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Geneva-based manager Stouff Capital to launch global macro hedge fund

Tuesday, December 07, 2021

B. G., Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

The Swiss quantamental asset manager says it has doubled its AuM in the last 12 months, hired two managers, and it is preparing the launch of a new absolute return global macro fund in the first quarter of 2022.

Julien Bittel recently joined Stouff as senior portfolio manager from Pictet A.M, where he managed the Pictet Quattro and Pictet LPP Multi Asset Flexible funds. He will manage the new global macro fund and focus on global stock and bond markets, as well as global credit, currencies and cryptocurrencies.

Stouff Capital's existing fund, the Urizen fund, launched in October 2018, follows a quantamental strategy that combines quantitative analysis with a human-led fundamental approach.

By November 2020, the fund had generated a net performance of 13.5% in the past two years and had more than $20m in AuM. By November 2021, the fund had generated a net performance of 25% in the past three years with a volatility of one-third of the market level.

The strategy has been run since 2004, first at Pictet A.M., now under the ......................

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