Aperture Credit Opportunities Fund

Investing in an Active Credit Absolute Return Strategy

Aperture Investors LLC, part of Generali Investments’ multi-boutique platform*, launched its active credit absolute return strategy, the Aperture Credit Opportunities Fund. The fund invests in a portfolio of global, liquid instruments, reflecting a combination of bottom-up fundamental analysis and quantitative techniques. It pursues returns in excess of SOIFR +2% with reduced correlations and drawdown risk throughout the market cycle. Key features:

  • Experienced team that, in prior roles, have traded and invested throughout numerous economic and credit cycles over four decades.
  • Historical track record** consistently delivering positive returns (outright short exposure, negative credit themes and idiosyncratic single names) in bear markets.
  • Credit teams in New York and London to leverage regional expertise.
  • Cross-asset approach allows maximization of asymmetry in individual trade constructs.
  • Proprietary quantamental process allows for efficient idea generation across stagnant and trending markets.
  • The fund management team will each invest their own capital into the strategy, alongside Peter Kraus, CEO of Aperture Investors.


  • Objective: seeks a return in excess of SOFR +2% by investing in a concentrated portfolio of long and short idiosyncratic credit opportunities
  • Primarily invests in debt securities (sovereign, corporate and financial risk)
    using a variety of instruments
  • Number of positions: 40-50 longs; 20-25 shorts
  • Launch date: 5 August 2019
  • AuM: $494 m USD (16 Oct 2019)
  • ISIN: LU1958553072
  • Structure: Luxembourg UCITS
  • ETF-like ongoing fees plus performance fee

Management Company: Generali Investments Luxembourg S.A. Investments Manager: Aperture Investors


Simon Thorpe

Chief Investment Officer, UK


Shikhar Ranjan

Portfolio Manager
Aperture Credit Opportunities Fund



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Aperture Investors LLC, based in New York, is a joint venture between Generali Group and Peter Kraus, former Chairman and CEO of AllianceBernstein.


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Source: Generali Investments Partners S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio, October 2019.

* Through Generali Investments Holding S.p.A. that holds a majority stake.

** Simon Thorp’s Pre-Aperture track record comes was generated at Cairsea, which was subsequently moved to ILEX, then acquired by Liontrust, then by Avoca, and finally by KKR. (Bloomberg ticker: ILEXHIY KY Equity). The data provided herein is supplied for use by professional and/or institutional investors only. It is not intended to reflect the future performance of any Aperture Investors, LLC (“Aperture”) products, and is being provided solely for evaluation of Simon Thorp’s prior career as an investor. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. The data herein does not in any way represent the performance or the expected performance of Aperture products.

Aperture Investors, LLC (“Aperture”) is an investment adviser registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Aperture wholly owns Aperture Investors UK Ltd.

Aperture Investors SICAV – Credit Opportunities Fund is a sub-fund of Aperture Investors SICAV (an investment company qualifying as a “société d’investissement à capital variable” with multiple subfunds under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg) managed by Generali Investments Luxembourg S.A. who appointed Aperture Investors LLC as investment manager and Generali Investments Partners S.p.A. Società di gestione del risparmio as introducer, promoter and marketer of the sub-fund

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