Allianz joins the portable party

It launches its first portable-alpha hedge fund strategy in Asia.

Allianz Global Investors has introduced its first portable-alpha open-ended fund for professional investors in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore and Europe. The RCM Hong Kong Alpha Fund combines RCM's research-driven Hong Kong equity strategy with a futures overlay to extract alpha and deliver an absolute-return investment profile with diversifying characteristics, says Mark Konyn, Hong Kong CEO.

Within certain segments of our client base there is a growing need for strategies that have a low correlation with major asset classes and that can deliver an absolute-return performance profile, he says. The idea is to use Allianz's stock-picking abilities to deliver a source of incremental return.

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