RAM AI Launches New Global L/S Equity UCITS Fund

Jan 17 2017 | 7:41pm ET

Swiss alternative asset manager RAM Active Investments has debuted a new beta-neutral, UCITS-compliant long/short equity fund that will cover the entire developed-market investable universe. 

The new fund, named RAM (Lux) Systematic Funds - Long/Short Global Equities, will look to capture market inefficiencies across a universe of more than 6,000 stocks through a quantitative model-driven fundamental and behavioral based stock selection process, the company said in a statement. 

The aim is to produce consistent risk-adjusted returns with a diversified portfolio of more than 800 stocks at a given time with no correlation to the underlying market, as defined by the MSCI World Index.

The fund will be collectively managed by Thomas de Saint-Seine, Maxime Botti and Emmanuel Hauptmann, the company said. The three executives have run the firm’s systematic equity strategies since 2007.

“The RAM Long/Short Global strategy will focus purely on stock selection, with the objective of delivering strong, risk-adjusted returns, independent of equity markets evolution,” said de Saint-Seine, who is also RAM AI’s CEO. “In an environment of increased uncertainty and market volatility, stock selection requires a disciplined approach. Our beta neutral and actively-managed strategy mitigates against market exposure and downside risk.

The fund is currently passported for sale in the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Austria, France, Luxembourg, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway and the Netherlands.

Headquartered in Geneva, RAM AI has offered actively-managed, beta-neutral long/short equity funds to institutional and professional investors since 2009, and currently has a total of $776 million in assets across three such funds.  Firm wide, RAM AI managed approximately $4.3 billion as of December 31, 2016.

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