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Threadneedle launches first UCITS equity fund


Threadneedle has launched a UCITS-compliant absolute return fund focused on North American equities based on its American Crescendo long/short equity strategy. The new UCITS launch, which is structured as a SICAV, is the first equity offering in the firm’s $3 billion absolute return fund range – which has hitherto focused on fixed-income strategies.

The Threadneedle American Absolute Alpha Fund is managed by Stephen Moore, who is also lead manager for the long/short American Crescendo Fund and was actively involved in developing the American Extended Alpha Fund, Threadneedle’s first UCITS III 130/30 fund which has been run since 2007.