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Lyxor launches multi-manager fixed income fund

Friday, September 30, 2016

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

European specialist Lyxor Asset Management launched its first alternative multi-manager fixed income fund with daily liquidity in a UCITS format, called the Evolution Fixed Income fund.

Lyxor commented , "In this context of historically low interest rates, investors are faced with an 'asymmetric’ risk between the very low returns generated by fixed income investments and the risk of a rise in interest rates. Investors hence need to consider new approaches in order to capture yields that can still be generated in the current fixed income market environment."

The new fund is Lyxor’s response to this asymmetric risk. Its design provides investors with access to several alternative strategies, all involving fixed income, credit and forex underlyings.

Lyxor said that the combination of strategies, such as fixed income arbitrage, long-short and trend-following, offer investors exposure to a mix of diversified and new performance drivers – credit, carry, liquidity, volatility, momentum, and duration – thereby providing them with a solution tailored to the asymmetric risk universe which they face.

"The Evolution fund strengthens Lyxor’s range of fixed income and credit funds, whose assets under management have grown rapidly in recent years and now stand at €20," Lyxor said.

The Evolution fund was launched in August with $100m of capital. Assets under managem......................

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