Gordian Capital Launches New Liquid Alternative Fund

Mar 7 2017 | 9:45pm ET

Singapore-based specialist Gordian Capital has announced the launch of a new UCITS-compliant multi-asset liquid alternative fund.

The new fund, named the Quadratus Fund, offers investors access to a balanced portfolio, diversified globally across three asset classes - equities, fixed income, currencies, the company said in a statement. It will follow a disciplined top down allocation, utilizing full asset class bandwidth and shorting capabilities and adhering to a strict risk management approach. 

The new fund will typically hold 20-40 exchange-traded funds and certificates, Gordian said, together with index futures and listed options for providing hedging overlay opportunities. As it focuses on asset class allocation rather than single security selection, 

the fund will focus on return drivers intended to isolate true sources of risk and return. Overall, the objective is to preserve capital and outperform a 50/50 balanced benchmark over three years. 

“The performance and risk metrics achieved while running the Quadratus strategy as a privately-held managed account led us to believe that we should make it accessible to accredited and institutional investors,” said Adrien Blavier, portfolio manager of the Quadratus Fund, in the statement. “We chose the UCITS structure for its liquidity, transparency and marketability.”

“The fund incorporates an unconstrained asset allocation strategy and has been created to provide accredited and institutional investors with a flexible investment mandate that can adapt to changing risk environments,” he added. 

The new fund will be domiciled in Luxembourg as a sub-fund of Degroof Petercam’s Hector SICAV, the company noted. 

Founded in Singapore in 2005 by capital markets professionals and alternatives industry veterans active in Asia since the 1980s, Gordian Capital is one of Asia’s leading independent funds specialists. The company manages in excess of $1 billion.

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