Frost Investment Incorporates Hedge Fund Advantages into New Mutual Fund

Jan 21 2011 | 10:18am ET

Texas-based Frost Investment Advisors has launched a mutual fund incorporating hedge fund and private equity strategies.

Frost says its Diversified Strategies Fund, under lead manager David Telling, will seek to appreciate in an up market and outperform a down market to preserve assets. The prospectus calls for the fund allocation to include 60% investment in traditional investment assets, including stocks, bonds, cash and listed options. The hedge replication module will comprise 30% to 40% of the portfolio, using hedge beta strategies and hedge fund replication of indices, supported by publicly available products.

“The Frost Diversified Strategies Fund is one of the first mutual funds to give individual investors access to a vehicle that acts similarly to a hedge or private equity fund,” said Tom Stringfellow, president of Frost Investment Advisors. “The fund will incorporate many aspects of our Optimum asset allocation strategies along with investments in alternative assets, which should help reduce the downside risk of large market drawdowns, while providing potential upside opportunities. The fund will complement our other offerings.”

Stringfellow will co-manage the fund as will Brad Thompson and Jeffery Elswick.

Frost Investment Advisors began offering mutual funds in April of 2008, initially to serve the needs of institutional clients, and expanding to offer retail shares in June 2008. With the addition of the Frost Diversified Strategies Fund, the first fund created by the advisor since 2008, the firm now provides investment advisory services to 14 mutual funds that include institutional and retail shares on approximately 200 platforms as of December 31, 2010.


In Depth

Whisky Business: The Ultimate Liquid Alternative Investment

Sep 15 2014 | 7:02am ET

David Robertson knows his single-malt whisky—he was the Master Distiller at the...

Lifestyle

Hedgies Rock Out For Children's Charity

Sep 15 2014 | 8:40am ET

It's that time of year again—when hedgies trade in their spreadsheets for guitars...

Guest Contributor

Volkered: How Financial Sector Reforms are Creating Opportunities for Hedge Funds

Sep 16 2014 | 11:28am ET

New regulations have dramatically curtailed proprietary trading activity in investment...

 

Editor's Note

    Get A Sneak Peak Of The Alpha Pages

    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…

 

Futures Magazine

September 2014 Cover

The London Whale: Rogue risk management

Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.