Tue, May 24, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

La Française AM and Swell Asset Management forge partnership to launch new UCITS funds

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

La Française AM, which helps asset management entrepreneurs get off the ground, is spinning off part of its alternative business by taking a minority stake in Swell Asset Management, a newly formed asset management company created by Ramé Collin, the company said in the statement on Tuesday.

La Française AM is a European multi-specialist asset management firm with offices in Paris, Luxembourg, Italy and Spain.

Olivier Ramé and his partner Jean-Philippe Collin will be based in Paris, France.

“It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I announce today the launch of Swell Asset Management thanks to the support of our former employer La Française AM,” Ramé said. “Swell AM will be regulated by the AMF (i.e. the French Market Authority) and will deploy a GTAA - Global Tactical Asset Allocation – strategy through two UCITS IV funds.” Prior to creating Swell AM, Ramé was the CIO of Alternative Strategies at LFP (a subsidiary of La Française AM) while Collin headed the GTAA strategies within Olivier’s team.

Patrick Rivière, CEO of La Française AM said, “By providing them with significant initial capital alongside with the ability to use LFP’s operational infrastructure, we again demonstrate our ability to seed talented managers.”

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. Paul Tudor’s hedge fund trims fee amidst poor performance, keep investors[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Paul Tudor’s $11.6bn hedge fund firm Tudor Investment Corp. announced on Monday it would slash down fees of one of its biggest fund to 2.25% of assets and 25% of profits amidst backlash arising from poor performa

  2. West Virginia objects to Alpha Natural sale to hedge fund[more]

    From AP/Heraldcourier.com: West Virginia's environmental authority has filed an objection to the proposed $500 million sale of Alpha Natural Resources' assets to a hedge fund, arguing that the deal could leave the state holding hundreds of millions in reclamation liabilities. The Register-Hera

  3. Mitch Petrick leaves Carlyle as his hedge fund unit suffers losses while assets expand[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Mitch Petrick will be leaving Carlyle Group as head of its hedge funds unit overseeing about $34bn as of March 31, after several funds under his management suffered losses while assets expanded, various media reported. Petrick joined Carlyle in 2010 and was a former

  4. Institutions - Kentucky pension leans into hedge funds amid governance turmoil, Korea's NPS names finalists for initial $1 billion hedge fund-of-funds allocation[more]

    Kentucky pension leans into hedge funds amid governance turmoil From AI-CIO.com: The Kentucky Retirement Systems moved to increase its hedge fund allocation as controversy reigned over fund leadership. Following a string of high-profile hedge fund exits, the Kentucky Retirement Systems (

  5. Fund Profile - The hedge fund that couldn't stay open long enough for a big payday[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Toby Dodson waited six months for his bet against a fragile Portuguese bank to pay off. But before the reckoning, word came down from his hedge fund bosses at Achievement Asset Management in Chicago: get ready to clear out your desk and unwind your trades, we’re shutting down. Th