Oddo BHF AM to launch first L/S equity fund

French-German asset manager Oddo BHF AM is set to launch its first long-short equity fund, InvestmentEurope can reveal.

Speaking to InvestmentEurope, Nicolas Chaput, chief executive officer of Oddo BHF AM, says the firm will pursue the development of its alternative range.

“We are going to launch our first long-short equity fund that will be supported by Oddo BHF AM’s stock picking skills. It will apply a systematic approach,” Chaput explains.

“We want to draw on ever more talent and to bolster our fund offering. We have the ambition of developing the firm’s expertise in the alternative segment. We currently have one global merger arbitrage hedge fund. We are seizing all opportunities in the alternative space if they match our DNA,” he adds.

Oddo BHF AM had around €43bn of assets under management as of 31 December 2016.

Read more about Oddo BHF AM’s plans in the May 2017 issue of InvestmentEurope available here.

Adrien Paredes-Vanheule
Adrien Paredes-Vanheule is deputy editor and French-Speaking Europe Correspondent for InvestmentEurope, covering France, Belgium, Geneva and Monaco. Prior to joining InvestmentEurope, he spent almost five years writing for various publications in Monaco, primarily as a criminal and financial court reporter. Before that, he worked for newspapers and radio stations in France, in particular in Lyon.

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