The Fund’s objective is to provide risk adjusted returns, through building positions presenting one or several catalysts. A streamlined process is used to select a limited number of positions presenting the right catalysts and probability of delivering the expected returns and at the same time, with limited downside. CIAM predominantly invests in mid and large cap companies and is sector agnostic but nevertheless excludes sectors such as tobacco, adult entertainment, non conventional oil & gas production and unconventional weapons.
CIAM is particularly focused on identifying companies with specific ESG issues that have a detrimental influence on the long term value of their shares. As an active investor CIAM’s team prefers to engage, wherever possible, through a constructive private dialogue with boards and management teams. Often, our engagement and activism has positive environmental and social outcomes. CIAM's active ownership may therefore be viewed as an engagement with impact.
CIAM also has extensive experience of the legal and regulatory processes that govern minority shareholder protecting laws. Some CIAM's investments may have complex legal or regulatory issues, which have not been identified or fully appreciated by investors that do not have this specialism.
CIAM's success lies in our disciplined risk approach and experience in distinguishing between the investment opportunities that we are able to fully understand and address and the risks we want to avoid.