Sun, Mar 29, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Emerging manager Strategis launches structured products linked to market neutral strategy

Monday, November 25, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London for New Managers:

Investment manager Strategis Capital Management is introducing their Global Equity Market Neutral strategy next month and BNP Paribas is set to launch structured products linked to the strategy. The firm launched the Strategis VAULT Global Macro Fund in December 2012 with $14m in partner and shareholder capital. As one of the core strategies within the Strategis VAULT Macro Fund, the Global Equity Market Neutral strategy has returned 12.8% to the end of October, with a Sharpe of 2.8.

In an interview with Opalesque, co-CIOs C.J. Donley and Robert Toffel discussed how investment returns have varied over 2013.

Donley said: "When I look at asset returns in 2013, the year can be defined by three distinct phases of capital market activity. The largest and most impactful being the well telegraphed Bank of Japan weak Yen policy. In addition to a 15% depreciation in Dollar/Yen, the BOJ action put Japanese equities, particularly exporters, back on the map. As of today the Nikkei has returned 40% year to date. The second phase was defined by the significant return divergence between developed markets and emerging markets. For example, the S&P 500 has outperformed MSCI Emerging Markets by over 30% year so far this year. And lastly the final market stage phase of 2013, Taper Scare, which started in late Spring 2013 saw 10 year USD interest rates rise fr......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Other Voices: Does the hedge fund industry benefit society?[more]

    This article was authored by Don Steinbrugge, Chairman of Agecroft Partners, a US-based global consulting and third party marketing firm for hedge funds. It is no secret that the hedge fund industry is viewed negatively by a la

  2. Private credit comes into focus for investors[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As investors look for a way out of the low yield/no yield environment, private credit is becoming an increasingly attractive asset class, according to a white paper from Bayshore Capital Advisors. Private credit has grown steadily since the financial crisis as

  3. M&A - Hedge funds no longer attractive targets for banks, reinsurers, Blackstone buys stake in Christopher Pucillo’s Solus event-driven hedge fund[more]

    Hedge funds no longer attractive targets for banks, reinsurers From Institutionalinvestor.com: Swiss RE, the world’s second-largest reinsurer, is looking to sell its 15 percent stake in Jersey, Channel Islands–based hedge fund firm Brevan Howard Asset Management. Morgan Stanley reported

  4. Opalesque Radio: Threadneedle expects continuing equity volatility this year[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Investors should expect more volatility, which is signaling a "slow moving" top to the market, KKM Financial’s founder and CEO Jeff Kilburg told CNBC on Monday. And this volatility is going

  5. Hedge funds show strong performance of 2.52% so far in 2015[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The hedge fund industry got off to a strong start in 2015 "completely unmindful" of the poor performance last year, according to data provider Preqin. According to Preqin, following a year which saw the average he

 

banner