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Scout Global expands hedge fund investments and plans fund launch

Monday, July 22, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

After co-seeding Romanesco Capital alongside Dutch seeder IMQ this year, Australian family office Scout Global Funds has invested in another European based manager, Aquantum AG as well as US based managers Modus Quantitative Solutions and Centurion Investment Management. Flyberry Capital, a Cambridge, Massachusetts based 'Big Data’ manager recently founded by MIT alumni will also receive an allocation from Scout in the coming week.

"Scout is taking the opportunity to invest in some extraordinary talent with little competition from other investors willing to take early stage risk. It is easier perhaps, to invest in a manger with a ten year track record however with the right tools, systems and processes, we think the risk associated with early stage investment can be mitigated and the advantage turned back in favor of the end investor" said Oliver Alliker, director of the firm.

Scout aims to launch a Bahamas domiciled fund in the last quarter of this year which will enable external investment alongside Scout capital. Extensive research was conducted on various fund domiciles with the Bahamas standing out as well regulated and secure, while having the added benefit of being an independent, sovereign nation.

"The revolutionary co-op style fund will allow investors to invest alongside Scout at minimal cost, not to generate fees but to achieve econom......................

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