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Context Asset Management taps Velocity Capital for multi-strat fund

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

On Monday, Opalesque reported on the launch of a new mutual fund from Context Asset Management. VelocityCapital has announced that it will be part of that fund through Del Mar acting as sub advisor. VelocityCapital focuses on volatility strategy which is designed to deliver high returns when volatility spikes, during tail risk events. The addition of VelocityCapital signals an evolution in in the liquid alternatives space out of long biased strategies and into specialized strategies that more accurately reflect true alternative strategies.

Context’s product is the second alternative mutual fund to include an exposure to a VelocityCapital volatility strategy this year.

The alternatives mutual fund market is estimated to exceed $200 billion, in terms of investor assets showing that there is significant interest in the products. These offerings span the alternatives spectrum: merger arbitrage, long/short equity, currencies, managed futures, convertible arbitrage, commodities, etc. Also available are mutual funds that provide access to a portfolio of alternative investments: multi-manager alternative mutual funds. Sources inside the liquid alternatives space note that the diversity of offerings reflect a diversity of interest from investors who are seeking diversity beyond what is readily available in traditiona......................

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