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Holon launches their innovation fund in Europe for global investors

Published 01 Mar 2021


For immediate release

March 2021

Holon launches their innovation fund in Europe for global investors


  • Holon Global Investments (Holon) announced the official launch of the Holon Photon Fund (open-ended fund in SICAV) in Europe, for European and Latin American investors 
  • The Fund enables Holon’s strategic partners and investors to future-proof returns through diversifying asset allocation across innovation


Europe, February 2021 — Holon launches the Holon Photon Fund (open-ended fund in SICAV) in Europe as a Professional Investor Fund for European and Latin American investors who are looking for access to innovation and disruption opportunities. The SICAV structure is a common publicly-traded open-end European investment fund that draws on the investment strategy of the Australian Holon Photon Fund.

With an investment philosophy that is evolutionary, the Fund will keep pace with the pace of change to benefit from digital disruption (not suffer from it). Under this framework, innovation ranks as the primary driver of wealth creation and is a key dimension of the portfolio’s construction. 

Director of Distribution and Structuring, Felipe Martin, together with the support of Astrada Financial (SICAV plc), pioneered the partnership which now makes Holon a truly global player. 

There is a clear parallel between Australian, European and Latin American markets, with all regions experiencing lagging returns. With few Mega Caps on local exchanges, there is a need to gain exposure to these strong businesses today and future-proof returns through investing in disruptive new business models. While some traditional funds are investing in Mega Caps, most are not across the potential of accelerating innovation (particularly digitalisation), nor adding them to portfolios.

The Australian Holon Photon Fund that commenced in July 2019 has strongly outperformed its benchmark since inception. When asked what is the secret to the outperformance, Heath Behncke, Holon Co-founder & Portfolio Manager commented:

“The performance continues to validate our belief that investing in innovative leaders building global digital businesses is the key to future wealth creation” 

The global pandemic sped-up digital transformation, forcing people to work, shop and socialise online. While we benefit as users, the majority of the world’s population are not benefiting as investors. 

“There is strong alignment with Astrada Financial and Holon – they get it, they are progressive and actively seeking to solve a fundamental issue for their clients. This is an important strategic partnership for both of us, and we’ll benefit from their reputation and extensive networks.”  Felipe Martin, Holon.

The Astrada Financial proposition is centered around diversification and responsiveness. This partnership delivers on their commitment to their investors.

“We have a global mindset, now more than ever we need to offer global innovation opportunities to our investors. Through the SICAV Holon Photon Fund we access the calibre of an Australian grade investment strategy managed by a team who understand how to tap into innovation.” Luis Ortolà, Founder & Portfolio Manager, Astrada. 

The Fund is now open to sophisticated investors, HNW investors and family offices throughout Europe and Latin America.

This move was a key milestone for Holon to operate globally and is another example of a great Australian export to watch.

About Holon

Holon is a next generation fund manager designing the core investment portfolios and platforms of the future. A different wealth creation strategy and a different business model to create and protect wealth is needed at a time when the pace of change is astonishing. We believe innovation drives wealth creation, and everyone should have access to investing in the best companies globally that are driving innovation today, tomorrow and in the future. For more information, visit www.holon.investments.

About Astrada

Astrada Financial SICAV Plc, is an international firm based in Malta and has been established as a self-management collective scheme to manage the assets of a group of high net worth individuals and institutional investors by offering its own professional investors funds.  For more information, visit https://www.astradafinancial.com/

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Holon Photon Fund, a sub-fund of Astrada Financial SICAV p.l.c (the “Company”) is licensed by the Malta Financial Services Authority (“MFSA”) as a Professional Investor Fund (“PIF”) which is available to Qualifying Investors. PIFs are non-retail collective investment schemes, therefore, the protection normally arising as a result of the imposition of the MFSA’s investment and borrowing restrictions and other requirements for retail collective investment schemes do not apply. Investors in PIFs are not protected by any statutory compensation arrangements in the event of the fund’s failure. The MFSA has made no assessment or value judgement on the soundness of the Company and its Sub-Funds or for the accuracy or completeness of the statements made or opinions expressed with regard to them. 

The responsible entity for the Australian Holon Photon Fund (ARSN 633 803 497) is One Managed Investment Funds Limited (ACN 117 400 987) (AFSL 297042) (OMIFL). The investment manager for the Holon Photon Fund is Holon Global Asset Management Pty Ltd (ACN 629 590 585) (Holon) that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Holon Global Investments Limited (ACN 129 237 592). The investment manager (Holon) is an Australian Financial Services Representative (No. 1276082) of Atlas Funds Management Pty Ltd (ACN 612 499 528) which holds an Australian Financial Services Licence (No. 491395). The information contained in this document or webpage was not prepared by OMIFL but prepared by other parties. All of the commentary, statements of opinion and recommendations contain only general advice and have not taken into account your personal circumstances. This document or webpage contains general financial product advice only. Any investment in OMIFL products need to be made in accordance with and after reading the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) and Additional Information Booklet (AIB), and investors should consider the PDS before deciding whether to invest in the Fund or continue to hold units in the Fund. The opinions, advice, recommendations and other information contained in this document, whether expressed or implied, are published or made by Holon in good faith in relation to the facts known at the time of preparation. You should also consult a licensed financial adviser before making an investment decision in relation to the Fund. Past performance is not indicative of future performance. The PDS and AIB can be obtained by visiting www.oneinvestment.com.au/photon. Limitation of liability: Whilst all care has been taken in preparation of this document or webpage, to the maximum extent permitted by law, neither Holon or OMIFL will be liable in any way for any loss or damage suffered by you through use or reliance on this information. Holon and OMIFL’s liability for negligence, breach of contract or contravention of any law, which cannot be lawfully excluded, is limited, at Holon’s option and to the maximum extent permitted by law, to resupplying this information or any part of it to you, or to paying for the resupply of this information or any part of it to you.

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