Multi-Asset Fund Launched by Gottex

by | Jun 22, 2015

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James Hughes, Managing Director Multi-Asset Solutions, Gottex

Gottex Asset Management has launched its Multi-Asset Growth Fund.

Gottex is an independent global asset management group and mainly provides alternative multi-manager and multi-asset solutions, and related advisory and risk management services for global institutional and retail clients. It has offices in Guernsey, Geneva, London, Hong Kong, New York, Boston and Luxembourg. As at 31 March 2015, Gottex Group had USD 8.5 billion of total client assets.

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The new Multi-Asset Growth Fund will be managed by James Hughes, who joined Gottex from HSBC last year to develop the range of multi-asset solutions at Gottex.

Gottex say the new fund is a globally diversified daily dealing UCITS strategy investing across a broad range of asset classes including global equities, fixed income, emerging markets, real estate, infrastructure, commodities and hedge funds, with a bias towards alternatives. It will target returns of 7%-10% per annum over rolling three to five year periods and will launch with an external seed investment of US$50 million.  The

There is a range of institutional and wholesale pricing available. Gottex state that A-Shares have a minimum subscription of US$1,000, with management fees of 0.65% per annum. I-Shares have a minimum subscription of US$5 million with management fees of 0.5% per annum.

James Hughes, Managing Director Multi-Asset Solutions, Gottex

James Hughes, Managing Director Multi-Asset Solutions, Gottex

Managing Director Multi-Asset Solutions James Hughes said: “We’re thrilled to be launching the Gottex Multi-Asset Growth Fund at this point in time.  Our philosophy centres on a ‘safety first’ approach seeking alternative sources of return by identifying opportunities across a diverse range of asset classes and geographies. This enables us to both protect and grow assets over time and we believe will appeal to a wide range of investors as a ‘core’ allocation to meet their long-term investment goals. It’s particularly exciting to be launching this multi-asset fund as a part of Gottex Asset Management given their long and successful history of managing alternative investments globally.”

Gottex Chief Executive Officer Joachim Gottschalk said: “I am delighted to announce the expansion of our product range in Europe with this new multi-asset UCITS fund. The DNA of Gottex’s business, historically focusing on alternative investment, allows a natural expansion into multi-asset solutions and provides our clients access to complementary return streams.  Bringing together our leading-edge alternatives and risk management platform to support the creation of a broader client offering in the multi-asset space allows Gottex to access a much wider range of investors for the first time. This is the first step in creating a suite of multi-asset products to support the ever increasing demand for ‘core’ multi-asset solutions.”

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