Austrian asset manager reopens flagship fund

Austrian asset manager C-Quadrat has reopened C-Quadrat Arts Total Return Global AMI, which was closed in 2011 due to strong demand and high volume inflows for direct investments.

The fund managed by Leo Willert has already existed for 15 years with its strategy and fully automatic trading system. At that time, the volume of the flagship fund was still over €750m. Now, the fund, which currently manages €468m, opened again for new drawings.

The success story of the fund began on March 27, 2003 with €1.4m. At that time Arts took over the management of the first fund, which now operates under C-Quadrat Arts Total Return Global AMI. Since then, the fund has posted a performance of plus 153.74% or 6.4% per year. Over the past five years, the fund generated 19.49% and 3.62% each year (as of 23/03/2018). The total volume managed by Arts has increased from €1.4m to €2.6bn in the last 15 years.

“C-Quadrat Arts Total Return Global AMI re-opens on the occasion of our 15th anniversary – since the soft-closing about seven years ago, a lot has happened, in particular the investment universe has expanded dramatically”, said Willert.

In addition to an increase in the number of regional and sector funds, more than 1,000 passively managed ETFs have been added. “With this we can finally meet the demand of many consultants to reopen C-Quadrat Arts fund with the longest track record for their clients,” added Willert.

The Arts fund is based on the technical trading system developed by Willert. This makes investment decisions quantitatively due to mathematical rules and thus independent of human emotions. The features of the trend following system are a consistent risk limitation through stop-loss limits and a flexible equity allocation for the total return funds.

The trend-following system is based on a self-developed database comprising about 10,000 investment funds, about 1,000 ETFs, more than 1,000 bond funds and about 4,500 individual shares. The trading system can invest in total in products of 160 different fund companies.

Ridhima Sharma
Ridhima Sharma speaks German and is DACH Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. She has more than 8 years of experience in the media industry. Before joining us, she was working in India and covering automotive and lifestyle sectors. Over the years many of her stories have been published in various magazines across India.

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