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1. Canvas Capital SA, an alternative-investment firm backed by Credit Suisse Group AG, is offering individuals a hedge fund with a new type of strategy for Brazil that gives exposure to diverse types of highly traded assets. The fund, called Canvas Vector FIC FIM, is one of the first to offer retail clients an "alternative risk premia" strategy, which focuses on comparative returns between diverse assets such as currencies, credit, stocks, commodities and interest rates, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named because the matter is private.

2. Swiss private bank Banque Bonhte has added to its range of funds with the launch of a new global multi-asset fund of funds focused on impact investing. The Bonhte Impact fund is run by Valentin Girard, portfolio manager at the group and head of its impact investing programme.

3. Hedge fund and liquid alternatives specialist IAM expands its alternative Ucits platform with the launch of a volatility trading fund, Citywire Selector has found. In doing so, it has teamed up with True Partner, which was established in May 2010 and has trading offices in Hong Kong and Chicago

4. Aviva has launched a defined contribution (DC) default investment strategy for its workplace pension clients, incorporating ethical and ESG considerations. The strategy - which launched last month - is based solely on the Aviva stewardship funds opened in 1984, it said.

5. Blu Family Office has launched a discretionary fund for it's wealthy clientele, mirroring the strategy of its discretionary portfolio. The Blu Discretionary Fund aims to generate returns by efficiently earning the risk premiums that arise from lending, asset growth, market movements and opportunities.

6. Cheyne Capital has raised €1bn ($1.12bn) for a new fund that will aim to profit from European banks selling down their loan portfolios to meet new accounting and regulatory standards. The Cheyne European Strategic Va......................

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