Fund launches & closures

Sloane Robinson lines up Asia UCITS launch on Deutsche platform

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Asian and emerging market equity specialist Sloane Robinson and Deutsche Bank have announced that they are working together to launch a UCITS-compliant Asia fund.

The new onshore fund will be managed by the same team that is responsible for Sloane Robinson’s flagship Asia offering.

The firm’s flagship Asia hedge fund was launched in January 1994 and has generated a compound annualised return of 17.4%, compared with an annualised market return over the same period of 2.7%.

The planned new UCITS fund will be issued on Deutsche Bank’s DB Platinum platform, which already hosts a number of high-quality absolute return managers including US-based Paulson & Co.

Stephane Farouze, Deutsche Bank’s global head of fund derivatives, says: “We have seen significant investor appetite for Asian