New York (HedgeCo.net) – Two UK hedge fund managers have timed the launch of their new hedge fund so that investors subscribing before 1 December will see their returns subject to Capital Gains Tax rather than income tax ahead of the changes to the taxation of offshore funds currently being drafted.
Launched by UK hedge fund managers, Aramid Asset Management and Thomas Funds, the long and short multi-asset hedge fund, which will invest across equities, bonds and commodities, will be jointly managed by Aramid co-founder Sean Flanagan and Thomas Funds’ Glen Cremer.
“Our first step is to set up a target for maximum loss that we can tolerate in the next 30 to 60 days on which we base our allocation to each asset class and the level of hedges.” Cremer says.
“We also hedge at all times because we believe market timing is almost impossible to achieve. There is no free lunch – you can only make money by taking residual market, credit or liquidity risk. The key is to identify that residual risk and minimise it using risk management overlay.”
The Cayman Islands-domiciled fund can be accessed through both a closed-ended Jersey feeder fund, the Aramid All Asset Capital Preservation Fund Limited or a Cayman- domiciled open-ended feeder fund, the Aramid/Thomas All Asset Preservation fund.
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