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Melanion Capital receives accolade from French Ministry of Research and Development

Friday, July 26, 2013

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

We heard earlier this month that Melanion Capital, a new Paris-based asset manager, had received authorization from the French Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) to become the first alternative manager to specialize in investment in dividend futures.

"Because they’re simple, easy to understand and answers investors’ need to hedge their dividend exposure, dividend futures have become very popular since 2008 in an environment where other assets were losing momentum after the financial crisis. Melanion Capital’s unique business model aims at capturing the opportunities in these derivatives while seeing them become the asset class of the next decade," said founder and CIO Jad Comair then. Comair participated in the recent Opalesque France Roundtable (which you can access here).

Just weeks after receiving this authorisation, Melanion Capital received an additional accolade from French authorities. According to an email from Melanion received by Opalesque, the French Ministry of Research and Development granted the company the Innovative Startup Venture status (also known under the acronym JEI : Jeune Entrepri......................

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