Launches & Closures

Aquantum rolls out its first UCITS-compliant fund


Aquantum, a hedge fund house specialises in providing indices for systematic managed futures funds, is establishing a new asset management firm and has plans to launch its first UCITS-compliant fund in the fourth quarter.

Thomas Morrow left Winton Capital Management to set up Aquantum, the Luxembourg-based provider of systematic investment indices to issuers of structured investment products in 2008.

This led to a licensing agreement with Royal Bank of Scotland and the launch of a series of Aquantum index-based products, which to date have attracted more than $1 billion of investment notional.

Morrow says: “Given the popularity of our indices,