The Tower GEM UCITS Fund, managed by Tower Capital Management (Pty) Ltd is a Global Emerging Market (GEM) focussed Equity Long/Short UCITS Fund.

The investment team is headed up by Richard Bottger and James Faircliff who have been managing equity long/short portfolios at Tower Capital since 2009. The fund will invest in Emerging Market and Developed Market listed companies which have an investment thesis predicated on the emerging markets consumer, with a specific focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. The investment team is based on the ground in Johannesburg, South Africa. Investment ideas come from combining top down thematic ideas with detailed bottom up analysis of target companies and the portfolio is constructed to protect capital while generating significant alpha from both long and short ideas. Position sizes and portfolio exposures will be dynamically traded for profit generation and risk management.


Tower GEM UCITS Fund - Global Long/Short EM Equities


Investment approach - the Fund will invest in global emerging markets with a bias towards Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) listed companies possessing EM exposure as a mechanism to leverage a 6 year track record and experience in SSA. Flexibility is, however, key in the investment approach to GEM’s in order to not be prescriptive when opportunities present themselves.


South African experience as a basis for managing a portfolio of global emerging market consumer orientated equities. In all instances the investment team has been covering GEM comparable companies for years as an integral part of their SSA investment process and approach.


Investment team born, educated and experienced in emerging markets: this experience is firmly nuanced in the investment process and is important when identifying associated investment themes.

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ML Capital Asset Management Ltd, 23 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, D02 AR55, Ireland is licensed to provide Investment Management services to Professional Clients (including Collective Investment Schemes) by the Central Bank of Ireland.

MontLake UCITS Platform ICAV is an umbrella open-ended Irish collective asset-management vehicle with segregated liability between Funds formed in Ireland under the Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles Act 2015 and authorised by the Central Bank as a UCITS pursuant to the UCITS Regulations.

The Manager of MontLake UCITS Platform ICAV is MLC Management Ltd, a company regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. 

This website is directed mainly for professional and institutional clients who possess the necessary experience, knowledge and expertise to make their own investment decisions and properly assess the risk that it incurs.

Information on this website was obtained from various sources and the company does not guarantee its accuracy. The information is for your private use and discussion purposes only and expressed views and opinions may change.

The Performance figures quoted refer to the past and past performance is not a guarantee of future performance or a reliable guide to future performance. The value of your investment and their income may go down as well as up.

Your investment may also be subject to currency, interest rate, as well as market fluctuations. Consequently the Investor may not get back a sum equal to that he / she originally invested.

Investors should note that an investment in those Sub-Funds which may invest in emerging markets should not constitute a substantial proportion of an investment portfolio and may not be appropriate for all investors.

The Sub-Funds may invest in Over the Counter as well as Exchange Traded derivative instruments to enhance return or hedge against fluctuations in security prices or market rates as well as to short sell a security through the use of a derivative instrument. Transactions in derivative instruments involve a risk of loss or depreciation of capital due to adverse changes in security prices, exchange rates or interest rates or in the case of OTC instruments default of Counterparty. This investment may not be suitable for all types of investors. It is therefore recommended that you consult your investment advisor.

A commission or sales fee may be charged at the time of the initial purchase for an investment and may be deducted from the invested amount therefore lowering the size of your investment. The Investment Manager will be entitled to receive a performance fee as well as a management fee, calculated on a daily basis and paid quarterly by the sub-funds.

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