Collateral Launches Absolute Return Strategy, Readies Multi-Strat Vehicle

Dec 15 2006 | 12:05pm ET

Cleveland-based Collateral Investment Management has launched its Absolute Return Portal strategy, which trades currencies and exchange-traded funds, and the Equity Market Advisor strategy, which aims to exceed the return of the S&P500 index over an investment cycle.

“The Absolute Return Portal strategy trades currencies as an overlay on a cash management type product,” said co-founder Patrick Kennedy. “It buys highly liquid ETFs and shorts their futures contacts then overlays that with currencies.” The strategy charges management fees of 80 basis points and a 15% incentive fee upon exceeding the 3-month Treasury bill.

The Equity Market Advisor strategy is a mechanical trading system that buys and sells S&P500 futures contracts. It charges a 1% management fee and a 20% performance fee with a $200,000 minimum investment requirement.

In addition, the firm is planning to launch a multi-strategy product that would encompass the currency, equity and energy markets. “We’re looking to add low-correlation asset classes to the multi-strategy mix,” said co-founder David Cooley.

The strategy, which the partners have been trading internally with their own capital, will charge 2% for management and 20% for performance, with a $200,000 minimum investment requirement.

Prior to co-founding the firm, Cooley was a managing director and partner at J&W Seligman, where he managed global equity funds and chaired the industrial sector team. Kennedy has also been a director of institutional distribution for National City Investment Management. 


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