Ambienta, a sustainability-focused European asset manager, has launched its first absolute return fund, Ambienta X Alpha, which is believed to be the world’s first long/short fund entirely focused on environmental sustainability.
Launches & Fundraising
Five former senior members from Stewart Investors are among the founding members of new London-based investment boutique, Aikya Investment Management (Aikya).
Arrano Capital, the blockchain arm of Venture Smart Asia Limited, has launched Hong Kong’s first regulated virtual asset fund, which tracks the price of Bitcoin and provides Professional Investors with access to the crytocurrency through a traditional fund structure.
Ironshield Capital Management, the London-based long/short event driven hedge fund that trades stressed and distressed European corporate credit, has launched its Ironshield Credit Fund on the MontLake UCITS Platform, with the aim of capitalising on recent credit market dislocations.
Alpha Sigma Capital (ASC), a new blockchain investment and digital currency hedge fund, officially launched on 6 January, 2020, with a focus on delivering growth capital to blockchain companies with a multi-strategy hedge fund that utilises tokens, cryptocurrencies, equities, derivatives, and private investments.
Bitfinex, a state-of-the-art digital asset trading platform, has onboarded Fulgur Alpha, a USD280 million Bahamas-based absolute returns crypto hedge fund, consolidating its position as the leading source of liquidity for institutional investors in the crypto space.
Asian hedge fund platform OP Investment Management Limited (OPIM), is partnering with Waterflow Capital to launch Waterflow Fund SPC, which is Cayman-domiciled and for professional investors only.
Angel Island Capital (AIC), a San Francisco-based multi-strategy credit investment advisor and portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, has closed approximately USD440 million in commitments to AIC Opportunities Fund II (AIC COP II).
Carbon Cap Management, a London based environmental asset management firm has launched the World Carbon Fund, a globally diversified fund investing into multiple liquid and regulated carbon markets.
JP Morgan Alternative Asset Management is rolling out a new long/short ESG-focused hedge fund strategy, which aims to generate alpha by trading a range of global sustainability themes – but warns that more work is needed on ESG education within the hedge fund industry.