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UBP Adds Campbell & Co Absolute Return Product To UCITS Platform

Union Bancaire Privée has onboarded a new strategy, U Access (IRL) Campbell Absolute Return UCITS, onto its alternative UCITS platform, in partnership with Baltimore-based alternative investment manager Campbell & Company.

U Access (IRL) Campbell Absolute Return UCITS seeks to provide a balanced risk-reward profile across a broad range of market conditions through systematic investments in a diversified portfolio. The fund consists of underlying investment strategies that aim for low correlation and are differentiated by investment style (systematic macro, short-term, trend-following, and quant equity strategies), holding period, and instrument.

The U Access (IRL) Campbell Absolute Return UCITS strategy is the latest addition to UBP’s U Access (IRL) Alternative UCITS platform. Other funds available on the platform include:

U Access (IRL) Trend Macro, a discretionary global macro strategy that employs deep fundamental analysis research techniques to capitalise on trends in both developed and emerging markets via investment in a range of liquid markets and instruments (fixed income, currencies, credit, equity indices);

U Access (IRL) Cheyne Arbitrage UCITS, an equity arbitrage strategy combining a core yield (Merger Arbitrage) component and an opportunistic (Mixed Arbitrage) element, both being anti-correlated. Managed with a low market beta, the fund provides uncorrelated exposure to traditional asset classes; 

U Access (IRL) GCA Credit Long/Short UCITS, an actively managed long/short corporate credit strategy employing a fundamental research process to capitalise on an information base built on decades of experience and a seasoned research team with an average of 20 years of experience;

U Access (IRL) Shannon River UCITS a long/short equity strategy allocating capital opportunistically and dynamically across small- and mid-cap, “mispriced growth” stocks in technology-related sectors. This mainly includes areas where disruptive technological changes have occurred, such as intellectual property, software, media, entertainment, equipment, connectivity and logistics.

Nicolas Faller, Co-CEO Asset Management at UBP, said: “We are very happy to partner with Campbell, who have such a long history and proven track record in systematic investing. We believe that given the current uncertainties in the market, a systematic strategy offering liquidity, diversification and decorrelation to traditional assets is an attractive investment proposal for investors.”

William Andrews, CEO at Campbell, added: “We are extremely excited to partner with UBP. As a leader in the global wealth management industry UBP is ideally situated to help us bring the U Access (IRL) Campbell Absolute Return UCITS to market. UBP’s combination of investment product expertise and deep client relationships across the globe are the perfect complement for Campbell’s systematic multi-strategy investment experience. We’re looking forward to not just a successful launch of the UCITS fund, but a successful long-term partnership with UBP.”

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