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Frifeldt Investment Council launches family of hedge fund strategies

Monday, February 03, 2020

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York for New Managers: Spring Lake, Michigan-based Frifeldt Investment Council has launched three strategies based on portfolio manager Keith Frifeldt's approach to relative value. Frifeldt's Global Tactical Alpha Strategies use a quantitative trading program to analyze global markets for relative value opportunities. The US Small Cap Enhanced strategy focuses on relative value between small-cap equities and bond markets. Prior to launching Frifeldt Investment Council, Frifeldt was the founder of KCFM Market Research, a firm that ran a sector timing market strategy.

The Global Tactical Alpha strategy is broken out into two funds. Global Tactical Alpha I uses an unconstrained global mandate looking across all stocks and bonds to identify discrepancies between current and historical pricing data. Global Tactical Alpha II uses the same basic strategy, but includes additional tactical overlays and will take short positions. According to Frifeldt, both funds tend to lean somewhat contrarian in terms of the positions they take.

The US Small Cap Enhanced strategy brings Frifeldt's contrarian view to the Russell 2000 universe of stocks, high yield bonds, and US government bonds. US Small Cap Enhanced looks at the relative value between the Russell 2000 index versus high yield and US government bonds. Frifeldt says that the strategy is designed to avoid......................

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