Aberdeen Asset Management Launches $500M Multi-Strat Liquid Alternative Fund

Aug 28 2015 | 7:18pm ET

Aberdeen Asset Management has lauched a new liquid alternatives fund that aims to offer retail investors access to a wide range of alternative investment strategies. 

The Aberdeen Alternative Strategies Fund has reportedly attracted significant early interest from the firm’s existing clients. It will be managed by a pool of investment managers according to dedicated mandates within the fund, and has been constructed by Aberdeen’s hedge funds team led by Russell Barlow.

The $500 million fund will be part of Aberdeen's fast-growing Solutions business, which has recently acquired Arden Asset Management and FLAG Capital Management. It aims to generate returns unrelated to the directions taken by traditional markets, offering diversification and improved risk-adjusted returns to clients, according to the company.

The new fund will be UCITS-compliant and offer daily liquidity. Including the two acquisitions, Aberdeen’s alternatives platform has total assets under management of more than $30 billion.

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