Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Oct 1 2012 | 10:57am ET
Greenwich, Conn.-based Taylor Alternative Mutual Funds has launched a managed futures strategy.
The Taylor Xplor Managed Futures Strategy Fund is the first in the firms ALTS fund family. Offering daily liquidity, it invests both long and short in a variety of asset classes, including commodities, currencies, equity indices and global interest rates.
The fund represents a coalition of three investment firms: Boutique alternatives investment firm Taylor Investment Advisors, the mutual fund advisor to the fund; BlackRock, an investment manager with $3.6 trillion under management, the fixed-income sub-advisor; and CTA/CPO Xplor Capital, an arm of Raylor Asset Management Group, the trading manager.
“We created the Taylor Xplor Fund to meet the changing allocation needs of financial advisors and their clietns resulting from the 2008 financial crisis, which has led to artifically low interest rates and global economic instability,” said Kevin F. McDonald, CEO of Taylor Investment Advisors, in a statement.
The fund can currently be purchased through the Pershing Advisor Solutions platform or through the custodian, Union Bank.
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