Quantam’s QLSE Fund looks to expand its managed swaps program
Quantam Long Short Equities, registered with the AMF in February 2015, currently closed to new investors, launched its Total Return Swap platform in 2016. The aim is to offer bespoke, pre-defined and diversified quantitative strategies to Financial and non Financial Institutions, such as Banks, Funds, Family Offices… The Swap Platform allows these programs to be dynamically managed and offers leverage in optimal conditions. The fund managers expect to expand these opportunities in the coming months.
Financière Bach invests in Quantam’s Bond Flex Program
Financière Bach, a French real estate holding company, initiated Quantam’s BFX investment program which invests in 8,000+ investment grade corporate and government bonds. The program is dynamically hedged to limit downside losses to 5% annually, and is offered on swap requiring only a fraction of the investment amount to be held as collateral.
Quantam looks to seed new quantitative investment programs
In line with its past expertise in both systematic strategies and partnerships with external managers, Quantam announces that it is actively seeking seeding opportunities in new quantitative managers. The ability to integrate these investments within the Managed Swap program allows for the establishment of a significant track record whilst avoiding the high cost and regulatory complexity of setting up a dedicated investment vehicle.
Comgest and Quantam promote investment in an emerging market program with integrated overlay mechanism
Since 2012, Comgest’s GEM Flex Fund co-managed by Quantam for its overlay mechanism provides institutional and retail investors with investment opportunities in the Magellan Fund, whilst benefitting from a dynamic overlay to reduce exposure based on market volatility. Rated 5* by Morningstar in 2014, AUM currently stand at EUR 120Mio.
This video illustrates the mechanisms involved in the dynamic hedging of portfolios. The overlay concept creates a parallel portfolio that neutralizes exposure when required whilst not interfering with the stock selection or investment policy of the original portfolio.
Nomura Alternative Investment Management in partnership with Quantam and Nomura Bank International PLC launch a new UCITS Fund, SolCap Europe, with an integrated overlay program that is guaranteed by the Bank.
This guaranteed capital protection mechanically allows for a drastic reduction of the Solvency Capital Requirement.
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