The Tantallon India Fund is a fundamental, long-biased, India-focused, total return opportunity fund, registered In the Cayman Islands and Mauritius. The Fund invests with a 3-5 year horizon, in a concentrated portfolio (25-30 unlevered positions), market cap/sector/capital structure agnostic, but with strong conviction on the structural opportunity, scalable business models, and in management’s ability to execute.
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The Tantallon India Fund closed down -1.87% in January, after expenses. Volatility is back, in spades; the potential for significant interest rate, currency and equity market volatility as global central banks ‘normalize’ monetary policy is being exaggerated by margin calls and the forced unwinding of leveraged, increasingly complex, supposedly uncorrelated, algorithm-driven trading strategies. In an India-specific context, the imposition of a 10% long-term capital gains tax in the budget, served to further dampen investor sentiment.
There is so little information on Iran you cannot even find the Teheran Stock Exchange on Bloomberg. Yet this is an exchange with a market cap of US170billion, turning over up to US150m/day with zero foreign participation, entirely on the back of domestic mutual fund and retail investors.
In Lv’iv on the morning of my departure I attended the funeral of one of the casualties of the “anti-terrorist operation” in Donetsk. Loudspeakers relayed polyphonic chant from impressively hirsute Orthodox clergy to a cluster of old women and an honor guard, smoking furiously and in no mood to be photographed, waiting to transport the hearse the short distance from the altar to a waiting ambulance.