Frontier markets lure for new VAM fund

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VAM has picked US boutique Driehaus Capital Management to manage its new Luxembourg domiciled Ucits IV VAM Frontier Markets Fund.

The fund looks to invest in companies domiciled or doing business in 33 countries classified by MSCI as frontier markets. The portfolio will typically hold 60-90 stocks to provide sufficient diversification of companies and countries.

Investors being targeted by the fund include discretionary fund managers, wealth managers, funds of funds, private banks, pension funds and family offices.  The fund will also bee available internationally via financial intermediaries and third party advisory firms.

Portfolio manager will be Chad Cleaver, who also co-manages the VAM Emerging Markets Growth Fund and is the lead portfolio manager of Driehaus’s emerging markets small cap growth strategy. VAM has worked with Driehaus for over a decade.


Jonathan Boyd
Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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