The firm's Asia head of investments explains where he is seeing appetite among clients, pointing to their rising awareness of socially responsible strategies.
Investors should embrace a different way of investing which may reduce directionality while offering the potential for enhanced diversification and truly uncorrelated alpha.
The French fund house has brought in Pierre-Emmanuel Juillard to build the new platform with a mandate to hire a 10-strong team.
The multi-boutique fund manager has its sights on China and the potential for growth of liquid alternatives in Asia, says Matt Shafer, head of international distribution.
The US firm’s new Asia head of hedge fund services targets expansion in Hong Kong and Singapore, citing increased demand from Chinese clients and growth of alternative Ucits products.
The asset manager is considering launching Ucits liquid alternatives products and looking to tap what it sees as growing institutional demand for alternative beta.
The asset manager is set to launch a liquid fund-of-hedge-fund product in Korea. Sources say Singapore is next, with Hong Kong and Taiwan also on the list of target markets.
The US private bank aims to broaden the range of alternative funds on its platform, but is cautious about increasingly popular ‘liquid alternatives' and unconstrained strategies.
Retail-friendly, so-called liquid alternative investments are sparking interest in Asia, but some say they could they do more harm than good.
The alternatives manager is expanding its marketing team as it moves to launch Asia-tilted multi-asset products and a China A-share fund. It has also made staff cuts due to its recent merger with EIM.
As Natixis Global Asset Management expands its range of retail Ucits funds in Asia, the firm points to increased interest in alternative funds with daily liquidity. Others confirm this trend.