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Aussie seeder Scout Global to launch offshore fund version of its family office emerging manager fund

Thursday, April 18, 2013

By Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

News came this week that IMQ had seeded Romanesco Capital Management’s Persistence Fund alongside an Australian seeding company, Scout Global Funds . Oliver Alliker, director at Scout Global, explains that the firm was founded in Sydney from a family office in 2006 with the remit of investing in global emerging systematic trading managers via managed accounts.

The size of the pot that Scout Global can put into funds is dependent on the performance of the sub-funds, and Alliker confirms that they are currently invested in managers numbering up to the mid-teens. "We try and look worldwide for trading managers that have a specific edge in the market and we need them to be able to describe that edge and how they derive returns in the market" Alliker says in an interview with Opalesque. "We look at managed futures, foreign exchange, equity managers, options managers - we are agnostic in asset classes but try to invest in systematic strategies only because we use a strict quantitative approach in assessing a manager."

What Scout Global is looking for is emerging managers with smaller assets under management who target a specific market characteristic such as exploiting short term trends, or a manager with ......................

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