UCITs

FUND LAUNCHES

Pictet eyes long-term growth stocks with new market neutral global equities hedge fund launch

Pictet eyes long-term growth stocks with new market neutral global equities hedge fund launch

Pictet Asset Management, the investment management arm of the Geneva-headquartered wealth management giant Pictet Group, has unveiled a new market neutral global equity hedge fund which trades liquid US and European stocks, with a low correlation to broader equity markets.

UCITS FUNDS

R G Niederhoffer launches alternative UCITS fund on Kepler platform

R G Niederhoffer launches alternative UCITS fund on Kepler platform

R G Niederhoffer Capital Management, the New York-based quantitative trading advisor that employs a short-term contrarian investment strategy, has launched an alternative UCITS version of its flagship fund on Kepler Partners’ KLS UCITS platform. Kepler Liquid Strategies was established in 2016 and now has seven sub-funds with a combined AUM north of USD900 million.

Liquid alternatives

UCITS “makes even more sense”: Liquid alts deliver diversification amid pandemic crash, says Lyxor

UCITS “makes even more sense”: Liquid alts deliver diversification amid pandemic crash, says Lyxor

UCITS hedge funds delivered on their pledge of portfolio diversification during the coronavirus-fuelled market meltdown this year, and investors should now consider putting more of their money into the sector to seize on continued market dislocations, Lyxor Asset Management says.

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Union Bancaire Privée adds corporate governance-focused fund to alternative UCITS platform   

Union Bancaire Privée adds corporate governance-focused fund to alternative UCITS platform   

Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) has added a new long/short strategy to its alternative UCITS platform. Launched on 14 July 2020, U Access – Long/Short Japan Corporate Governance is a market-neutral and sector-neutral fund investing in Japanese equities and focusing on individual companies’ corporate governance.