30th June 2016

Hedge Fund Manager of the Month

GL Asset Management specialises in alternative investments, and is known for its precision, rigour and experience in developing and managing innovative investment strategies.

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Hedge Fund Manager of the Month

Originally established in Switzerland as Blumfeldt & Sons, the company’s history dates back to 1908. Blumfeldt & Sons built a network of investment experts and served the financial interests of clients in Europe. Later, German Lilleväli and Werner Blumfeldt developed a successful partnership, and in 2013 German combined the assets within GL Asset Management.

GL Asset Management values precise human minds. The owner of the firm is a keen chess enthusiast and the team prides itself in attracting some of the top mathematicians and economists. The ethos of GL Asset Management is the understanding that precision counts.

We believe that delivering enhanced returns and capital preservation over the long term requires a rigorous and precise application of incisive intellect, skilled management and significant investment resources. At

GL Asset Management, we offer multiple investment strategies to help our clients meet their investment objectives.
We manage absolute return strategies focused on generating consistent positive returns, regardless of the movements in the underlying market. One of our key investment propositions is Statistical Arbitrage (Stat Arb), a market neural investment strategy that seeks to profit from pricing inefficiencies between two stocks (pairs) identified using mathematical models and algorithms. Similar strategies are successfully used by world’s leading hedge funds to generate stable returns while reducing volatility in the portfolio. Trading exclusively on US exchanges in liquid stocks with market capitalisation of over $3bn, we exploit price imbalances by using proprietary mathematical models and rigorous risk management processes. On average, the strategy seeks to generate 12% annual returns with 2% volatility, thus enabling stable appreciation of investment, while minimizing market risk.

For clients seeking absolute returns via exposure to Long/Short equity strategies, we have a team of experienced portfolio managers that apply a systemic investment approach to managing Global and European investment strategies. We also offer tailored solutions to clients preferring directional investment strategies that seek to generate long-term capital growth by taking long market positions. We help these clients gain exposure to individual sectors and markets where alpha can be generated, across Global and European markets.

Our investment philosophy is deeply rooted in contrarian thinking. We believe that superior returns come from a consistent challenge of conventional thinking at every point. Valuations reflect consensus views – taking advantage of valuation inefficiencies requires taking a contrarian view to understand what other investors are misinterpreting, and thereby what they are mispricing.

Our experience in asset management dates back to the turn of the 19th century. Our outlook is unashamedly modern, embracing, combining and capitalising on the latest breakthroughs in mathematics, engineering and IT. We develop ideas and analysis that drive new perspectives, new products and new paths to growth.

Name: GL Asset Management
Email: [email protected]
Web Address:
Address: Stockerstrasse 57, 8002 Zürich, Switzerland
Telephone: 41 (0) 44 222 11 50

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