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New Managers December 2018

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1. JPM Asset Management has launched a new global sustainable strategy as part of its ongoing ESG efforts. The JPMorgan Funds - Global Sustainable Equity Fund was officially launched on 14 November 2018. It is managed by Sandeep Bhargava, Joanna Crompton and Richard Webb.

2. Artisan Partners has launched a Ucits-compliant version of its outperforming thematic fund, Artisan Thematic. The strategy, which is now a Dublindomiciled fund, was initially launched for US investors in May 2017. The fund is managed by Christopher Smith, who joined US-based Artisan in 2016. Smith spent time with Karsch Capital, Soros Fund Management and Kingdon Capital, managing both long only and long/short portfolios.

3. Natixis Investment Managers affiliate Vega IM is set to launch a millennials fund, following on from its recent push into the thematics space. It is understood that the new fund will be managed by new recruit Basile Devedjian, who joined the group in September. The new fund is the second in Vega's new planned range of thematic funds, having launched Vega Disruption earlier this year.

4. Trium Capital has launched a new European equities fund that taps into the ‘quantamental' trend in long/short investing. The Trium European Equity Market Neutral Ucits fund will be comanaged by Nikki Martin and Tom Ayres and run using a blend of quantitative analyst and fundamental stock picking known as quantamental investing. The fund will charge a 0.75% annual management fee and have a performance fee of 20%. The fund has launched with over $100 million of seed capital. Pepper also stated there is a strong pipeline of institutional, wealth manager and family office investors at various stages of due diligence planning to invest in the fund.

5. Guggenheim Investments, the asset management and investment advisory business of Guggenheim Partners, has announced the launch of Guggenheim Ultra Short Duration Fund. According to Guggenheim Chairman of Investmen......................

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