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Stratton Street believes in investing alongside creditors and in Renminbi

Friday, August 26, 2011

Andrew Main
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

Andrew Main, who recently spoke to Matthias Knab for an Opalesque TV interview, began his career in a small English merchant bank called Guinness Mahon & Company, where he helped develop hedge fund-like structures. Then that small bank was taken over. After a while, one of these fund structures came out of the company and he co-founded Stratton Street Capital in 2000.

Stratton Street is an investment manager specialising in Asian alternative investment funds, located in central London, not too far from the actual Stratton Street. It manages three bond funds, one long/short equity fund, two synthetic warrant funds, as well as a "Feed the Future" initiative fund, that was created with the World Food Programme.

The firm suffered heavy redemptions from investors needing cash in 2009, despite good returns, and now it is growing back and concentrating more on the investment advisor, small wealth managers throughout Europe and the Far East.

A new bond fund that invests alongside creditors One day, one of the firm’s key investors requested a UCITS-compliant fund, and the New Capital Wealthy Nations Bond Fund (WNBF) was launched in September 2009. This fund, which now runs around $525m, invests in investment grade bonds from those countries, and companies within......................

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