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Skandia team leader explains UCITS allocation strategy


In the first of a two part series, John Ventre from Skandia Investment Group, discusses how the SIG team gains alpha using absolute return UCITS funds.

Skandia Investment Group is one of the largest investors to use absolute return funds which utilise the UCITS wrapper. The London-based group currently invests about $388.5 million (£250 million) in alternative UCITS funds primarily using a manager-of-managers approach.

John Ventre is the lead portfolio manager for SIG’s multi-asset funds. Before moving to Skandia in 2007, he was involved with Alternative Investment Strategies, the first fund of hedge funds listed on the London Stock Exchange.

John Ventre from Skandia Investment Group

The firm has been an early investor in many alternative UCITS funds that are mainly unknown to