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KeyQuant launches Key Trends 15 Fund Ltd; moves to new office space in Paris

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Opalesque Industry Update - KeyQuant has announced the launch of its new Cayman Fund, the Key Trends 15 Fund Ltd, which will comply with both the European AIFM directive and the US ERISA regulation concerning US corporate pension plans.

The Fund employs the same medium to long-term trend following quantitative model behind KeyQuant’s awardwinning1 Key Trends Program, which invests in futures on equities, rates, bonds, currencies, and commodities in 50 liquid, high-volume, open-interest global markets. Raphaël Gelrubin, Co-founding PM, said, “Key Trends 15 will complement the existing product range of KeyQuant, offering a fund vehicle with a 15% risk target for our principal client base of European and U.S. investors”. KeyQuant will now be able to satisfy client needs with its customized Managed Accounts (with various risk targets), its UCITS Fund (targeting 10% risk and excluding commodities) and its new Cayman fund.

The initial clients of the Key Trends 15 Fund Ltd. are comprised of external capital from pension plan investors and proprietary capital from KeyQuant.

KeyQuant has moved to a new location. KeyQuant’s new office is located at 20 rue Quentin-Bauchart, situated in the 8th arrondissement of Paris’ business district. Robert Baguenault de Viéville, co-founding PM, said, “We are currently experiencing growth in the assets under management coupled with an increased headcount. We ran out of space in our old location in 2014, and with our primary asset being human capital, we believe that we have built out a creative environment for our employees to work in.”

About KeyQuant:
KeyQuant is a systematic investment management firm founded in December 2009 by portfolio managers Robert Baguenault de Viéville and Raphaël Gelrubin. KeyQuant’s Key Trends Program is 100% systematic and follows an avant-garde medium to long-term trend-following methodology using an innovative continuous trend analysis approach and a proprietary portfolio risk allocation mechanism. Current AUM stands at $160 million, managed across the Key Trends Fund 15 Limited, Key Trends UCITS, and separate accounts. 1 KeyQuant won the award for the “Managed futures (CTA) long term performance (5 years) under $1b” category at the HFM European Performance Awards ceremony in London on April 16, 2015.

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