Fri, Aug 1, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Pictet launches absolute return bond fund, reports positive hedge fund returns for 2013

Friday, January 24, 2014

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

Pictet Group, a Swiss private bank and wealth and asset manager headquarted in Geneva, is in full swing. Its asset management branch recently expanded its fixed income team and launched an absolute return fund. Its legal structure was changed. And its alternative fund management branch has just reported positive returns for 2013.

Launch of absolute return fixed income fund Pictet Asset Management, the asset management branch of the group, launched the Pictet Absolute Return Fixed Income fund on 12th December 2013. It is run by Andres Sanchez Balcazar, with the help of three other managers.

Sanchez Balcazar, who has managed fixed income portfolios for 15 years, told Boursier.com, that after 30 years of constant interest rate decrease, investors today need a flexible approach to investing in fixed income.

The portfolio will invest in developed and emerging markets, in all fixed income pockets, without the constraints of benchmarks. It will seek to take advantage of opportunities offered by interest rates, margins on yields and currencies – and protect itself from rising rates. The head fund manager added that the fund does not rely on economic outlook but identifies long-......................

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. Opalesque Exclusive: Kyria Capital Management bets on women hedge fund managers[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As hedge fund assets top $3 trillion, and long/short strategies get more crowded than ever, with every manager hunting for even the tiniest bit of alpha, a new firm has emerged that claims its own edge – women. A recent Rothstein Kass study showed women-owned a

  2. Hedge fund manager Winton Capital making headway with long-only strategy[more]

    From PIonline.com: North American investors are helping Winton Capital Management Ltd. make progress — albeit slowly — toward its founder's goal of becoming a $100 billion company. The firm's ticket to quadrupling its assets under management is unlikely to be one of its scientifically designed manag

  3. Opalesque Roundtable: Success in hedge fund marketing not linked to performance, but investor appetite[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Success in marketing a fund is not linked to the performance, but to investor appetite, to the way you can market the fund, and to how much time you can spend to raise assets, said Antoine Rolland, the CEO of incubator and seeding firm

  4. Opalesque Radio: Now is a good time to buy protection cheaply in the options market[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Investors are showing an increased interest in risk parity funds and strategies, Opalesque reported last year. Risk parity strategies have the

  5. The Big Picture: Charlemagne Capital smoothes risk out of frontier market investing with portfolio approach[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Opalesque recently talked to one of the portfolio managers of the Oaks funds, which are emerging and frontier market hedge funds focusing on equity long/short with a directional approach. They are run by