Tue, Jul 29, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Newscape launches third specialist UCITS fund

Monday, November 26, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update - Newscape Capital Group, the London based investment firm, has launched its third specialist UCITS Fund, its second launch in as many months. The Newscape Dynamic Rates and Currency Fund will target an annualised return of 12‐15% with annualised volatility expected to be around10%. The Fund will invest in the currencies and interest rates of OECD countries and is UCITS approved with daily liquidity, offered in Euro, GBP, Swiss Franc and US Dollar share classes.

While many investors have a large exposure to fixed income and equity asset classes, few have any capital committed to active investment in the largest market in the world – currencies. The Newscape Dynamic Rates and Currency Fund will offer investors the opportunity to access this attractive market in an extremely liquid and regulated format.

Stephen Decani, Newscape CEO commented, “the currency market is the largest market in the world with daily turnover in excess of US $5 trillion, more than 5x the average daily volume of the US bond market or over 25x the value of the average daily volume of the US equity market. Philippe has spent over three years developing the quantitative strategy and models behind the fund and we are excited to be launching it to the market.”

Philippe Bonnefoy, the lead manager of the Fund and Newscape’s Chairman & CIO, commented, “The currency market offers an exciting investment proposition as the majority of participants are not profit seeking. Central banks, sovereign wealth reserve managers, financial institutions, importers, exporters and consumers primarily use the market to hedge or settle financial transactions. This creates many opportunities for those investors seeking to gain from these inefficiencies. Through a detailed analytical process the Fund uses proprietary quantitative models to identify investable opportunities that have the highest probability of generating excellent risk‐adjusted return. The quantitative models identify trend, breakout, mean‐reversion and general structural mispricing."

Press release

bc

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. Opalesque Roundtable: Success in hedge fund marketing not linked to performance, but investor appetite[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Success in marketing a fund is not linked to the performance, but to investor appetite, to the way you can market the fund, and to how much time you can spend to raise assets, said Antoine Rolland, the CEO of incubator and seeding firm

  2. Hedge fund manager Winton Capital making headway with long-only strategy[more]

    From PIonline.com: North American investors are helping Winton Capital Management Ltd. make progress — albeit slowly — toward its founder's goal of becoming a $100 billion company. The firm's ticket to quadrupling its assets under management is unlikely to be one of its scientifically designed manag

  3. Opalesque Radio: Now is a good time to buy protection cheaply in the options market[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Investors are showing an increased interest in risk parity funds and strategies, Opalesque reported last year. Risk parity strategies have the

  4. The Big Picture: Charlemagne Capital smoothes risk out of frontier market investing with portfolio approach[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Opalesque recently talked to one of the portfolio managers of the Oaks funds, which are emerging and frontier market hedge funds focusing on equity long/short with a directional approach. They are run by

  5. Winton’s low-cost equities fund tops $1bn for first time[more]

    From FT.com: Winton, the London-based hedge fund, has increased the assets in its low-cost equities fund to more than $1bn for the first time in a sign that traditional stock managers may come under increasing pressure from computer-driven rivals. Winton, which manages about $25bn in total ass