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Inès de Dinechin, CEO of Lyxor

Lyxor AM adds Caxton HAWK quant strategy to Dimension UCITS platform

Sun, 15/04/2012 - 11:12

Lyxor Asset Management this week announced the launch of its third alternative single manager on its Lyxor Dimension UCITS platform. The latest fund sees them partnering with Caxton Associates’ HAWK Quantitative Strategies LLC. The Lyxor/Caxton HAWK strategy Index Fund will employ an emerging markets focus and give investors access to a medium-term trend-following strategy based on a proprietary system developed by Jeff Enslin. Enslin is a partner and portfolio manager at Caxton Associates Managing Partner of HAWK Quantitative Strategies. He has been trading emerging markets/macro on a discretionary basis since 1995. Caxton HAWK is the third such fund to join the platform, following the addition earlier this year of Old Mutual Asset Management and IKOS Asset Management. Enslin said that the strategy had a low correlation to emerging market long-only funds and hedge fund strategies including CTAs. One of the firm’s core beliefs, which is built into the system, is that emerging market assets experience both large bull and bear cycles. Said Enslin: “As a trend follower the model is designed to attempt to participate with the prevailing price action regardless of the direction.” Commenting on the new fund launch, Inès de Dinechin (pictured), CEO of Lyxor, said: “By adding HAWK Quantitative Strategies on its UCITS Dimension platform, Lyxor is perfectly positioned to meet current investors’ needs and gives access to a selection of strategies that can adapt to different market environments.”

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