GAM Launches UCITS Emerging Markets Fund

Sep 15 2010 | 2:46am ET

Swiss hedge fund firm GAM Holding has launched a UCITS III-compliant emerging markets fund, building up its regulator-friendly hedge fund product line.

The GAM Star Absolute Global Emerging Markets fund is managed by Sean Taylor, the firm’s investment director. The long/short fund will employ a top-down investment strategy, using regional analysis and fundamental research, Investment Week reports. It will invest in the BRIC countries—Brazil, Russia, India and China—as well as other emerging economies, including Egypt, Indonesia, Turkey and Persian Gulf countries.

“We have seen significant structural improvements as economic reforms and disciplined capital allocation have created improved returns and profitability,” Taylor told IW. “Economically, emerging nations are in the driving seat, benefitting from large flows into emerging market debt, which we believe will transfer across to equity markets as risk decreases.”

The new fund is GAM’s ninth UCITS-compliant offering.


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