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Lyxor and Kingdon launch Global Long/Short Equity Fund

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Lyxor Asset Management has expanded its alternative UCITS offering by teaming up with Kingdon Capital Management to launch the Lyxor/Kingdon Global Long-Short Equity Fund.

The launch sees Kingdon become the first global equity manager with daily liquidity on Lyxor’s UCITS platform.
The fund focuses on improving the equity diversification of investors’ portfolios by maintaining a portfolio invested across different geographies and industries, using a combination of long and short investments and actively managing the fund’s market exposure. The fund seeks to achieve attractive risk-adjusted returns with lower volatility than equity markets.
With a performance history of more than 30 years, Kingdon has proven its ability to adapt to different economic market environments with top-down analysis determining overall sector and geographical exposures, while bottom-up research serves to select individual stocks. The investment team is led by five sector heads, supported by 20 specialised analysts, which gives Kingdon the ability to cover global markets, while also performing in-depth research on their portfolio companies.
Jean-Marc Stenger, head of investment partners at Lyxor, says: “We’re excited to launch Kingdon’s global long/short equity strategy on our Alternative UCITS platform. Approaching equity markets from the perspective of countries and industries is likely to gain importance in the years to come and bringing an expert such as Kingdon to the UCITS space will certainly benefit investors.”
Mark Kingdon, founder and CEO of Kingdon, adds: “Partnering with Lyxor demonstrates our commitment to adapting to the changing regulatory environment by offering investors in different jurisdictions access to one of our core alternative investment strategies.”
Founded in 1983, Kingdon is a global long/short alternative investment firm based in New York.
The fund, which is now passported into eight countries, is available on Lyxor’s Alternative UCITS Platform for a minimum subscription amount of USD10,000 in EUR, USD, JPY, CHF, GBP, SEK, NOK and SGD.

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