Melville Bucher Opalesque Industry Update - SVM Asset Management, the Edinburgh based investment boutique, has launched a strategic partnership with Level E Capital, the Edinburgh based hedge fund.
SVM Asset Management has made a significant level of investment in the Maya Market Neutral fund, a long short absolute return fund, through the SVM Global fund.
The Maya Market Neutral fund, which launched in early January, is a systematic, long short equity fund investing in large cap UK and US equities. The fund has a liquid, diversified portfolio of 400 positions, an average gross exposure of 200% and a target return of 15%, with a market correlation of less than 0.5.
The Maya Market Neutral fund uses a fully automated decision making process. The investment methodology relies on the trading systemís ability to retrieve, store and process large quantities of data automatically, removing human subjective factors from the process.
Melville Bucher, Head of Hedge Fund marketing, SVM Asset Management, says:
ďSVM is currently the lead institutional investor in the fund and will be working in partnership with Level E promoting and distributing the product to increase the fundís asset base.Ē
Sonia Schulenburg, CEO, Level E Capital, says:
The fund offers three share classes, A, B and C. The management fees are 1% for A, 2% for B and 0.5% for C shares while the performance fees are 10% for A, 20% for B and 30% for C shares.
Minimum investment is £1 million (A) and £75,000 (B and C). Target investors are institutions, high net worth individuals, family offices and foundations.
SVM Asset Management was founded in 1990 and is a privately owned boutique investment company based in Edinburgh. It manages assets for both retail and institutional clients and products include investment trusts, pension funds, OEICS and hedge funds. www.svmonline.co.uk