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Laurent Seyer, chief executive, Lyxor

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Lyxor launches its first single UCITS hedge fund with Old Mutual and expands its UCITS Alternative Platform

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Lyxor Asset Management has partnered with Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK) to launch the first single hedge fund manager on its UCITS Lyxor Dimension Platform. The Lyxor/Old Mutual Global Statistical Arbitrage Strategy Index Fund offers exposure to a pure alpha strategy managed by Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK)

Paul Simpson, Head of Systematic Investments and Senior Portfolio Manager at Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK), says: “Our strategy is a quantitative equity market neutral model exploiting short term pricing opportunities and actively trading large capitalisation equities.” This investment process has been in place since 2007 at Old Mutual and it has proved resilient in difficult market conditions, including delivering double-digit returns in 2008 when equity markets were particularly affected. “It is the first time we are implementing it in a UCITS vehicle and Lyxor is a natural partner for us given our long-standing relationship and its broad distribution network.”

Backed by more than a decade of world leadership in selecting and monitoring hedge funds, Lyxor manages approximately USD28 billion of assets in alternative investments and offers its clients the highest levels of innovation, transparency and risk management. Commenting on the new fund launch, Laurent Seyer (pictured), CEO of Lyxor, says: “We have experienced a growing appetite for UCITS alternative funds and we are delighted to expand our offering by adding Old Mutual Asset Managers (UK) on the Lyxor Dimension Platform.”

Launched in 2009, Lyxor Dimension represents a new generation of onshore funds offering investors access to a variety of alternative strategies and themes in a UCITS format. Dimension’s offering addresses the needs of another segment of investors by complementing Lyxor’s established offshore managed account platform and consists of more than 10 multi-manager funds and one absolute return program. Old Mutual will be the first single hedge fund manager on the platform and Lyxor plans to launch more UCITS hedge funds in the coming months.
 

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