Ten of Oyster’s flagship sub-funds have been registered in the UK and are now approved for public distribution. OYSTER is the investment fund family of the Swiss banking group SYZ & CO.
This move underlines the expansion of the Group’s activities in the UK. It also reflects the growing demand from investors in the UK for actively managed portfolios with a proven track record of strong performance, innovation and risk management.
Established in London since 2001 through its asset management company SYZ Asset Management, Syz & Co is also known in the UK thanks to its institutional asset management activity, particularly in absolute return mandates.
The Group’s London office has developed strong investment competencies, notably in European equities. London-based Eric Bendahan and William Sharp are the investment advisors for the Oyster European Opportunities flagship fund and the Oyster European Small Cap fund respectively.
The sub-funds registered in the UK illustrate the diversity of Oyster in terms of the strategies offered. These funds are either top-performing long-only funds with a very strong track-record, such as Oyster European Opportunities, Oyster European Small Cap, Oyster LatAm Opportunities, Oyster Japan Opportunities, OYSTER US Value and OYSTER European Corporate Bonds; or so-called “Newcits” funds, such as OYSTER Credit Opportunities, 3A Dynamic UCITS Fund (GBP), OYSTER ForExtra Yield (EUR) and OCEANO Absolute Return Institutional A GBP, that belong to the “new generation” of funds and take full advantage of the flexibility provided by UCITS III regulations to provide strategies with asymmetrical risk/return profiles.
Xavier Guillon (pictured), CEO of OYSTER Funds, says: “We see strong demand in the UK for top-performing and innovative products such as the funds we’ve registered in the UK. After establishing a strong track-record with institutional mandates, we are now broadening our offering with funds that are available to a wider audience.”