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New Managers February 2019

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1. Neuberger Berman is launching a UK-domiciled fund range, with the group's first strategy a global long/short equity portfolio to be run by Steve Eisman. The new fund is based on an existing equity long/short strategy managed by Eisman, launched in 2016.

2. Willis Towers Watson announced that the Towers Watson Secure Income Fund (SIF) has reached GBP1 billion of commitments. The fund, available to Defined Benefit (DB) pension schemes in the UK, was launched in March 2017 to meet institutional demand for a product offering long-term sustainable income and which could help alleviate liability mismatch.

3. Investec Asset Management has launched the Global Environment fund to support the decarbonisation of investors' portfolios. The fund will invest in firms set to benefit from the world's power generation mix transitioning and decarbonising, which Investec has identified as a $2.5trn growth opportunity.

4. M&G Investments has launched a UK domiciled version of its sustainable multi-asset fund that integrates ESG factors and impact investing. The M&G Sustainable Allocation fund will be managed by Maria Municchi with support from deputy manager Steven Andrew.

5. One of the world's most celebrated hedge fund managers is to launch a new fund targeting British investors, Telegraph Money revealed. Steve Eisman made one of the biggest calls in history when he "shorted", or bet against, the American sub-prime mortgage market ahead of the 2008 crash.

6. Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI) is launching a fund of alterantive Ucits funds for institutional investors, offering a passive way to gain exposure to a diverse range of hedge fund strategies. The ASI HFRI-I Liquid Alternative Ucits Strategy is being seeded with $150m of institutional investor money. It will invest in over 140 Ucits funds, mirroring the constituents and weightings of the HFRI-I Liquid Alternative Ucits Index which in aggregate has assets of more th......................

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