Salus Launches Equity Long/Short Index Hedge Fund

Sep 7 2007 | 10:08am ET

Zug, Switzerland-based fund of funds shop Salus Alpha Management is launching the Salus Alpha Equity Hedged Fund, which will invest in an index comprising up to 30 long/short equity managers. The subscription period for the new offering ends today.

The Salus Alpha Equity Hedged fund invests in the Long/Short Equity Index, a global investible benchmark, with funds selected from the Alternative-Index, which is also part of the Salus Alpha group and produces six hedge fund indices calculated by the Vienna Stock Exchange.

According to Salus Alpha, the Long/Short Equity Index has produced an annual return averaging around 16% since 1997, with a volatility of about 3%. The new fund will target returns of between 10% to 12% per annum and is available in dividend-paying and non-dividend-paying share classes.

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