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Gottex Management’s portable alpha equity strategy gains 39% in 2013

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Independent global alternative asset management group Gottex Fund Management Holdings Limited said that its key products generated positive returns for 2013 with its portable alpha S&P500 equity strategy gaining 39% for the year. The Penjing Asian strategy added 16%, while the alternative credit strategy posted a return of 8.5%. Both core market neutral strategies generated performance fees in the second half of 2013.

Gottex Chairman and CEO, Joachim Gottschalk commented, "We are very excited by the proposed merger with the EIM Group, which we believe will establish a platform for growth of the company. The combination of both firms will deepen and broaden our investment capabilities and enhance our global footprint. It increases our talent pool in all areas, which will allow us to offer enhanced investment and advisory solutions to existing and future clients."

Highlights of Gottex’s quarterly report showed:

  • Total fee-earning assets for the group were USD 5.3 billion compared to USD 5.8 billion at 30 September 2013, as a result of limited net outflows.
  • In recent weeks Gottex launched the Gottex Endowment Strategy Fund, a daily multi-asset mutual fund in the US, as well as a daily multi-asset UCITS fund in Europe, both in close co-operation with large platform partners.
  • The proposed merger (subject to approval of regulatory authorities and Gottex shareholders) betw......................

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