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Fairtree Capital launches 'quantamental' equity long short retail hedge fund

Monday, October 30, 2017

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

South-Africa based investment management firm Fairtree Capital has launched the Fairtree Protea Global Equity Long Short IDS Retail Hedge Fund. The fund, to be managed by Jean Pierre Verster, is Fairtree's third hedge fund in its Protea range of funds.

The new fund follows a long/short investment strategy across global developed equity markets, picking equities by implementing a proprietary 'quantamental' investment process, which combines traditional fundamental analysis with quantitative investment techniques. This approach assists in avoiding behavioral biases and systematically identifies individual mispriced securities whilst ensuring sufficient diversification to guard against inappropriate risk concentration.

Vester said in a statement, "We are excited about offering the opportunity to South African investors to invest in a global long/short hedge fund, via a FSB-regulated structure, with a low minimum investment threshold and no foreign exchange restrictions. In close collaboration with our service providers at SANNE and our prime brokers at Barclays Capital in London, we have been able to domicile this fund in South Africa while investing both long and short across global developed equity markets in North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia". This fund is now open to both retail and in......................

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