Swiss-based alternative investments solutions provider Harcourt Investment Consulting AG, saw assets under management (AuM) reach USD48bn as of 31 December 2010, corresponding to a growth of USD300m for the full year 2010.
The increase in AuM proves the strengthened investor appetite for alternative investments. Harcourt experienced further allocations to existing Fund of Hedge Funds products as well as to new customised mandates, mostly originated from pension funds and other institutional investors. Moreover, the excellent performing ‘Belvista Commodity Fund’, a UCITS III compliant broadly diversified commodity fund, saw substantial inflows during the year.
In 2010, Harcourt successfully launched two products providing weekly liquidity in order to meet the increasing demand for enhanced liquidity terms. The ‘Belmont Commodity Trading Fund’ is a Fund of Managed Accounts fully dedicated to natural resources fund managers. Whereas ‘Vonda UCITS’ is investing in UCITS compliant Macro and CTA hedge funds. Harcourt is committed to further on develop and offer cutting-edge products and services for its investors.