Alceda partners with ECPI Group to launch funds

Independent structuring specialist Alceda Fund Management has announced a partnership with ECPI Group to launch funds that match risk and return characteristics of the EGME Index.

ECPI and Alceda will collaborate with international investment firms in providing customised and tradable funds based on the “mega-trend” philosophy and each investment company’s approach.

Northern Trust Asset Management has also been confirmed as first investment management partner.

The Alceda UCITS Platform (AUP) will enable fund managers to structure their investment strategies in a Ucits format. The addition of the ECPI related funds will provide further portfolio diversification for the AUP in the domain of sustainable investments.

ECPI and Northern Trust Global Investments have collaborated to create a tradeable custom benchmark using the “mega-trend” investment strategy.

Megatrends represent the main social, environmental and demographic changes that will impact mankind in the next decades, focusing in particular on the following topics:

• Climate Change

• Emerging Markets

• Scarcity of resources

• Population dynamics, in terms of life expectancy coupled with geographic distribution

“We are delighted to partner with ECPI, a well-established index provider and a pioneer in providing megatrend indexing solutions,” Michael Sanders, chairman of the board at Alceda, said.

“ECPI has expertise in structuring innovative investment management solutions in the equity, fixed income and alternatives space for large institutional investors’ portfolios”.

“Through this partnership with ECPI, we will be further expanding the portfolio of funds on the AUP focusing on issues such as sustainability. We see tremendous opportunities to develop additional partnerships, such as the one we already have with Northern Trust, with more international investment firms in the near future.”

Paolo Sardi, CEO of ECPI Luxembourg said:

“Using our ECPI Megatrend Strategy, we have built an innovative investment tool to gain from the wide range of social, environmental and demographic issues which will have a fundamental impact on investments.

“Partnering with Alceda offers us the flexibility to add new funds to the megatrends fund umbrella.

“Our first partnership will be with Northern Trust, a multi-asset class investment manager with long standing expertise in index management and currently USD 810.2 billion of assets under management. We’re planning to launch more funds with well-known asset managers within the next months,” Sardi concluded.


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