Cordros Asset Management expands mutual funds offering


Cordros Asset Management Limited (CAML) has held a significant ceremony for its proposed Milestone Funds 2023 and 2028 following the clearance of its offer documents by the Securities & Exchange Commission.
Speaking at the ceremony which held at its Ikoyi Office in Lagos last week, the Group Managing Director Cordros Capital Limited, Wale Agbeyangi said “The Cordros Milestone Fund 2023 and 2028 are target date mutual funds which pursues a long-term investment strategy to manage the asset allocation of the fund to become more conservative as the target dates (2023 & 2028) approach. Globally, target date mutual funds have become increasingly popular and at the end of 2017, the Investment Company Institute (ICI) estimated a total of $1.1 trillion was invested in these funds worldwide. It is surprising but also laudable that the Cordros Milestone Fund 2023 and 2028 are the first set of target date mutual funds to be launched in Nigeria. This represents a significant achievement for not just Cordros but the entire capital market. The Funds which are initiatives of our asset management subsidiary is a strategic move aimed at providing products which cater to the retail segment of the economy. These are specially designed to provide for individuals and corporations saving towards a ‘target’.”
Concurring, the Acting CEO, Cordros Asset Management Limited, Leye Adekeye said ‘We are indeed excited at the prospects that the Funds hold. The Milestone Funds are balanced funds and will have a mix of equities, fixed income and money market instruments. The funds will start out seeking capital appreciation and will become more conservative by seeking capital preservation towards their target dates. Opportunities abound in the capital markets and these funds will ensure we are leveraging these opportunities and providing diversification for our clients. We will like to encourage individuals saving towards different goals and targets to take advantage of the professional fund management when the offer opens.’
The Cordros Milestone Fund 2023 and 2028 are open-ended funds, authorized and registered in Nigeria as Unit Trust Schemes under Section 160 of the Investment and Securities Act. The Funds objectives are to maximize total returns and reduce volatility as the Funds approach their target dates (2023 & 2028). The investment focus is initially on growing assets and shifts towards capital preservation to manage future income risk. As the Funds gets closer to their target dates, the asset allocation shifts to reflect shorter investment time horizons. The minimum amount required to subscribe to the fund is N2,500 and investors can make an additional investment of 10 units or more. 500 million units at N100 per unit for each Milestone Fund will be offered to investors for subscription at the launch of the fund.