Lyxor Asset Management Teams With Sandler On New L/S U.S. Equity Fund

Feb 7 2017 | 11:50pm ET

Lyxor Asset Management and New York-based Sandler Capital Management have partnered to launch a new long/short equity fund that will utilize a dynamic approach to identify growing companies in several industries suitable for long positions, and struggling ones suitable for shorts.

The new fund, named the Lyxor/Sandler U.S. Equity Fund will manage risk through portfolio diversification and active management of equity market exposure, according to an article in Hedgeweek. Close attention will also be given to broader macro factors.

Portfolio manager on the new vehicle is Andrew Sandler, head of hedge funds at Sandler Capital Management. He will reportedly be supported by a team of eight equity analysts, two credit analysts and an assistant PM.

The new fund is passported for sale in nine countries and is expected to list on Lyxor’s $2.6 billion, 10-fund UCITS platform, which added a global long/short fund in partnership with Kingdon Capital last September. 

Established in 1980, Sandler Capital Management is an alternative asset management firm managing both hedge funds and private equity funds.

Founded in 1998 and comprised of two wholly owned subsidiaries of Societe Generale Group, Lyxor is home to a series of hedge fund industry index products, asset management services and research. Lyxor managed more than $123 billion in assets and advisory as of November 30, 2016.

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