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Apr 15 2010 | 10:19am ET
Swiss private bank Pictet & Cie. has launched a UCITS III-compliant version of its three-and-a-half-year-old European long/short hedge fund.
The PTF(LUX)-Corto Europe fund will follow a strategy similar to Pictet Funds’ Corto European Fund. That vehicle, domiciled in the Cayman Islands, has enjoyed 7.6% annualized returns since its debut in August 2006.
Pictet plans to register the new fund in most major European countries. Initially, it will be offered in three share classes—euro, U.S. dollar and Swiss franc—but Pictet has not ruled out adding other currencies depending on demand.
The new fund will be managed by Nils Francke and Philippe Sarreau. The fundamental-research-based fund will concentrated on smaller mid-cap companies—those with a market cap of less than €5 billion.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…