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Schroders Unveils Liquid Alternative Strategy

Amisha Mehta, Deputy Editor, 25 August 2016

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The London-listed investment house has launched an externally managed fund for European investors.

Schroders has launched the Schroder GAIA Two Sigma Diversified fund on its UCITS platform.

The fund, sub-advised by Two Sigma Advisers, aims to offer investors portfolio diversification through a liquid alternative strategy that seeks to be uncorrelated to traditional equity and bond markets. The strategy will combine US equity market-neutral and global macro strategies, investing across thousands of equities and hundreds of macro markets, allocating the majority of the fund to the equity market-neutral strategy.

“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.

“Two Sigma has a strong reputation in the field due to its leading technology expertise and creative, research-driven approach, which allows the firm to design and evolve intelligent systematic strategies.”

Schroders’ GAIA platform combines Schroders' UCITS capabilities with those of a select group of hedge fund managers. Schroders has nine funds on its two GAIA platforms, eight managed by external hedge fund managers and one managed internally.

Schroders had £343.8 billion ($459.6 billion) of assets under management as at 30 June 2016.

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