Winton Capital Management Preps Absolute Return Multi-Asset UCITS Strategy

Jun 29 2017 | 5:07pm ET

London-based systematic investment manager Winton is launching a new absolute return multi-asset futures fund that will be UCITS-compliant and aimed at UK investors.

The new fund, named the Winton Absolute Return Futures Fund, will be launched on July 3 and be regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland, the company said in a statement. It has been designed for UK DC pension schemes, financial advisers and wealth managers seeking conservative capital appreciation with low long-term correlation to equities and bonds. 

The fund’s investment objective is to deliver positive returns over rolling three-year periods by investing long and short in global futures and forwards across government bonds, interest rates, equity indices, currencies and commodities. The fund will be available with daily liquidity. 

“The Winton Absolute Return Futures Fund will help UK savers meet their retirement goals,” said David Harding, Winton’s founder and CEO, in the statement. “We believe the fund can play an important diversification role in DC schemes, as our strategies have done for DB pension schemes over the past 20 years.”

Founded in 1997 by Harding, Winton Capital Management is a global systematic investment manager that uses tools from the data science and advanced technology sectors to identify subtle patterns in the behavior of financial markets. The company manages approximately $30 billion of assets for many of the world’s largest pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, banks and fund platforms.

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