Geoff Bamber Opalesque Industry Update London-based, Skyline Capital Management is launching a UCITs version of their global long/short equities strategy that focuses on emerging markets opportunities. The Skyline UCITS Fund will be available on August 1, 2011, through the MontLake UCITS Platform and according to a press release issued by MontLake has over $25m in committed launch allocations.
A global, long/short equity specialist, Skyline Capital launched in 2010, by Geoff Bamber, formerly of Nevsky Capital and Matterhorn Investment. Earlier this month, Bamber, who is CIO and Vernon West (CEO) announced a seed investment into the firms global fund, propelling it past the $10m mark.
We are delighted to be launching our UCITS fund on the MontLake platform. Our focus on investing in liquid emerging markets companies is a natural fit for the UCITS format, and we have invested significantly in our infrastructure to maximize our operational strength in advance of launch, said West.
For London based (but Malta regulated) ML Capital Asset Management, which launched its MontLake UCITS platform with David Yarrow's UCITS version of the Pegasus Fund in October 2010, Skyline marks the fourth fund the platform has launched, and it is also the highest asset launch to date. The firm says that the typical time to launch a UCITS fund on the turnkey platform is 10 weeks or less and MontLake intends to meet its goal of ending 2011 with a diversified portfolio of eight funds available to investors.