Franklin K2 Alternatives Sicav opens to international investors

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Franklin Templeton Investments announced that international investors can now access access its first multi-manager, multi-strategy Luxembourg-registered Sicav fund focused on alternative investment strategies.

The fund, called Franklin K2 Alternative Strategies Fund was soft-launched a month ago and follows a similar strategy to the US-registered Franklin K2 Alternative Strategies Funds.

Based in Stamford, Connecticut, the investment team consists of the fund’s co-lead portfolio managers David Saunders, co-founding managing director of K2 Advisors, Brooks Ritchey and Rob Christian, both senior managing directors, K2 Advisors.

The fund aims to combine Franklin Templeton’s top-down market views with low volatility and capital appreciation whilst providing a low correlation to traditional asset classes.

David Saunders commented:  “In today’s volatile, low interest rate environment, many investors are looking for actively-managed investment solutions from established managers employing strategies that can help reduce volatility in unpredictable markets while providing attractive risk adjusted returns.”

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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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