VAM Funds has appointed former head of Driehaus Capital Management, Robert Gordon, as a director of both VAM Funds (Lux) and VAM Managed Funds (Lux). His appointment is subject to CSSF and shareholder approval. Gordon is well known as a leading authority on mutual funds in the US, with previous roles including chief operating officer […]
VAM Funds has appointed Helen Holmes as investment director to build on the investment communication and relationship management support that VAM already receives from Close Brothers Asset Management and Driehaus Capital Management. The relationships stem from the fact VAM relies on Close Brothers AM for advice on its multi-asset discretionary funds, while Driehaus CM advises […]
Following the strategic partnership between VAM Funds and Close Brothers announced in July, VAM Funds has now launched the VAM Close Brothers Cautious Fund. The Luxembourg-domiciled Ucits fund is the second product to be launched under the VAM Discretionary Funds range, following the establishment of the VAM Close Brothers Balanced Fund in July 2015. The […]
Institutional investors the world over are increasingly divesting from fossil fuels. The trend is most pronounced in coal but there are growing levels of divestment in oil and gas. AXA Insurance, with $4bn under management, recently announced that it will remove half a billion dollars of coal investments from all its portfolios. In July, the […]
Vam Funds has launched the Focused Global Equity Fund, a “best ideas strategy” incorporating portfolio hedging to reduce volatility and downside risk. The fund is a Luxembourg-based Ucits IV compliant fund that combines a concentrated and conviction-based focus on stock selection with a high active share that acts as the dominant driver of the fund’s performance […]
VAM Funds and Close Brothers Asset Management have signed a strategic partnership to provide discretionary fund management services to international financial advisers. The deal means that CBAM’s expertise will be available through VAM Discretionary Funds. VAM will bring three diversified multi-asset portfolios to investors via a Luxembourg domiciled Ucits IV structure. The investment strategies are […]
VAM Group, which operates a Luxembourg Ucits IV fund range, has appointed Stephen Kevan as group marketing director to help develop the fund range, enter new markets, and raise visibility among additional investor groups. Kevan will work with Andre Le Roux, VAM Group managing director, Michael Hunt, managing director of VAM Funds, and Jeanne Makuch, […]
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. […]
Lagun-Aro, the Spanish corporate pension fund, is the anchor investor in the new VAM Accessible Clean Energy fund, a Luxembourg domiciled Ucits IV product that uses SRI principles.
VAM Funds, the specialist Luxembourg-domiciled fund management firm, is offering its Ucits IV platform – including marketing and third party administration services – to retail and institutional investment managers.
VAM Funds, the specialist Luxembourg-domiciled investment firm, is launching the VAM Managed Fund in partnership with Newscape Capital Group following an intensive pre-marketing programme to offshore advisers during September and October.
Four of VAM’s funds have been added to Royal Skandia’s fund range, available to advisers and clients alike.