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Alpha is not a straight line

Friday, May 31, 2013

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

An asset manager who seeks alpha through a portfolio of long-only equity managers explains to Sona Blessing on Opalesque Radio how he does it.

In the Dynamic Manager Alpha Fund, SEB aims to capture the excess return generated by actively managed long-only equity funds, Otto Francke explains on Opalesque Radio. This UCITS Fund invests in the underlying funds and shorts their relevant benchmark. The Fund currently manages almost €200m and is invested with 12 managers.

Otto Francke is a senior portfolio manager within the alternative investment team at SEB, a Nordic corporate and investment banking group. Prior to this he was a portfolio manager and research analyst covering long/short equity strategies at Atlas Capital Group.

Launched in 2005 as a managed account, the SEB Dynamic Manager Alpha Fund became accessible to retail investors via its new UCITS format in September’12, after having returned positive returns every year since inception, and a total of 24.46%. The fund was launched in Luxembourg Part II format in 2008 and received a gold rating from S&P in 2011.

The fund endeavours to capture skill-generated returns from the underlying managers, Francke notes.

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