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361 Capital, an asset management firm specialising in liquid alternative mutual funds, has launched the 361 Global Macro Opportunity Fund, which will be team managed and led by Blaine Rollins.
Rollins joined 361 Capital in 2011 and was formerly a portfolio manager at Janus. The fund became effective on 30 June.
Before joining 361 Capital as managing director and senior portfolio manager, Rollins was executive vice president at Janus Capital, where he served as portfolio manager of the Janus Fund, Janus Balanced Fund, Janus Equity Income Fund, Janus Aspen Growth Portfolio, Janus Advisor Large Cap Growth Fund and the Janus Triton Fund. He was with Janus for a total of 16 years and then became an independent investor for nearly five years.
“I am excited to be back managing a mutual fund, especially with the team at 361,” says Rollins. “We’ve created an analytical framework and models that drive asset allocation, and we’ve built in the flexibility to incorporate proprietary screens that will allow us to enhance the portfolio. It’s a great combination of my view on macro trends and the financial markets with a systematic approach to investing.”
As lead manager of the 361 Global Macro Opportunity Fund, Rollins invests in a wide range of asset classes that provide exposure principally to US and foreign equity securities, fixed income securities, commodities and currencies. He also can invest in indices based on a broad range of individual securities, commodities and currencies. The fund may take both “long” and “short” positions and currently offers two classes of shares: Class A and Class I.
The fund is expected to be classified in the Morningstar multi-alternative category and its objective is to seek long-term positive absolute return.
“We launched the Global Macro Opportunity Fund in part because we heard from advisors who wanted to be able to invest in the ideas that Blaine expresses in his weekly commentary,” says Tom Florence, CEO of 361 Capital. “This is a great addition to our line-up as we continue to build out our roster of liquid alternative mutual funds for advisors and their clients.”
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