Wednesday, 1 October 2014
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Apr 25 2013 | 10:24am ET
Hedge fund seeder NewAlpha Asset Management is backing a new UCITS-compliant vehicle launched this month by KeyQuant.
NewAlpha's Emergence Performance Absolute Fund, which invests exclusively in French-registered hedge fund managers, seeded Key Trend UCITS with €30 million.
The new fund is a UCITS version of a three-year-old KeyQuant systematic strategy. Robert Baguenault de Viéville and Raphaël Gelrubin founded the firm in 2009.
"At NewAlpha, we are seeing about 600 managers every year including many CTAs and we have been extremely impressed by the research work and the performance achieved by Robert and Raphaël, who really differentiate from other systematic fund managers," NewAlpha CEO Antoine Rolland said. "They have focused their work on building a diversified trend-following program that is continuously invested on markets and that adjusts constantly the risk of the portfolio, based on the trend confirmation. KeyQuant outlines very well the fantastic pool of investment talents that you can find in France, especially in quantitative and systematic strategies. Our mission for Emergence’s investors is to detect the best of those and support their development.”
Key Trends UCITS is the third fund backed by the Emergence program.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
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