Grant Agri (Malaysia) has established itself as a leading livestock importer and beef processor. Malaysia imports around 90% of its beef needs. The predominantly Muslim population demand fresh Halal slaughtered beef as well as goat meat and lamb.
Beef that is declared lawful (halal) is subjected to certain rules & regulations, which ensures that the blood and other impure elements come out from the cattle’s body as much as possible. Slaughter must be conducted in a way that is least painful and most merciful to the animal.
However, it is not just the way cattle are slaughtered, the entire preparation of the animal, from birth through to slaughter, must be according to the principals of Halal.
Cattle must be treated in the most compassionate way, their feed must be Halal, and cattle hygiene must be correct for them to be Barakah.
Grant Agri (Malaysia) ensures that each animal in its supply chain is handled in accordance with OIE standards and Islamic Law. The result is high quality, locally produced, Halal beef for Malaysia.
Muslim consumers have given an increased attention to their foods particularly the need for them to be considered Barakah.
It has long been the goal of the Malaysian Government to establish Malaysia as a global Halal hub for the promotion, distribution and production of Halal products and services to the Muslim countries all over the world.
Since 1959 Malaysia has taken steps which have been regarded as an international pioneer in researching and developing Halal products. Malaysian Halal Certification for food and consumable goods are issued by the sole authority of the Islamic Development Department Malaysia (JAKIM) or State Islamic Religious Council (JAIS) who are highly recognised and recommended in the international market. Today, Malaysia remains the only country in the world who’s Halal Certification is issued by the Government, rather than by Islamic Associations.
The launching of the Malaysian Halal Standard MS1500:2004 demonstrates the Governments commitment to Halal Compliance and Assurance. The Global Muslim market is extensive. It is estimated that some 2 billion consumers exist globally, yet only 6 million have access to true Halal products. This is due to the fact that strategic systems, procedures and poor practices mean many Halal products that are sold do not meet Halal requirements. Beef production is an obvious and profound example.
Beef that is declared lawful (Halal) is should be subjected to certain rules and regulations that ensure blood and other impure elements come out of the cattle body as much as possible. Slaughter must be conducted in a way that is least painful and most merciful to the animal.
However, it is not just the way cattle are slaughtered, the entire preparation of the animal, from birth to slaughter must be according to the principals of Halal.Cattle must be treated in the most compassionate way from birth to slaughter, their feed must be Halal, they should be free from dieses and cattle hygiene must be correct for them to be Barakah.
For Johor to position itself as the global leader in Halal Beef, it must develop the link between Strategy, Structure and Performance. This link needs to be created at the Supply Chain Level and a National Halal Assurance System adopted by all partners in the supply chain. A national Halal Assured Beef Supply Chain must involve a collaboration between Government, Suppliers, Farmers, Processors and Consumers.
A background of our fund management business
In 2013 Eugene Fama a professor at the university of Chicago won a Nobel laureate in Economics. and is globally recognized for his work on portfolio theory and asset pricing, both theoretical and empirical. At the university of Chicago he had a class of 12 students under his mentorship. One of which was David Booth who co-founded Dimensional fund advisor. by implementing his version of the strategies outlined by Eugene Fama he and his team build more than 100 mutual funds an today manages more than 280 Billion USD.
Another student was Douglas John Fawell, who after graduating his MBA under the mentorship of Eugene Fama went on to have a 17 year career at UBS and related predecessor entities. While at UBS, he served as Head of the UBS Equity Syndicate and later as Head of US Equity Capital Markets where he was responsible for all aspects of equity issuance in North America.
After a successful career Douglas made the decision to commercialize his extensive financial knowledge learnt under Eugene Fama and executed in a very senior career in capital markets, and went on to establish Jenwood Global.
The strategies executed in Jenwood are derived from Eugene Fama’s studies and Douglas Fawell own person experience. The unique result are strategies that differ significantly from most fund strategies the market, in that it is highly liquid, non-market correlated and scalable.
The meaningful returns comes not from taking high risk, but from diligently working to preserve capital "at the cost of returns”. The liquidity and scalability comes in part from the market Jenwood operates in and the execution of the strategies leaving investors with a unprecedented 30 day redemption period.
The meaningful returns comes from the very strategies that won Eugene Fama his laureate in Economics.
The Green Strategy. The Green strategy is a low beta quant thesis also referred to herein as Long-Short Strategy. The Long- Short Strategy focuses on opportunities in the mean reversion of volatility and the mean reversion of returns (the “Long-Short Strategy”). This Long-Short Strategy primarily trades in unlevered and levered Exchange Traded Funds (“ETFs”). The Investment Manager plans to invest leveraged ETFs taking advantage of inevitable market volatility to generate alpha. The Investment Manager will manage differing tranches, both unlevered and levered. The Long-Short Strategy is designed to thrive in periods of high market volatility.
The Blue Strategy. The Blue strategy may also be referred to as a “Vol-Arb Strategy”. Its objective is to exploit the differences between the forecasted future volatility of a selected basket of assets and the resultant actual volatility of those assets. Opportunities and risks are managed through internal proprietary analysis that evaluates monetary, fundamental and technical factors that are used to determine where potential sources of volatility are likely to develop. This proprietary strategy includes a component of calculating the mean reversion of volatility and the mean reversion of return. The Vol-Arb Strategy also places a premium on liquidity in order to insure a capacity to switch from one position to another and adapt instantly to market fluctuations. Accordingly, the Vol-Arb Strategy is limited to level one securities, and primarily, but not exclusively to maturities of two to four months.
Although tax strategies will not act as the primary driver for the Blue Strategy, the Investment Manager will, when practicable, endeavor to conform the Blue Strategy trades with 26 USC §1256 to afford preferential tax treatment in accordance with that section. However, neither the General Partner nor the Investment Manager warrant such tax treatment and direct each Limited Partner to determine such matters independently in conjunction with such Limited Partner’s independent tax advisor.
The Special Events Strategy. The Special Events Strategy analyzes investment relative to anomalies between market values and fundamental values. The Investment Manager is cognizant that systemic risk must be considered relative to stock-specific risk and the Investment Manager intends to hedge against and profit from this risk while pursuing investment themes that have attractive risk-reward profiles. In attacking these market anomalies, the Investment Manager will establish the identification of special situations where securities are mispriced, either because they are underfollowed, unappreciated, in transition, or otherwise misunderstood. In seeking out such special events, the Special Events Strategy places particular emphasis upon newly issued equity and equity linked securities. While many institutional investors focus on macro dynamics and allocations, the Fund adopts a very different philosophy. Specifically, while the Special Events Strategy will certainly place a premium upon securing good allocations, even greater importance is placed on fundamental research, triangulating feedback, data assessment, issue-specific intelligence and in the employment of the Investment Manager’s significant industry experience and relationships.