Fairtree Capital Unveils New Quantamental-Based Global Equity Fund

Oct 30 2017 | 10:12pm ET

South Africa-based multi-strategy hedge fund manager Fairtree Capital has debuted a new global long/short equity fund that will select stocks through implementation of a proprietary quantamental investment process combining traditional fundamental analysis with quantitative investment techniques. 

The approach assists in avoiding behavioral biases and systematically identifies individual mispriced securities whilst ensuring sufficient diversification to guard against inappropriate risk concentration, the company said in a statement. 

The new fund, named Fairtree Protea Global Equity Long Short IDS Retail, will concentrate on global developed markets and will be managed Jean Pierre Verster. The fund was seeded with internal capital last month and is now open to retail and institutional investors, the statement added. 

“We are excited about offering the opportunity to South African investors to invest in a global long/short hedge fund via a FSB-regulated structure with a low minimum investment threshold and no foreign exchange restrictions,” said Verster in the statement. “In close collaboration with our service providers at SANNE and our prime brokers at Barclays Capital in London, we have been able to domicile this fund in South Africa while investing both long and short across global developed equity markets in North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia”. 

Headquartered in Cape Town, South Africa, Fairtree Capital manages approximately $3 billion in alternative and long-only assets for clients worldwide via three long-only funds, eight hedge funds and one first-of-its-kind private equity fund. 


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