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New Managers October 2019

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1. Sof Yiannakas, a former senior analyst at billionaire George Soros’s family office, is setting up his own hedge fund to bet on European stocks. EOF Partners, a London-based long/short investment firm, plans to start trading in the first quarter of next year, according to an investor document seen by Bloomberg. No fundraising details were disclosed in the document because the project is still in the early stages.

2. The Man Alternative Risk Premia Private Overseas Securities Investment Fund has recently received approval from the Asset Management Association of China (Amac) to raise money from domestic investors, according to the regulator’s website. The product has a quantitative multi-factor investment process. This is the firm’s second qualified domestic limited partnership (QDLP) product; the first was registered in 2016, Amac records show.

3. Invesco has announced the lauch of the US Senior Loan ESG fund. The fund is managed by Kevin Egan and Scott Baskind. Baskind is head of global senior loans and CIO of Invesco’s senior loan business. It will mainly invest in senior, secured loans to non-investment grade corporations with interest rates that float at a spread above Libor. The asset manager will rate the ESG score of each issuer through a proprietary system. The fund has a commingled format, which allows investors to invest on a daily basis.

4. RWC Partners has announced the launch of the RWC Diversified Return Fund after the hiring of the senior members of multi-strategy specialists Agilis Investment Management LLP. The Diversified Returns Team led by Clark Fenton, along with colleagues Charles Crowson and Praveen Kanakamedala, has a distinct investment approach which aims to harness the best elements of alternative investment management whilst reducing cost and providing frequent liquidity.

5. Mirabaud Asset Management has announced that it is launching the Emerging Market 2025 Fixed Maturity fund in November this year for Europ......................

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