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Alternative mutual fund Catalyst Funds launches two new liquid alternative funds

Friday, October 02, 2015

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Alternative mutual fund firm Catalyst Funds has announced the launch of two new liquid alternative funds. The first, the Catalyst IPOx Allocation Fund (OIPAX), primarily invests in the common stocks of newly listed initial public offerings of U.S. companies. The second is the Catalyst Hedged Commodity Strategy Fund (CFHAX), which focuses on investments in call and put options on physical commodity futures contracts.

"The addition of OIPAX and CFHAX to Catalyst’s diverse portfolio of mutual funds is part of our continued expansion to offer investors 'intelligent alternative’ investment products," commented Jerry Szilagyi, CEO of Catalyst Funds. "We believe these investment strategies offer investors a distinct approach with a strong upside, particularly in the current market where traditional investments are clouded with uncertainty."

Both mutual funds offer a distinct alternative investment strategy, Szilagyi said.

The Catalyst IPOx Allocation Fund will purchase stocks both at the time of the offering and in post-IPO trading, in companies across market capitalizations. The fund’s portfolio has two components: the Core Long Component and the Dynamic Component.

The Core Long Component will replicate the IPOX U.S. 100 Index, which is a value-weighted price index measuring the performance of the top 100 companies ranked quarterly by market capitalization in ......................

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