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Noviscient's Pure Alpha Fund takes advantage of hedge fund outperformance to bolster returns

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Noviscient's flagship Pure Alpha Fund continues to outperform this year. The strategy, which was launched in January 2017, is up 18.42% year to date, building on strong momentum from last year. Pure Alpha Fund ended 2020 up 24.92%. The fund is a dynamic portfolio of systematic trading strategies sourced from market-neutral hedge funds and trading groups from around the world.

Pure Alpha Fund is one of the first funds under the new Variable Capital Company (VCC) framework introduced by the Monetary Authority of Singapore. The VCC can be used for either open or close-ended funds. It also allows a variable capital shareholding structure which can be set up as a standalone investment fund or structured as an umbrella fund with underlying sub-funds, holding segregated portfolios. Singapore recently launched the VCC framework to appeal to asset managers and reinforce its position as a financial hub.

Pure Alpha Fund has partnered with Saxo Markets, a FinTech specialist focused on multi-asset trading and investment. Through the technology partnership, Pure Alpha has been able to assess and assemble its portfolio of hedge funds and trading groups.

The primary goal of the Pure Alpha portfolio is to combine alpha generating, but uncorrelated strategies to maximize positive return. The investment team then constantly evaluates the strategies included in the portfolio and removes those that experience significant or persistent alpha d......................

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