Sciens Adds CTA, Japan Long/Short Fund To Platform

Aug 28 2013 | 8:44am ET

Sciens Capital Management has added a commodity trading advisor and a Japanese long/short equity fund to its managed accounts platform.

Broomfield, Colorado-based Revolution Capital Management and Tokyo-based Stats Investment Management Company are replicating their existing benchmark strategies in cells recently launched on the Sciens Managed Account Platform, which has seen its assets under management grow roughly 35% year-on-year as of June 2013

Revolution has launched a cell that replicates its Alpha program which follows a CTA strategy that aims to provide a complementary solution to other CTAs by developing programs with low correlations to those that follow trend-exploiting strategies.  The Alpha program is designed to be diversified with short- and medium-term pattern recognition and targets 12% annual volatility based on daily returns.  The benchmark Alpha program has achieved annualized returns of 11.1% since its inception in June 2007.

Stats will replicate its Ginga Service Sector Fund, a long/short equity strategy focused on the high-tech  and service sectors. The investment team uses its sector knowledge to generate alpha from focused, long-term bottom-up research activity. The manager aims to use a highly diversified approach in a wide variety of subsectors and a large number of stocks to guard against market volatility. Since the benchmark fund’s inception in June 2006, it has a cumulative gross return of 171%.

Said Sciens CEO Stavros Siokos in a statement: “We are pleased to welcome Revolution Capital Management and Stats Investment Management to the Sciens Managed Account Platform. We continue to actively seek opportunities to offer our investors unique access to a wide range of top performing strategies combined with the corporate governance afforded by our platform. 

New York and London-based Sciens Capital Management Group is an independent alternative asset manager with approximately $5.6 billion in assets under management in funds of hedge funds, advisory, private equity and real assets.

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