Sun, Oct 22, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

FRM partners with Brazilian alternatives firm Itajubá, launches only Brazilian mutual fund that invests in offshore hedge funds

Thursday, December 15, 2011
Opalesque Industry Update - Financial Risk Management (FRM), a global hedge fund investment specialist, has established a strategic partnership with Itajubá International, a Brazilian alternatives specialist, to provide institutional investors in Brazil with access to global best of breed hedge funds.

As part of this relationship, FRM and Itajubá Investimentos, a Brazilian distributor owned by partners of Itajubá International, have recently launched the only Brazilian mutual fund which invests the majority of its assets in a global portfolio of offshore hedge funds.

FRM Global Hedge Fund FIM, when registered with the CVM (Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission), will be available to super qualified Brazilian investors. It will invest the majority of its assets in an offshore fund managed by FRM which contains over 30 international CTAs and hedge funds.

The Fund’s objective is to produce positive return streams which are uncorrelated to Brazilian and international markets, providing institutional investors with a new option for diversifying their portfolios and increasing risk adjusted returns. In addition, the Fund will be fully hedged in Reais, allowing investors to benefit from the interest rate differential between Reais and US Dollars.

Marco Zanuso, Director at FRM responsible for Latin America stated: “Itajubá and FRM share the same philosophy, that alternative investments can bring significant value to institutional portfolios because of their diversification benefits.

“FRM has a long history of working with institutional investors around the world, particularly when they are in the early stages of exploring alternatives and need to build their knowledge on the sector prior to making allocations. We have a long term commitment to Brazil and look forward to working with our local partner Itajubá to serve this important and growing market.”

Leonardo Camozzato, Partner at Itajubá Investimentos, stated: “Although Brazil is among the 10 largest pension fund markets in the world, Brazilian pension funds are the only ones in this target group who overall have not diversified their portfolios through international and alternative investments.

“Up to this point, high local interest rates have enabled pension funds to meet their return targets. However, as these rates fall, pension funds will need to re-shape their portfolios and look for more profitable alternatives to successfully fulfill their obligations. Recent changes in Brazilian regulations now allow for up to 10% of pension assets to be invested overseas, and this new fund is designed to provide access to global hedge fund return streams which are independent of local markets.”

When registered with the CVM, FRM Global Hedge FIM will be managed by BNY Mellon Asset Management, administered by BNY Mellon Financial Services and distributed by Itajubá Investimentos. The fund will be available to Brazilian super qualified investors, including family offices, private banks, local fund of fund managers and pension funds.

(press release)

www.frmhedge.com

www.itajubainvestimentos.com.br

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. 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