Global private market exchange ADDX has listed a deep-value equity fund, managed by Aggregate Asset Management (AAM), that uses machine learning to optimize investment strategy and returns.
ADDX and AMM said in a joint statement on Thursday that the fund targets a compound annual growth rate of 8 percent and is open-ended.
An ADDX-exclusive share class, which was launched and made available to investors at a minimum ticket size of SGD $10,000 ($7,467), does not charge any performance fees and has waived management fees till Dec 31, 2025.
On the other hand, investors who subscribe directly via AAM typically have to invest a minimum of SGD 100,000 ($74,670) and be subject to varying management as well as performance fees.
The fund management team taps Professor Mahbubani’s geopolitical expertise when evaluating investment opportunities.
Incepted in 2012, the Aggregate Value Fund’s strategy of acquiring stocks at a discounted price has delivered a compound annual growth rate of 6.1 percent.
In 2021, the fund managers started to use artificial intelligence (AI) technology to enhance its stock-picking methodology by evaluating 150 factors – 50 fundamental indicators, 50 technical indicators and 50 financial journal indicators – that influence the performance of company shares.
“Since the adoption of AI in managing AVF three years ago, we have beaten our benchmark, the MSCI AC Asia Pacific index, by 35 percent,” AAM Founder and Executive Director Eric Kong said.
“Despite such sterling results, our human analysts are still in charge of performing qualitative checks on every stock the AI picks,
The fund is invested in over 1,300 stocks listed in 17 countries including Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, the United States and Germany.
“I believe in the management team’s capabilities and the long-term performance prospects of the fund, investing in the untapped opportunities across Asia’s high-growth emerging markets,” AAM chairman Kishore Mahbubani said.
AAM was founded in 2012 by three veterans in the financial services industry with a mission to deliver steady investment results to meet investors’ goals of retirement, wealth preservation or leaving a legacy for future generations.
All three founders are personally invested in the fund – they contributed capital at startup and have also reinvested their returns into the fund.
“In the world of equity investing, value and growth stocks represent two distinct approaches to unlocking potential for substantial returns,” ADDX Chief Executive Officer Oi-Yee Choo said.
“AAM’s deep- value equity fund strikes a balance between these two approaches – the fund’s AI-powered strategy uses sophisticated pattern recognition algorithms to seek out companies trading at relatively cheap valuations compared to their earnings and long-term growth prospects, which allows the fund managers to uncover hidden gems in the market and capitalize on mispricing anomalies that may not be readily apparent to traditional investment methods,” she said.
She also said the future of investing is evolving, where data-driven strategies and artificial intelligence have converged to create new possibilities for investors, and ADDX is excited to be a part of this technological revolution in investing.
ADDX is a global private market exchange headquartered in Singapore.
The company is on a mission to make investing fairer by democratizing private markets.
Using blockchain and smart contract technology, ADDX reduces manual interventions in the issuance, custody and distribution of private market products.
The resulting efficiency from the use of digital securities allows the platform to fractionalize investments in a scalable and commercially viable manner, bringing minimum investment sizes down from $1 million to as low as $1,000 and thereby widening investor access to the private markets.
To date, ADDX has listed more than 80 deals on its platform and worked with blue-chip names such as Hamilton Lane, Partners Group, Investcorp, Singtel, UOB, CGS-CIMB, as well as Temasek-owned entities Mapletree, Azalea, SeaTown and Fullerton Fund Management.
Asset classes available on ADDX include private equity, hedge funds, venture capital, private credit, real estate, debt and structured products.