Tue, Jan 17, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Nomura launches innovative new absolute return UCITS III fund

Wednesday, June 09, 2010
Opalesque Industry Update - Nomura, the global investment bank, has today announced the launch of the Nomura Interest Rate Investment Strategy IRISx4 Fund. The fund, developed by Nomura Investment Solutions plc, aims to provide institutional investors with absolute returns by investing in interest rate markets.

The IRISx4 fund is the latest development in Nomura's UCITS III compliant product suite. Its investment objective is to provide investors with four times leveraged exposure to the performance of the Nomura Interest Rate Investment Strategy (IRIS).

IRIS is an interest-rate positioning index which dynamically adjusts in changing market and economic conditions using macro-economic and quantitative indicators. Developed by Nomura's fixed income macro-quantitative research team, the index is highly diversified and consists of four trading strategies. It implements long or short positions across the interest rate curves of six markets1 using liquid fixed income instruments - money-markets futures, bond futures and interest rate swaps - through more than 40 trading positions.

Jean-Philippe Royer, head of the Fixed Income Fund Solutions Group at Nomura said: "Despite current market conditions, investors are still looking for absolute excess returns in the range of 7 to 8 per cent over cash, but without the volatility that usually accompanies such high alpha. The IRISx4 fund was developed to respond to that demand. With the robust macroeconomic rationale and framework of IRIS, the fund offers an excellent diversification opportunity for an investment portfolio."

The IRISx4 fund offers daily liquidity and implements a strict risk-management process2. It follows the success of IRISx2, another UCITS-compliant fund launched in September 2009 which has since displayed steady excess returns with low volatility, reaching €110m of assets under management.

The fund is available in EUR and GBP-hedged share classes for institutional investors, with advisor share classes launching across major European countries in the coming months. Corporate website: Source
KM

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. Southpoint Capital gains 3.8% in Q3, bringing year-to-date returns to 5.2%[more]

    From Valuewalk.com: Southpoint Capital Advisors, the $3 billion New York hedge fund founded by former employees of David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital, added 3.8% net during the third quarter of 2016, bringing year-to-date returns to 5.2% and cumulative returns since inception (July 2004) of 237.4% a

  2. The Big Picture: The case for emerging market debt in 2017[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Emerging market (EM) assets outperformed in 2016 mainly because of stronger fundamentals and an improving international environment, with GDP picking up speed, leading to positive earnings revisions for the first time in five years,

  3. Hedge funds gain across strategies in December, outperform MSCI to close at record index level in 2016[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds posted gains across all strategies in December to conclude 2016, with the HFRI Fund Weighted Composite Index (FWC) rising to a record index value level as oil prices surged, equities gained and U.S. interest rates increased into year end, accordin

  4. Performance - BlackRock's robot stock-pickers post record losses, Soros-backed fund Glen Point loses in first trading year, Regal Funds Management: Bleak year as returns in key funds plunge 25pc, Elm Ridge Capital up 25% in 2016[more]

    BlackRock's robot stock-pickers post record losses From Bloomberg.com: Like so many fund titans these days, Laurence D. Fink is betting on machines to turn around BlackRock Inc.'s beleaguered stock-picking business. Trouble is, they just might have made things worse. BlackRock

  5. Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index up 1.01% in December (+4.48% YTD)[more]

    Hedge funds gained 1.01% during the month of December, with 2016 returns coming in at 4.48%. Meanwhile, underlying markets as represented by the MSCI AC World Index (Local) gained 2.38% in December with its 2016 returns coming in at 7.37%. North American equity markets traded higher in December as t