Franklin Templeton has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled fund range - Franklin Templeton Alternatives funds (FTAF).
This new hedge fund range offers European investors access to liquid hedge fund strategies in a Ucits format with daily liquidity and transparency from K2 Advisors through their Managed Accounts Platform (MAP).
The new FTAF range will be offered as part of K2 Advisors' expanded hedge fund solutioning business model.
These hedge fund strategies will form a part of K2 Advisors' business model and will be available to clients for discretionary/advisory mandates; portfolio completion; and manager access.
The five new liquid hedge fund solutions are:
⦁ Franklin K2 Bardin Hill Arbitrage Ucits
⦁ Franklin K2 Chilton Equity Long Short Ucits
⦁ Franklin K2 Electron Global Ucits
⦁ Franklin K2 Ellington Structured Credit Ucits
⦁ Franklin K2 Wellington Technology Long Short Ucits
Bill Santos, senior managing director, K2 Advisors said: "We are introducing to the marketplace non-European hedge fund managers via the Ucits regulatory framework. These managers offer differentiated styles of alpha generation and risks, that are beneficial in providing robust diversification to investors. Our focus is to partner with our clients and be an extension of their team. As part of the offering, we will deliver the full capabilities of K2 Advisors' manager research, portfolio construction, risk analytics and technology, in a complete and transparent manner."