idea generation, execution, and exit strategy.
Our process is one of blending idea sets and intelligent thinking.
Our long-term approach to investment management encourages our team to think creatively, act innovatively and work collaboratively.
Cliff Warren initially trained as an auditor and accountant with Ernst & Young in Johannesburg, South Africa, and then became a partner in a tax consulting practice.
Cliff was both Founder and Managing Director of Blue Ink Investments (Pty) Ltd.
He served as an executive member of the South African Financial Sector Conduct Authority’s Legal & Regulatory Affairs Committee for seven years.
Cliff is the current Chairman of the Skybound Group of companies.
Within the combined Skybound Group and companies under influence, there are 660+ employees globally.
Group Chief Executive Officer
Group Chief Finance Officer
Head of Corporate Affairs
Head of Fund Operations
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Theodore Qi Shou
Group Chief Investment Officer
Group Chief Investment Strategist
Treasury & Analytics
Systems & Strategic Analyst
Head of Human Resources
Marketing, Communications & Business Development
Chief Information Security Officer
Director - Australia
Director - Australia
on the ground advantage
Regulatory & Recognitions
Industry recognition and award-winning products. Licensed and regulated fund management offices and research hubs in London, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Australia and South Africa provide an on-the-ground advantage.
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Skybound Capital is licensed by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom, to provide regulated products and services.
Skybound falls under the authority of The Australian Securities & Investments Commission.
Skybound Capital is licensed to provide asset management services by the Securities & Futures Commission in Hong Kong.
Skybound Capital has a Category I, II and IIA License from the Financial Services Conduct Authority in South Africa.
Skybound Willow Tree Multi-Asset Flexible Fund nominated for Best New Asian Hedge Fund 2018
Skybound Prism Income Fund won the Specialist Finance Category 2017
Skybound Prism Income Fund nominated for Best Asian Hedge Fund 2018.
RANKED IN TOP 10
Skybound Prism Income “Fixed Income – ABS/Sec. Loans Category” in 2014
Skybound Prism Income Fund “Best Asian Fixed Income Hedge Fund” in 2019