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GAM Systematic launches dynamic credit strategy

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

Swiss asset manager Gam has launched a new quant-based credit strategy on its systematic platform, which has $4.3bn of assets under management in quantitative strategies, as at 30 November 2018.

Gam described the new daily-dealing Ucits fund as "highly liquid". The firm said it aims to outperform global credit markets on an absolute and risk-adjusted basis over the cycle but with downside risk mitigation.

The GAM Systematic Dynamic Credit can take long positions in credit markets. If the markets turn negative the strategy can reduce exposure or even start shorting credit, while staying long on safe-haven fixed income.

"The strategy is highly liquid, trading credit indices, US and European government bond futures and the most liquid names within a universe of approximately 400 single name credits," it said in a pres statement.

Managed by the GAM Systematic investment team, the dynamic credit strategy complements the existing suite of systematic strategies, which spans equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives.

Robust risk management underpins GAM Systematic's investment process and all strategies are rigorously and scientifically tested before they are introduced to investors.

Anthony Lawler, co-head of GAM Systematic, said: "Investors are increasingly looking for diversifying investments for their portfolios. The dynamic credit strategy meets this need. It offers credit returns, but is also equipped w......................

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