Category Archives: Funds in Registration

Funds in registration, January 2016

American Century Global Small Cap Fund American Century Global Small Cap Fund will seek capital growth. The plan is “to use a variety of analytical research tools and techniques to identify the stocks of companies that meet their investment criteria.” Not a word about what those criteria might be, though they espouse the same bottom-up, […]

Funds in registration, November 2015

Frontier Silk Invest New Horizons Fund Frontier Silk Invest New Horizons Fund will be seek capital appreciation. The plan is to invest in frontier market equities, either directly or through a form of derivative called a participation note. The fund will be managed by Zin El Abidin Bekkali, Olufunmilayo Akinluyi and Mohamed Bahaa Abdeen, all […]

Funds in Registration, November 2015

ASTON/Value Partners Asia Dividend Fund ASTON/Value Partners Asia Dividend Fund will seek capital appreciation and current income. The plan is to pursue a value-oriented, buy-and-hold strategy to investing in dividend-paying Asian stocks. They might hold up to 20% in fixed income. The fund will be managed by Norman Ho and Philip Li of Value Partners […]

Funds in Registration, October 2015

American Century Emerging Opportunities Total Return Fund American Century Emerging Opportunities Total Return Fund will seek (wait for it!) total return.  The plan is to invest in EM bonds, corporate and sovereign, and floating rate debt. They have the right to buy convertible bonds, stocks, and exchange-traded funds but those seek to be a “why […]

September 2015, Funds in Registration

American Beacon Bridgeway Large Cap Growth Fund American Beacon Bridgeway Large Cap Growth Fund will seek long-term total return on capital, primarily through capital appreciation.  Bridgeway is selling their LCG fund to American Beacon, pending shareholder approval. The fund will still be managed by John Montgomery and the Bridgeway team. The initial expense ratio will […]

August 2015, Funds in Registration

361 Long/Short Credit Fund 361 Long/Short Credit Fund will seek to provide positive absolute total returns over a complete market cycle. It’s pretty much an unconstrained global long/short bond fund. The fund will be managed by an as-yet unnamed outside sub-advisor. The initial expense ratio also has not yet been released. The minimum initial investment […]

July 2015, Funds in Registration

First Western Short Duration High Yield Credit Fund  First Western Short Duration High Yield Credit Fund will seek a high level of current income and capital growth. The plan is to invest in a global portfolio of junk bonds and floating rate senior secured loans. The fund will be managed by Steven S. Michaels. The minimum […]

June 2015, Funds in Registration

Catalyst/Auctos Managed Futures Multi-Strategy Fund Catalyst/Auctos Managed Futures Multi-Strategy Fund will pursue capital appreciation uncorrelated to global equity markets. The plan is to “employ nine unique trading models, which are applied to the four investment sub-strategies” in order to gain absolute returns through both rising and falling price cycles. The fund will be managed by […]

May 2015, Funds in Registration

American Beacon Grosvenor Long/Short Fund American Beacon Grosvenor Long/Short Fund will seek long-term capital appreciation.  At this point the strategy for pursuing that objective is entirely hypothetical.  American Beacon hired Grosvenor Capital Management to hire other firms to actually manage the portfolio. So far, the folks actually managing the money haven’t been named, though we […]

April 2015, Funds in Registration

American Beacon Ionic Strategic Arbitrage Fund American Beacon Ionic Strategic Arbitrage Fund will pursue capital appreciation with low volatility and reduced correlation to equities and interest rates. The plan is to pursue a series of arbitrage strategies: Convertible Arbitrage (40-50% of the portfolio), Credit/Rates Relative Value Arbitrage (20-30%), Equity Arbitrage (30-40%) and Volatility Arbitrage (5-15%). […]