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Newedge to act as Swap counterparty to NEF's Ucits funds

Monday, January 14, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - Newedge, a global leader in multi-asset prime brokerage, execution and clearing services, announced that the firm has been appointed as swap counterparty to the NEF Blue Mountain (GMTI) Fund and NEF Nordic Power Index Fund.

The new funds are Irish-domiciled and have been authorised as UCITS compliant. They are managed by NEF Asset Management, a Norwegian-based fund manager specializing in investments on commodities and the Nordic power market.

Andrew Dollery, Director, Origination & Structuring for UCITS funds at Newedge said, “We are excited about working with NEF, one of Scandinavia’s leading alternative investment managers. Today’s announcement is further recognition of our ability to offer clients innovative UCITS compliant services.”

He added: “Through their Nordic Power Fund, NEF are bringing a unique and interesting product to the UCITS investment community.”

Alexander Troxler Aarøe, Investment Director, NEF Asset Management added, "We are delighted to appoint Newedge as swap counterparty to these funds. For the first time, we are able to offer investors exposure to our trading strategies in a UCITS-compliant format. We believe the products will add important diversification benefits to many traditional investor portfolios.”

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