Equinox Funds teams with BlueCrest Capital Management to launch systematic macro fund
Equinox Funds has gained exposure to a programme run by hedge fund manager BlueCrest Capital Management with the launch of the Equinox BlueCrest Systematic Macro Fund (EBCIX).
A mutual fund offered through Equinox Funds, the Equinox BlueCrest Systematic Macro Fund provides access to a trading strategy developed by BlueCrest.
Seeking to provide returns that have relatively low correlations with traditional asset classes, the strategy trades more than 150 markets around the globe, including commodities, currencies, fixed income and equities indices.
The fund accesses a BlueCrest programme that employs core macro trading signals across global asset classes.
"We are seeking to provide investors with different sources of return than traditional investments and other trend-following strategies. Ultimately, when added to an overall portfolio, we believe the fund may offer significant contributions in terms of helping to potentially reduce risk and enhance returns over time," says Robert J Enck, president and CEO of Equinox Funds.
In December 2009, Equinox launched the Equinox MutualHedge Futures Strategy Fund, the first actively managed mutual fund with exposure to commodity trading advisor programmes. Equinox also sponsors the Equinox Equity Hedge US Strategy Fund, the Equinox Alternative Strategy Platform, a menu of single commodity trading advisor programmes offered in a mutual fund format, and Equinox Frontier Funds, a public managed futures family of funds with daily liquidity.
BlueCrest Capital Management manages approximately USD30 billion for an underlying client base that includes institutional investors from North America, the UK, Europe, Japan, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.
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