Barry Norris, founding partner and fund manager at Argonaut Capital is to take full ownership of the business after acquiring a passive minority stake from Standard Life Investments. SLI had the stake following its own previous acquisition of Ignis in 2014; Ignis was previously known as Resolution, and before that Britannic Asset Management – which […]
Founded in 2005, Eclectica Asset Management is a London based discretionary global macro firm which aims to serve private and institutional investors. The team that founded Eclectica is made up of famed fund manager Hugh Hendry (Founder/CIO) (pictured), Tim Arengo-Jones (CEO) and George Lee (portfolio manager/head of Research). The company launched its flagship Eclectica Fund […]
Stefano Prosperi (pictured), the CEO of Kairos Investment Management, the London branch of Kairos Partners, has outlined the key developments of the partnership business. Kairos Partners was founded in 1999 by four partners from the Italian asset management industry in London, who launched a hedge fund. Its ethos sought to merge asset management activities with […]
Absolute return funds’ performance has improved with over 70% of funds posting positive performance in 2012 and 2013, Fitch Ratings latest report revealed.
Threadneedle Investments is the latest global manager to launch a new multi-asset fund, joining the rush to profit from the booming demand for the asset class.
Like many of its competitors, Standard Life Investments has also seen an upsurge in demand for its multi-asset solutions. Its SICAV absolute return fund has seen significant inflows this summer.
Hamburg-based manager Aquila Capital has extended its €1.2bn risk parity fund range with a new portfolio as allocators increasingly consider volatility of assets, not just their returns, when buying funds.
Swiss asset manager GAM is to buy its absolute return peer Arkos Capital, in a deal the target’s chief investment officer said would open up new distribution opportunities for the mid-sized boutique.
Martin Currie’s China absolute return fund, one portfolio caught up in the sudden removal of former firm manager Chris Ruffle last year, is reopening to subscriptions after announcing extra capacity is available.
Investors in all but nine countries across greater Europe grew their assets in October as markets rebounded. But this did not stop investors in all but six of the region’s nations pulling money back from funds.
Axa Investment Managers has introduced its AXA WF Optimal Absolute flexible fund into Germany and Austria, and plans to distribute it further throughout Europe to help investors achieve annual positive annual returns regardless of market direction.
At InvestmentEurope’s Frankfurt Forum in October, fund selectors sought managers who can limit or prevent losses near-term, but still prosper when capital markets finally calm.