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Merrant Alpha outperforms funds of hedge funds peers

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Stockholm, Sweden-based independent investment management firm Merrant Fund Management AB, which specializes in market neutral fund of funds solutions for institutional and high net worth investors, is reported to have outperformed its peers on a global basis after the Morningstar’s global database ranked its fund, Merrant Alpha Select, as among the 2% best performing in the last 24 months, among the 4% best performing in the last 12 months, the 2nd lowest Standard deviation, and the 6th highest Sharpe Ratio.

As at end November 2012, Merrant Alpha Select USD-class returned +0.40% and the SEK-class +0,48% in bringing its year-to-date performance to +1.70% and +3.01% respectively. USD-class's return since inception (Aug. 2009) is 14,40% and the fund annualised annualized 5.96%.

The HFRI Fund of Funds Index declined by -0.64% in November (and -0.31%in December, -5.51% in 2011).

The HFRI Equity Market Neutral Index returned -0.30% in November (and +1.24% in December, -1.33% in 2011).

Merrant’s founders Ulf Sedig and Rolf Hagekrans said in a statement, "Merrant Alpha Select is a market neutral FoHF that is totally uncorrelated with global equity and bond markets. It has a proven ability to extract Alpha even during periods of highly volatile and changing market conditions. The fund targets an annua......................

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