Syz AM adds global equity premia fund to Oyster range

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Syz AM adds global equity premia fund to Oyster range

Geneva-headquartered Syz Asset Management has strengthened its quantitative product offering with the launch of the Oyster Equity Premia Global fund.

The strategy, whose inception dates back to 15 December 2017, seeks to exploit inefficiencies in equity markets through a liquid long/short approach with a near zero equity market beta over time.

The Oyster Equity Premia Global fund is managed by Syz AM’s co-heads of Quantitative Investment Solutions Guido Bolliger and Claude Cornioley alongside portfolio manager Benoît Vaucher.

With risk management being core to the investment process, the fund’s systematic approach supports the strategy’s strong reliance on data analysis aiming to generate both performance and control risk.

Bolliger, portfolio manager and co-head of Quantitative Investment Solutions, said: “Our solution focuses on premia present in equity markets and seeks to offer the prospect of stable, alpha-rich returns disconnected from broader market behaviour.”

Vaucher, portfolio manager, commented: “The fund aims to offer an alternative source of returns in an environment of low-rates and stretched valuations”.

Katia Coudray, CEO of Syz AM, noted: “The result of our investment in this new investment strategy, which represents an added expertise among our product range, has been quite satisfying. Our dedicated quantitative investment team is delivering performance consistent with our DNA of alpha-generation – but in this case, through a long/short, beta-neutral approach rather than long-only”.

The Oyster Equity Premia Global fund is registered in the following European countries: Luxembourg, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, France, Austria. It will be later available in other European countries.