Schroders launches liquid alternatives Ucits fund

Schroders has launched an externally-managed fund, Schroder GAIA Two Sigma Diversified, on its Ucits platform.

The fund will be sub-advised by US boutique Two Sigma Advisers.

The strategy, created by Two Sigma Advisers in collaboration with Schroders, will combine US equity market-neutral and global macro strategies.

The fund aims to offer investors portfolio diversification through a liquid alternative strategy that intends to be uncorrelated to traditional equity and bond markets.

The strategy will apply a scientific and algorithmic approach to investing across thousands of individual equities and hundreds of macro markets, allocating the majority of the fund to the equity market-neutral strategy.

Two Sigma Advisers was launched in 2009 and uses artificial intelligence and other advanced technologies to produce breakthroughs in investment management.

“Two Sigma’s platform approach leverages data and technology expertise to create solutions that meet the needs of diverse investor groups,” said  Geoff Duncombe, CIO of Two Sigma Advisers.

“We continue to see very strong demand for liquid alternative investment strategies, as clients seek to diversify their portfolios. We’re delighted to partner with Two Sigma to launch this newly created strategy specifically tailored to meet these needs, with the aim of delivering alpha,” said Eric Bertrand, head of Schroders GAIA.

Alicia Villegas
Alicia Villegas speaks Spanish and Italian and is Iberia Correspondent for InvestmentEurope. She was shortlisted for the Rising Star Award at the British Media Awards 2017 and Writer of the Year at the PPA Independent Publisher Awards 2016. Previously, she worked for almost three years at the seafood business website Undercurrent News as a market reporter. In Spain, she also worked for more than five years for several media outlets.

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