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IMQ backs Hong Kong based volatility arbitrage fund, True Partner

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ralph van Put
Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London for New Managers:

Emerging manager specialist, IMQ, has invested $33m of 'acceleration capital’ to Asian volatility arbitrage expert, True Partner Fund. The investment takes the manager to assets under management of $107m.

Located in Hong Kong, the True Partner team is run by Ralph van Put and uses a sophisticated approach to volatility trading, combining broad options expertise, global trading experience, and advanced technology. While the focus rests on trading opportunities within the Asian markets, the team runs a truly global book.

The investment strategy can be characterised as medium frequency, market neutral trading and continuous hedging of volatility spread positions in listed options, predominantly in the equity index space. Emphasis is placed in pro-actively managing portfolio risks, through both static and scenario based risk analyses.

True Partner's Van Put commented on the investment, saying: "We are pleased with the cooperation with IMQ as it highlights our momentum in asset gathering, with IMQ providing an opportune bridgehead towards institutional investors".

IMQ’s CEO and Founder, Jeroen Tielman, comments: "We like the True Partner strategy as it has a strong track record of two years and it has a very low correlation to both hedge funds and conventional asset classes. T......................

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