The Silicon Review
“We apply data analysis and sound judgement to tackle some of the world's most complex investment management challenges.”
Hamilton Investment Management (HIM) Ltd. is a leading global alternative investment management platform, specialising in Global Private Equity Investments and Institutional Quality Digital Asset Management.
The Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Investment Management, William Je, spoke exclusively to The Silicon Review. Here’s what he said.
Q. From your perspective, how is the industry you serve currently evolving? And where does HIM stand at the moment?
Nowadays, the global economic climate is characterised by heightened volatility and macroeconomic uncertainty. On one hand, political uncertainties, climate change, the pandemic and other external factors are bringing new challenges to traditional institutions. On the other hand, we are seeing drivers and opportunities brought by the development of new technologies such as AI, blockchain technology, nanotechnology, etc. These ground-breaking innovations, namely the Fourth Industrial Revolution, are undoubtedly reshaping our traditional industries and spawning new economies.
As the world economy is ever-changing, our investment team adopts a resilient, multi-strategy approach to create an optimal risk-return profile, through highly diversified portfolios. We capture investment opportunities across different industry segments and geographical markets, working to deliver long-term sustainable value to our stakeholders and bringing transformative changes around the world.
Q. What can you tell us about the Hamilton Fund? And how well does it serve the investors who invest via this fund?
The Hamilton Fund manages a multibillion-dollar portfolio that invests in private equity and digital assets. The team has extensive experience managing capital for global investors. Built on a foundation of valuable resources and global relationships, we leverage unrivalled capabilities to deliver exceptional performance.
Our objective is to provide investors with world-class security, custody, diversification and optimal risk-return profiles on investment products. The team is comprised of ambitious individuals who have previously worked at some of the world's most respected institutions including global investment banks and asset managers. Years of invaluable experience reassure our investors with the confidence they need to partner with us. By taking calculated risks, we aim to consistently generate alpha for our clients across all market conditions with a very disciplined, scientific and research-oriented approach.
Our investment team has been at the forefront of trading traditional asset classes with diverse backgrounds, spanning equities, fixed income, FX, and commodities. We have ported over this wealth of knowledge into the Hamilton Fund to provide a range of investment products to investors.
Q. How does the Hamilton Fund generate an optimal risk-return profile and capture the most compelling investment opportunities across different industry segments and geographical markets?
The Hamilton Fund adopts a sophisticated, multi-strategy approach to investing to generate an optimal risk-return profile. This ensures that the most compelling investment opportunities are captured across diverse investment products and geographical markets. We apply data analysis and sound judgement to tackle some of the world's most complex investment management challenges. We are a team of portfolio managers, engineers, scientists, researchers, and technologists that work collectively towards a common goal – putting capital to work in the most efficient and optimal means possible. We strongly believe in the automation of ideas, scientific research and embracing technology to help us achieve our investment objectives.
Our dedicated team is made up of senior professionals with diverse skill sets who work together to ensure the seamless execution of every single transaction and investment. Our combined expertise across a multitude of asset classes, industry segments, and markets, positions us to effectively analyse, value and support our investments in the face of a complex set of industry dynamics.
Q. What does Hamilton Investment seek to achieve by integrating environmental, social and governance factors into its investment process?
We seek to positively influence corporate behaviour through our investment guardianship, focusing on our key investment principles, designed to create long-term value for fund shareholders.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) is a part of Hamilton Funds' investment approach, basing investments not on fads or investment niches but on long-term value opportunities for investors. Across our range of investments, we employ exclusionary screening, meaning exposure to certain companies is prohibited, owing to their failure to meet a set of independently established ESG standards. Our ESG funds reflect Hamilton’s hallmark enduring, diversified and long-term approach to investing.
Q. What are your focus areas?
Our areas of investment include IT and cybersecurity, technology and innovation, blockchain, financial services and crypto exchange.
Q. What new endeavors is the company currently undertaking?
Hamilton will continue with our top-down approach focusing on sectors that are experiencing outsized growth in today’s changing economy. We envision blockchain technology becoming a major investment opportunity as the technology continues to evolve and integrate into traditional financial systems. One of our key objectives is to invest in companies that are at the forefront of building sophisticated blockchain infrastructure solutions.
William Je | CEO
William Je is the Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Investment Management Ltd, a global fund manager with multi-billion assets under management. His portfolio includes private equity investments in licensed banks, crypto exchange, payment systems, Fintech and blockchain companies, social media projects and multi-strategy algorithmic trading funds.
Mr. Je was the Chairman of Equity Capital Markets, Greater China at the Macquarie Banking Group for 10 years, managing its Greater China capital markets and principal investment activities. Prior to Macquarie, Mr. Je served as the joint venture partner and managing director of China Merchant Securities (Hong Kong) Limited and helped build its business in Hong Kong from scratch.
Mr. Je also served as an Executive Director at Credit Agricole Indosuez and a board member of its securities arm, Indosuez W.I. CarrSecurities; director and head of business development at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein and a VP at NatWest Markets.