Deka launches risk-driven global equity fund

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DekaBank, the asset manager of German public savings banks, has now launched a new risk-driven global equity fund.

 According to Deka, each stock will be screened individually before being added to the portfolio, the level of exposure will subsequently be determinded depending on volatility levels of the respective stocks, ranging from 20 to 100 %.

Ulrich Neugebauer (pictured), head Quantitative Fundmanagement and ETF’s at Deka comments on the launch: “Due to the low level of interest rates, investors are increasingly looking for alternative investment opportunities. Many are hesitant to invest in equities due to the developments on stock markets over the past few months. The new Deka fund enables investors to tap globally into successful companies whilst maintaining an active risk management.”

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Mona Dohle
Mona Dohle speaks German and Dutch, she is DACH & Benelux Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. Prior to that, she worked as a journalist in Egypt and Palestine. She started her career as a journalist working for a local German newspaper. Mona graduated with an MSc in Development Studies from SOAS and has completed the CISI Certificate in International Wealth and Investment Management.

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