Launches & Closures

New global equity absolute return UCITS fund comes to market


An absolute return global equity UCITS fund has been launched by London-based asset manager Heptagon Capital.

The Dublin-domiciled Helicon Fund’s investment philosophy is centred on a series of core principles and adopts a quantitative framework for helping to determine net equity exposure, according to a Heptagon factsheet.

The fund’s top-five portfolio geographic weights, as of 5 May 2011, are the US, UK, Germany, Sweden and France. Its top-five holdings are mobile phone company Ericsson, valve producer Flowserve, engineering company Smiths Group, fashion retailer Hugo Boss and chemical company BASF.

The fund is managed by Arnaud Gandon and Alexander Gunz,