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Aquis Capital launches new fund of funds

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Zurich-based Aquis Capital has launched a new fund of funds focused on ESG. The Leo - Impactis Fund invests in ESG focused hedge funds globally. The fund will target returns of 8-12% per year.

Aquis Capital AG is a boutique asset manager with a focus on hedge funds and emerging Asia opportunities.

The Leo-Impactis fund will rely on the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and the EU Taxonomy for sustainable investment products as a guideline for identifying managers. Aquis Capital has also partnered with ESG specialist firm WaVeritas to build out the due diligence and performance evaluation process through an ESG lens.

The fund of funds will be strategy agnostic provided that each fund meets the ESG criteria developed by WaVeritas. The mix of strategies in the fund of funds is expected to have a variety of risk exposures in order to avoid overlaps within the group of strategies. The correlation of the fund to the equity market is expected to be low to medium depending on the market environment. Ultimately, the fund of funds will be representative of ESG specialist managers who have identified structural winners and losers across all sectors that will emerge as the world transitions to a lower carbon, more sustainable economy.

The launch of Leo-Impactis comes on the heels of Aquis' announcement in March that the firm had hired Mike Meier as its CEO and Head of Hedge Funds. Meier was previously Deputy of the H......................

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