Sun, Dec 21, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

ALTIN discloses entire hedge fund portfolio holdings, increases Macro allocation to 22.46%

Friday, October 08, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - ALTIN AG, the Swiss alternative investment company listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, today discloses its entire hedge fund portfolio holdings as part of its policy of full transparency to investors initiated in 2009. The portfolio, featuring over 35 underlying hedge funds representing 10 investment strategies, is particularly well diversified and recorded a performance of +3.87%1 in the year to 1st October 2010.

Full details here: Source.

ALTIN emphasises Macro and Equity Long/Short

Currently the majority of ALTIN’s underlying investments offer redemption frequency terms of 3 months or less. This high level of liquidity means ALTIN is in a strong position to take advantage of specific opportunities in a quicker manner than many funds of hedge funds and without being at risk of significantly altering its liquidity profile.

At the portfolio level, the most noticeable changes were first of all an increase in the allocation to Macro strategy funds, from 19.51% in July 2010 to the current 22.46%. The increase was focused specifically on managers biased towards commodities. These are very experienced managers that are currently closed to new investment and offer very promising strategies in the current economic environment. The exposure to Equity Long/Short was also increased and as of the beginning of October accounts for 32.24%, up from 29.15% in July 2010. Finally, the investment manager also continued to allocate to Event Driven strategies across the different underlying investment vehicles.

These increases were not accompanied by a corresponding reduction in other strategies.

This resulted in a higher leverage level for ALTIN, with gross exposure going from 117.83% to 122.71%. The willingness of the investment manager to take advantage of ALTIN’s leverage facility indicates a growing conviction of better perspectives for hedge funds and a readiness to make sure ALTIN benefits.

The underlying changes to the portfolio highlight ALTIN’s active allocation strategy of continuously identifying superior investment talent within the current macro investment outlook. This is possible thanks to the extensive research accumulated by the investment manager on hedge funds worldwide and ALTIN’s 15-year track record.

ALTIN: not affected by redemption issues

ALTIN is a closed-ended and fixed capital fund and as such it is not faced with redemption requests. This provides the investment manager with the opportunity to select the best risk/reward opportunities in the hedge fund universe. Investors can freely buy and sell ALTIN shares on a daily basis on the London or Swiss stock exchanges, without the need to redeem at fixed redemption dates.

(press release)


ALTIN AG was launched in December 1996 and is listed on the Swiss Exchange and London Stock Exchange. It ranks among Switzerland’s leading alternative investment companies. Currently, ALTIN AG is invested in approximately over 35 hedge funds following various investment strategies. Its objective is to generate an absolute annual return in US dollars terms with lower volatility than equity markets. Owing to these characteristics and a low correlation to equity markets, ALTIN shares provide an ideal complement for all diversified portfolios.

ALTIN is managed by Alternative Asset Advisors SA, a management firm specialised in alternative investments and a member of the SYZ & CO Group. www.altin.ch


Bg

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
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. Investing - Big hedge funds win again on PetSmart, Riverbed, RBS sells real estate loans to hedge fund Cerberus, Talisman energy speculation: Which hedge funds could benefit?[more]

    Big hedge funds win again on PetSmart, Riverbed From CNBC.com: Another week, another set of wins for activist investors. On Sunday, pet supply retailer PetSmart agreed to the largest leveraged buyout of the year at $8.7 billion. Hedge fund firm JANA Partners had been pushing for a sale a

  2. Outlook - Hedge fund manager who remembers 1998 rout says prepare for pain, Bond guru Bill Gross predicts U.S. economic growth to dip to 2%[more]

    Hedge fund manager who remembers 1998 rout says prepare for pain From Bloomberg.com: Stephen Jen landed in Hong Kong in early January 1997 as Morgan Stanley’s newly minted exchange-rate strategist for Asia. He was soon working around the clock when investors began targeting the region’s

  3. Investing - Hedge funds get boost from healthcare in 2014, Paulson & Co takes stake in Salix on heels of inventory issues[more]

    Hedge funds get boost from healthcare in 2014 From Valuewalk.com: The healthcare sector started the year on a turbulent note, as stocks of many major biotechnology companies were battered. However, most of the players in this sector have bounced back. The BarclayHedge Healthcare & Biotec

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: U.S. legal receivables fund launched in August[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Investing in asset-backed receivables is a strategy that has been an integral part of the alternative investment space within the overall fixed income asset c

  5. Comment - High fees and low performance hit hedge funds[more]

    From FT.com: Disenchantment over high fees and lackluster performance may finally be turning the tide against hedge funds, fresh data suggest. Despite generally weak returns since the global financial crisis, hedge funds have enjoyed positive net inflows every year since 2010. This helped assets und