The Silverdale Group was established in London (UK) & Geneva (Switzerland) in the year 2000 as a boutique Asset Management firm and an Investment Bank.
By using innovative ideas and approach, we created off-shore credit derivatives market for mid-cap companies, inter alia, converting un-utilized bank credit limits of domestic banks into Credit Default Swap (CDS) issued by offshore banks. As a result, Silverdale UK became the world’s leading investment bank, by number of transactions, for Indian convertibles. In the ensuing years, Silverdale UK channelised over US$ 4 billion of investments in emerging markets of Thailand, Indonesia, India, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the UAE. It also invested over US$ 250 million for controlling stake in joint ventures with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley & Lehman Brothers.
In 2008, Silverdale Capital was established in Singapore. Silverdale Capital holds a Capital Markets Services (CMS) License No. CMS100511-1 from Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for fund management (AILFMC). In 2010, we re-oriented the group to focus exclusively on fund management, divesting all other businesses.
We have three families of funds for Family Offices, Independent Asset Managers, Private Banks and institutional investors:
- Silverdale Fund VCC, Singapore
- Silverdale Fund SPC, Cayman Islands
- Sri Silverdale Opportunities Fund, Mauritius
Key Funds: Silverdale Bond Fund, Silverdale Asia Bond Fund, Silverdale Fund of Funds (Fixed Income), Silverdale Fixed Maturity Fund series 2023, 2024, 2025, 2026, Silverdale High Octane Fund as well as exclusive Silverdale Bespoke Funds.
Integrity is what we do when nobody is observing us
Innovation is only as good as the good it creates for our society
We are trustees of our investors’ wealth; we owe to report to them fairly and timely
Any system could fail when it fails, we should be able to safeguard investor assets.
What We Do
We are fund managers, we manage funds.
We leverage our superior understanding of market opportunities to create performance-driven funds. We also create end-to-end fund management solutions to meet specific needs of our investors.
Our primary investment asset class is investment grade, short duration, emerging markets, US dollar bonds. The key risk while investing in fixed income securities is the Redemption Risk which is primarily determined by issuer’s ‘Ability to Pay’ and his ‘Willingness to Pay’. Our key tool for management of Redemption Risk is our proprietary Cash Flow Modeling based on Real Fungible Cash (not accounting cash flow provided by Bloomberg, Reuters, etc.). This is our edge, which has induced savvy accredited and institutional investors to invest in our funds.
Typically, bond fund managers use credit filters such as credit rating of bonds, duration, YTM, etc. to short-list the bonds to invest into. We too use credit filters, except that we have sophisticated software, and proprietary modules / algorithm to assist us. We also have in-house lawyers to help review bond covenants, and adjunct payment waterfalls.
We believe that returns are not in our hands (being determined by the capital markets), and that the secret of our relative out-performance, consistent returns, and low volatility, is our superior risk-management.
At Silverdale Capital, we are committed to manage our firm and funds responsibly and in the best interest of all the stakeholders.
To that end, our Independent Directors are an important cornerstone for our business and its long-term growth strategy. They provide wise counsel & strong governance for our firm and the funds managed by us. They are fountainhead of independent unbiased opinions embedded in their rich and vast experience, and providing unbiased elections to ensure long term sustainability.
Independent Director, Silverdale Fund VCC
Andrew Chan is an Independent Director on the Board of Directors of Silverdale Fund VCC. He brings to Silverdale over 38 years of experience in global financial services, having served in various senior positions spanning Asia Pacific, including Japan and Oceania, USA, Middle East and Europe.
Independent Director, Silverdale Capital Pte. Ltd.
Vinod Ohri is an Independent Director on the Board of Directors of Silverdale Capital Pte Ltd. He brings to Silverdale over 35 years of hands-on experience in fund management and strategic planning, and an enviable network of contacts in the industry.
The Silverdale Team consists of highly qualified professionals with over 100 man-years of experience in investment research, investment management and risk management. The team is led by Sanjay Guglani, who is supported by world-class infrastructure and an excellent team of highly qualified and experienced Investment Analysts and Professionals.
Founder and CIO
Sanjay Guglani is the Founder and CIO of Silverdale Funds, and heads Silverdale Capital Pte Ltd, where he manages over a dozen funds . He started his professional career in 1990 by launching one of the first retail portfolio management schemes in India.
Aseem Arora is President of Silverdale Capital where he leads the overall Business Strategy and Development. He has over 30 years of strong leadership experience in private banking & asset management working with world class financial institutions.
Executive Director & COO
Deepika Guglani is the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Silverdale Capital providing overall strategy and general management oversight and supervising all operational functions for the Fund including accounting, human resource and internal control.
Business Development & Client Relations
Mohini Singh looks after business development and client relations. She has been part of the Silverdale growth journey for over 7 years and has been instrumental in marketing the funds to various private banks in Singapore and Middle East.
Head of Business Development (APAC)
Benjamin Chang is the Head of Business Development (APAC) of Silverdale Capital. Benjamin steers strategic business development of Silverdale Funds in the Asia Pacific region and North Asia amongst family offices and institutional investors. Previously, he has developed and led institutional asset management business strategy in Asia Pacific in leadership roles. Benjamin possesses over 30 years of investment experience.
Silverdale Capital Pte Ltd has been recognized and awarded by various financial institutions.