Boussard & Gavaudan Holding Ltd is a close-ended investment company that is based in Guernsey. It was founded in the year 2006 and is listed in UK on the London Stock Exchange publicly. BGCH’s shares are also traded on the NYSE Euronext Amsterdam, and are regulated and supervised by the Dutch authorities under the Dutch Financial Markets Supervision Act. In the Netherlands, it is regulated by the Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The Euronext Amsterdam and AFM together monitor the trading and associated operations of the company. The investment manager of BGCH is Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP, which is authorized by the Financial Conduct authority (FCA) and is registered with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
The company focuses on creating a diversified portfolio to maximize its risk-adjusted returns and to get exposure to different strategies for alternative investment. BGCH invests in financial instruments which mainly consist of class B Euro shares and invests the proceeds from these investments into the BG Fund. This is in turn invested in the BG master fund that is basically a multi-strategy hedge fund that helps the company in getting higher returns through making use of price arbitrage opportunities. It also invests in other financial instruments like private equity investments, debt securities, derivatives etc. It also gains from investments in Foreign Exchange instruments through market value appreciation. The capital allocation by the company is done following four main strategies, which are equity strategies, credit strategies, trading strategies, and volatility strategies. The company is also involved in convertible bond arbitrage, volatility arbitrage, and gamma trading, to maximize the returns on investment. With its skilled workforce and trading expertise in financial instruments, the company uses robust analysis techniques to assess all its investments across various assets and tries to exploit arbitrage opportunities and generate maximum value for all stakeholders.
BGCH follows a well-defined framework of corporate governance and complies with the IFRS and The Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008. It has incorporated an ESG policy in its business model and fulfils its social and environmental responsibilities along with corporate responsibilities. The company is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) and supports the Paris Agreement to mitigate the impact of climate change. It also supports a culture of transparency for all its investors and is a signatory to the Task Force on Climate Relate Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
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