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Merchant Capital launches Russian equity long/short fund

Tuesday, July 05, 2011
Merchant Capital Ltd, the asset management division of Merchant House Group Plc, has announced the launch of the Russian Phoenix UCITS Fund on its independent UCITS umbrella platform. The fund officially launched on 2nd June 2011 with $40 million of assets under management.

The Russian Phoenix UCITS Fund replicates the strategy of an existing long/short product managed by Spectrum Partners Group, the Spectrum Russian Phoenix Fund, which has a 2-year audited track record. The strategy follows a thematic investment approach with active stock-picking aiming to identify investment opportunities with a favourable risk/reward profile. It predominantly invests in large-cap equities actively traded in the markets of states of the Former Soviet Union (FSU).


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