Occam Asset Management is set to launch a UCITS III fund range, which it says could nearly double the value of its assets under management.
Scheduled for a September launch, the European and Asia funds will be Dublin authorised and introduced under the Occam umbrella fund.
The Occam Europe Focus fund, managed by Phil Cliff, will use the MSCI Pan Euro Index as its benchmark. Cliff says he will use a high conviction style for the concentrated fund of 20-35 positions.
Cliff previously managed Threadneedle’s Pan European Accelerando fund, which returned 88% in three years to the end of July 2007, compared with an average of 71% from peer group funds.
Mark Williams will run the Occam Asia Focus fund, aiming to outperform the MSCI AC Asia ex Japan Index, emphasising an unconstrained and flexible investment process.
Williams joined Occam from F&C Asset Management where he ran the F&C Pacific Growth fund. It retuned 132% in three years to the end of June 2007, compared with a peer average of 108%.
Jonathan Hughes-Morgan, co-founder of Occam, says: “The UCITS III funds are being launched at an opportune time and in response to demand from a number of investors who want the experience and track record that Phil Cliff and Mark Williams offer.”
Occam was set up in 2007 and currently manages three long/short hedge funds investing in Europe, Asia and Japan.IFAonline
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