Volta Finance Limited (the “Company” or “Volta”) is a closed-ended limited liability company registered in Guernsey under the Companies (Guernsey) Law, 2008 (as amended) with registered number 45747. The registered office of the Company is BNP Paribas House, St Julians Avenue, St Peter Port, GY1 1WA, Channel Islands.
The Company is an authorised collective investment scheme in Guernsey, regulated under The Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987. The Company's Ordinary Shares are listed on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange and, in addition, on the premium segment of the Official List of the UK Listing Authority and are admitted to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange (“LSE”). Volta’s home member state for the purposes of the EU Transparency Directive is the Netherlands. As such, Volta is subject to regulation and supervision by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (the “Autoriteit Financiële Markten” or “AFM”), being the financial markets supervisor in the Netherlands.
Volta’s investment objectives are to seek to preserve capital across the credit cycle and to provide a stable stream of income to its Shareholders through dividends that it expects to distribute on a quarterly basis. Subject to the risk factors that are described in the Summary Document below and in the Prospectus dated 4 December 2006 below, it seeks to attain its investment objectives predominantly through investment in a diversified portfolio of structured finance assets. The assets that Volta may invest in either directly or indirectly include but are not limited to: corporate credits; sovereign and quasi-sovereign debt; residential mortgage loans; commercial mortgage loans; automobile loans; student loans; credit card receivables; leases; and debt and equity interests in infrastructure projects (the “Underlying Assets”).
Volta’s approach to investment is through vehicles and arrangements that essentially provide leveraged exposure to portfolios of such Underlying Assets. In this regard, Volta reviews the investment strategy adopted by AXA Investment Managers Paris (the “Investment Manager” or “AXA IM”) on a quarterly basis. The current investment strategy is to focus investment predominantly on CLOs although allocations to other structured finance assets will be used opportunistically. There can be no assurance that Volta will achieve its investment objectives.
The Investment Manager
AXA IM is a multi-expert asset management company within the AXA Group, a global leader in financial protection and wealth management, which has a team of experts concentrating on the structured finance markets. AXA IM is authorised by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (the “AMF”) as an investment management company and its activities are governed by Article L. 532-9 of the French Code Monétaire et Financier. AXA IM was appointed as the Company’s Alternative Investment Fund Manager (“AIFM”) in accordance with the EU Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (“AIFMD”) on 22 July 2014.
Company Secretary, Administrator and Portfolio Administrator
BNP Paribas Securities Services S.C.A Guernsey Branch is the Company's Company Secretary, Administrator and Portfolio Administrator.
The Company’s Ordinary Shares are listed on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange (“Euronext Amsterdam”) (website: www.euronext.com) and the premium segment of the London Stock Exchange’s Main Market for listed securities (website: www.londonstockexchange.com). The ISIN number of the Company’s listed shares is GG00B1GHHH78 and the ticker for both markets is VTA.