Aberdeen Standard Investments and HFR launch strategic partnership for investable hedge fund index trackers

16 September 2019

Aberdeen Standard Investments publishes on its website:

“Aberdeen Standard Investments (ASI), a leading global asset manager, has signed an exclusive licence agreement with Hedge Fund Research, Inc. (HFR), the established global leader in the indexation, analysis and research of the global hedge fund industry to launch a series of products that will track a range of investable hedge fund indices in a new and innovative manner.

As part of this arrangement, ASI have incorporated a monthly priced strategy designed to track the HFRI 500, comprised of 500 hedge funds across a broad range of strategies. The investment strategy will subsequently allow access to HFR’s investable index family, with circa 30 underlying investable hedge fund strategies and sub-strategies giving investors the opportunity to choose those most suited to their needs.

In time ASI will also offer tracking funds for thematic indices. The partnership also provides a platform for HFR to create further custom indices on behalf of clients. ASI may then offer investors access to vehicles that will track these HFR indices.

The signing of the agreement follows the successful launch of the ASI HFRI-I Liquid Alternatives strategy, an investment strategy which tracks the performance of an index of around 180 UCITS hedge funds. The strategy launched in February for has grown quickly to $650 million in assets under management.**”

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