Profile: Skajaquoda Group Inc (SKAJ.PK)
18 Mar 2016
Skajaquoda Group, Inc., incorporated on April 29, 2011, is an investment management firm. The Firm focuses to create value for owners, employees, and investors through the establishment of an investment management organization designed for a phase in the investment industry requiring a special set of capabilities. The Firm’s competitors include Bridgewater Associates, JPMorgan Asset Management, Man Investments, Paulson & Co, Brevan Howard, Och-Ziff Capital Management, BlackRock, BlueCrest Capital Management, Angelo, Gordon, & Co, and Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Charles Schwab & Co. and Fidelity Brokerage Services LLC.
The Skajaquoda Fund 1
The Firm offers its product, Skajaquoda Fund 1, which is a multi-strategy fund. The Skajaquoda Fund 1 goal is to generate returns on a rolling 18-24 month time horizon through the use of fundamental research across multiple industry sectors in order to generate an edge of insight and factual information. Once such information is obtained, the Firm will determine if the information will put a business or an industry in a position to achieve success. Companies showing strong attributes will be considered for investment. Depending on the market environment, the Firm’s portfolio may be hedged at times using short sales of stocks, options, futures and other derivative securities, including swap baskets.
The Investment Management Company uses many factors to determine which companies should be considered for research. In a broad equity market, the Firm screens for ideas. A filtering process allows the Investment Management Company to focus on what is relevant. In essence, the Investment Management Company's process is predicated on having success rate on a small set of companies rather than attempting to form an opinion on a large universe. Accordingly, idea generation is critical and relies on the following sources: company meetings, conferences, peers, survey work, screens, periodicals, network of contacts, the Firm’s investors and Wall Street reports.
Alternative Investment Funds
The Firm’s Investment activities of Alternative Investment funds are less regulated. Mutual funds however are regulated, restricting the use of short selling and the use of derivatives for hedging. The regulations make it more difficult to outperform the market and to protect the assets of the fund in a downturn. Alternative Investment fund managers typically receive a performance-related fee. Alternative Investment funds can use various hedging strategies and can also make money in declining markets. Some funds that are termed alternative funds do not hedge against risk. While the performance of mutual funds is dependent on the direction of the equity markets many alternative investment fund strategies are not dependent on market direction.
Skajaquoda Group Inc
1001 Society Dr
CLAYMONT DE 19703-1781