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Aspect Capital launches UCITS III version of flagship managed futures fund

Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Aspect Capital announces the launch of Aspect Diversified Trends Fund Aspect Capital Limited (“Aspect”), a London-based systematic investment manager, has announced the launch of the Aspect Diversified Trends Fund, a UCITS III compliant version of its flagship Aspect Diversified Programme.

The Aspect Diversified Trends Fund ("the Fund") is designed to provide UCITS investors with access to the Aspect Diversified Programme ("the Programme") via a transparent, fee-efficient and highly liquid investment vehicle.

The Aspect Diversified Programme deploys a systematic Managed Futures strategy, seeking to generate alpha from the capture of medium-term trend opportunities across a wide range of highly liquid financial and commodities markets. The Programme has a track record of producing strong, diversifying returns for investors since December 1998.

The new Fund has been authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland and will be independently administered by Quintillion Limited.

Aspect Diversified Trends Fund has daily liquidity and, initially, USD, Euro and GBP share classes. The Fund gains exposure to the Programme through a swap provided by Newedge Group on the Aspect Diversified Trends Index.

Commenting on the launch, Anthony Todd, Chief Executive Officer of Aspect said: "Managed Futures has long been seen as an uncorrelated diversifier to traditional stock and bond markets with the ability to reduce risk and enhance returns. The Aspect Diversified Programme is a recognisable example of this strategy with a continuous record since its launch in December 1998.

We have talked to a significant number of investors about UCITS funds over the past year or so and we have tried to address the concerns they expressed in designing the new fund. We believe that building our own fund helps us in that regard and I am confident that the Aspect Diversified Trends Fund will prove to be an extremely competitive and attractive option to a wide range of investors."

Aspect Diversified Trends Fund Key Facts

Investment Manager
Aspect Capital Limited


Legal Structure
OEIC, managed in accordance with UCITS III rules

Launch Date
29 December 2010


NAV Calculation

Institutional Share Classes
US Dollar, Euro, Sterling

Minimum Investment
USD100,000 (or currency equivalent)

Fees (Management and Performance)
1.5% and 20%

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