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Lyxor and Och-Ziff launch U.S. hedge fund strategy as UCITS fund

Friday, November 27, 2015

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Lyxor Asset Management and Och-Ziff Capital Management Group have partnered to launch the Lyxor/OZ U.S. Equity Opportunities Fund on Lyxor’s alternative UCITS platform. By adding this new U.S. long/short equity strategy, Lyxor continues to diversify its Alternative UCITS offering, as Och-Ziff becomes the eighth alternative manager on the UCITS platform.

In a joint statement, Lyxor and Och-Ziff said that the fund would focus on long and short investment opportunities in the U.S. equity market, with the aim of producing positive, absolute returns with low volatility. The investment strategy employs an opportunistic approach that fuses deeply-researched, proprietary, long-term fundamental views with process-oriented expertise in corporate actions/events. The approach seeks to take advantage of mis-pricings in situations involving various types of corporate actions, including mergers, spin-offs, management changes and recapitalizations.

Founded in 1994, Och-Ziff is a $44.4bn institutional alternative asset manager who has invested in equities since its inception 21 years ago, and has extensive expertise in fundamental investing, event driven situations and merger arbitrage. The firm has a team of 23 U.S. equity investment professionals. The fund, which is now passported into 10 countries, is available on Lyxor’s Alternative UCITS Pl......................

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