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Conquest STAR UCITS Fund launched on the MontLake UCITS Platform

Friday, May 19, 2017
Opalesque Industry Update - Conquest Capital LLP and ML Capital announced the launch of the Conquest STAR UCITS Fund, a systematic absolute return trading strategy hosted on the MontLake UCITS Platform. MontLake is a leading independent platform for UCITS funds that provides investors with access to a range of liquid, transparent and regulated investment products domiciled in Dublin.

Conquest STAR is an all-weather, pure alpha, short-term systematic trading strategy. The program has been designed to capture independent alpha from short-term trading opportunities regardless of the risk environment in both "risk-seeking" and "risk-averse" regimes. The fund uses 4 sub-strategies employing dozens of models to dynamically allocate risk based on the Conquest Risk Aversion Index.

This all-weather, absolute return short-term trading strategy has been carefully constructed and perfected by Conquest over the past 7 years, combining their best performing systems among 300+ proprietary models they have developed since 1999. Trading the world's largest and most liquid markets including Equity Indices, Fixed Income & G10 Currencies, as well as, across a diversified set of geographies and timeframes. This has enabled the STAR strategy to generate highly attractive risk-adjusted returns with record low correlation to Hedge Funds, CTAs and Traditional asset classes since inception.

Conquest's forward thinking research forms the foundation for a disciplined philosophy based on well-researched relationships, rather than the result of data mining, thus avoiding many of the classic pitfalls of systematic investing.

Speaking with Marc Malek, Founder/Portfolio Manager of Conquest Capital said: "Conquest STAR is a strategy that is the culmination of our best ideas.17 years of research on identifying sources of alpha versus beta and understanding the risk environment have enabled us to design a strategy that is a pure alpha, all-weather offering."

Cyril Delamare, CEO of ML Capital commented: "We are excited that the team at Conquest have selected the MontLake Platform to launch their first systematic absolute return UCITS regulated fund. We believe that the fund's low correlation to traditional, hedge fund and CTA portfolios will be of particular interest to investors in today's market. This fund is a welcomed addition to the MontLake UCITS Universe and we are excited to see its future growth."

Eyal Perez, Founder of Genesis Advisors stated: "I am very honoured about the opportunity to work with Conquest, given the firm's tremendous reputation and thought leadership within the systematic macro space. Marc and his team have been at the forefront of CTA research since 1999 and Conquest STAR's exceptional track record over the past 7 years is a testament to their deep talent and experience. The UCITS vehicle is now offering the Hedge Fund Community access to their unique expertise in an investor friendly format."

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