Occam To Launch Euro., Asian UCITS III Funds

Aug 6 2008 | 12:01pm ET

U.K.-based Occam Asset Management is broadening its offering with the launch of a pair of UCITS III funds in September. The Occam Europe Focus and Occam Asia Focus Funds will be listed on the Irish Stock Exchange and will be introduced under the new Occam Umbrella Fund.

Europe Focus will be managed by Phil Cliff and aim to outperform the MSCI Pan Euro Index running a high-conviction and concentrated fund with 20 to 35 positions. Portfolio manager Phil Cliff joined Occam from Threadneedle, where he managed the Pan European Accelerando Fund.

Mark Williams will run the Asia Focus fund, aiming to outperform the MSCI AC Asia ex-Japan Index emphasizing “an unconstrained and flexible investment process”. Williams joined the firm from F&C Asset Management where he ran the F&C Pacific Growth Fund.

“The UCITS III funds are being launched at an opportune time and in response to demand from a number of investors who want the experience and proven track record that Phil Cliff and Mark Williams offer,” said co-founder Jonathan Hughes-Morgan.

Occam was set up in 2007 by Hughes-Morgan and David Sheppard and currently manages three long/short hedge funds investing in Europe, Asia and Japan.

In Depth

Financial Industry Blockchain Consortium R3 To Open-Source Platform Code

Oct 20 2016 | 9:03pm ET

Bitcoin's blockchain technology has spawned a flurry of activity among fintech startups...


U.S. Trust's Beard: The Rapid Growth of the Art Lending Industry

Oct 7 2016 | 10:55pm ET

Alternative investment managers have emerged as some of the most significant art...

Guest Contributor

Hedge Fund Marketing – Tips for Your Initial Sales Meeting

Sep 29 2016 | 5:46pm ET

There are two main goals a hedge fund should have for an initial in-person sales...