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
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: