CFM IS Trends Trust
Paris-based Capital Fund Management (CFM), an alternative investment strategies firm represented in Australia by Winston Capital Partners, has launched the CFM IS Trends Trust (the Fund) for the Australian retail market.
According to CFM, the Fund provides investors with a global diversified exposure to Long Term Trend Following strategies across five global core asset classes and over 85 different markets.
Commenting on the launch, Steve Shepherd, CFM Head of Asia Pacific, said: "Trend following has been shown to work for the past 200 years – it’s a strategy which takes advantage of trends in a large range of global assets and markets."
He added: “CFM is one of only a handful of global investors to apply academic techniques to stringently test every investment strategy – and to be at the vanguard of the opportunity on offer from massive shifts in data proliferation globally."
The investment objective of the Fund is to achieve a long-term capital appreciation through returns that seek to be uncorrelated with traditional asset classes.
The Fund has been awarded a 'Recommended' rating by Lonsec, with Lonsec noting that “by undercutting the competition on fees, CFM has potential to disrupt a high margin sector”.