Part of Valletta Fund Management’s (‘VFM’) mission is to continuously train their authorised representatives. Bank of Valletta (‘BOV’) employees from six different BOV Branches have recently attended a two day training programme in London at Insight Investment Management (Global) Limited and Waverton Investment Management Ltd.
The group were given the opportunity to meet the fund managers of Insight Investment Management (Global) Limited for the Vilhena funds, sub-managed by Insight
Investment Management (Global). The representatives also at- tended a presentation for the Vilhena Broad Opportunities Fund - a fund also managed by Insight Investments and considered as one of the core investment solutions used for their customised UK pension propositions. During the presentation, the Fund Manager explained that the Fund has consistently delivered attractive, equity-like returns with lower level of volatility. As part of the training programme, the BOV staff visited the trading floor at Insight Investments, a valuable experience for anyone working in the investment field.
On their second day, the BOV representatives visited the of- fices of Waverton Investment Management Ltd, at St James’s Square in London and attended a series of presentations on the Vilhena Global Themed Fund, the Vilhena European Multi-Manager Fund and the Vilhena Global Balanced Multi- Manager Fund. Experts in the field discussed the market opportunities and challenges and the benefits of diversification in an investment portfolio in the current market conditions. The group present were later treated to a business lunch, during which they had the opportunity to discuss Waverton’s multi- manager strategies with Mr John Bellamy, Portfolio Manager and Director at Waverton Investments Management.
Speaking prior to the event, Mr Mark Agius, Executive Head – Valletta Fund Management, commented that “VFM will continue to be committed to provide on-going training opportunities to BOV representatives, keeping them abreast of market developments and updated with the performance of VFM’s investment solutions.
The value of the investment can go down as well as up and any initial charges may lower the amount invested and the amount received upon redemptions. Investments should be based on the full details of the Prospectus, Offering Supplement and Key Investor Information Document (‘KIID’) which may be obtained from Valletta Fund Management Limited (“VFM”), Bank of Valletta plc Branches/Investment Centres and other Licensed Financial Intermediaries. VFM is licensed to provide Investment Services in Malta by the MFSA. The Vilhena Funds SICAV plc is licensed by the MFSA and qualifies as a UCITS.
VFM is a company jointly owned by Bank of Valletta p.l.c. and Insight Investment Management Limited, one of the UK’s largest asset managers and a BNY Mellon Asset Management company. Set-up in 1995, VFM is responsible for assets under management of over €750 million (as at the 28th of February, 2015) across liquidity, income, income and growth, growth and absolute return focused investment solutions.