Thu, Oct 19, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Swiss Investment Managers debuts Europe's first director's dealings fund

Monday, September 05, 2011

Athanasios T. Ladopoulos
Opalesque Industry Update - 'Swiss Investment Managers' (SIM) will launch the "Directors Dealings Fund" (DDF) in September, the first hedge fund in Europe and US investing solely in the reported share dealings of company directors and senior corporate executives in their own firms.

Investing in listed companies, DDF will base its long or short investment decisions on publicly announced reports of transactions by company directors and senior management who are using their own money to buy or sell equity in their own firms.

SIM's fund managers will employ a counterintuitive approach, using a contrarian interpretation of directors' and managers' share dealings. The strategy has a low 0.2% to 0.4% correlation to equity capital markets and targets low volatility with strong risk-adjusted returns, generating real alpha. The fund is aiming for a risk-adjusted return of around 15%.

DDF is managed by Athanasios T. Ladopoulos, a partner in Swiss Investment Managers, supported by George Muzea, who is considered the "father" of the so-called Director Dealing and Corporate Insiders Transactions strategy, acting as senior advisor. It is a "specialised investment fund" (SIF / FIS), registered in Luxembourg with the CSSF.

The fund will not use leverage or derivatives and thus will have no associated collateral risk. It will invest in large- and mid-cap European and US companies enabling liquidity terms which are expected to make it highly appealing to a broad range of eligible high net worth individuals (HNWI's), family office and institutional investors.

"Directors and executive management team members generally know more about the companies they manage than outsiders, such as broker analysts or fund managers," points out Ladopoulos. "When directors and executives buy significant amounts of shares, that's a strong signal something good will happen. Conversely, when they sell significant amounts of shares, it's a signal of tough times ahead. DDF combines intellectual capital with proprietary investment management mechanisms to analyse such activities and thus is well placed to take advantage of these dealings."

(press release

km

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. Regulatory - David Stockman: Trump tax reform overhaul is a pipe dream, stocks are heading for 40-70% plunge, Carried interest tax: How much does it matter?, Odey sees 'terrifying' mix in MiFID, tapering, asset values, Hedge funds come together to share cost of MiFID and research, SEC turns up the heat on U.S. investment advisers, India's Sebi asks hedge funds to report investments in commodity derivatives[more]

    David Stockman: Trump tax reform overhaul is a pipe dream, stocks are heading for 40-70% plunge From CNBC.com: David Stockman is warning about the Trump administration's tax overhaul plan, Federal Reserve policy, saying they could play into a severe stock market sell-off. Stockman, the R

  2. North America - Puerto Rico rejects loan offers, accusing hedge funds of trying to profit off hurricanes[more]

    From TheIintercept.com: Puerto Rico has rejected a bondholder group's offer to issue the territory additional debt as a response to the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Officials with Puerto Rico's Fiscal Agency and Financial Advisory Authority said the offer was "not viable" and would harm the islan

  3. Investing - WPP targeted by short-selling American hedge fund, Sun co-founder sells secretive hedge fund on big chip trade[more]

    WPP targeted by short-selling American hedge fund From Cityam.com: An American hedge fund has mounted a bet against WPP, the world's largest advertising group, with a trade worth almost £90m. Lone Pine Capital has built a short position worth 0.51 per cent of the FTSE 100 company,

  4. Hedge funds up as industry adjusts to rising rates[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds have reshuffled their portfolio after nearly four weeks of rising rates as the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index was up +0.2% from 19 September to 26 (+1.1% YTD), fuelled by strong results of global macro funds, Lyxor Ass

  5. Manager Profile - How the world's hedge fund king used 'idea meritocracy' to become a billionaire[more]

    From Forbes.com: In 1982, Ray Dalio made what he calls the biggest mistake of his life. He made a bet that there would be an economic collapse stemming from a debt crisis. And he was wrong. He lost money. He lost his client's money. He had to let people go from his firm and borrow money from his dad