The Geneva based company; Winterman Asset Management SA, has been set up to offer discretionary management services to the group’s existing client base and is targeting high net worth individuals who wish to gain access to hedge funds and specialist trading vehicles.
Regulated in Switzerland, Winterman Asset Management SA has also developed ties in the UK with former Man International Chairman, David Anderson, through his FSA registered firm, Anderson Quantrend.
Commenting on the tie up Mr Anderson said “Having developed Anderson Quantrend’s specialist ‘fund of hedge funds’ the Alta fund, we have been looking for a partnership with a suitable group to market the fund and to develop further specialist funds. Winterman Asset Management had the necessary marketing credentials through the Winterman Group to ensure a good fit with AQL.”
Further partnerships have been signed with Insch Capital Management AG, a Swiss based specialist forex investment firm run by Christopher Cruden, formerly Managing Director of Tamiso & Co LLC, New York.
Insch’s investment system is a trend-following, algorithmic trading strategy that is usually only available to institutional clients. Key to the system’s success has been rigorous risk management, trade-on-trade risk equivalency and portfolio diversification within the asset class. Going forward, high net worth clients of Winterman Asset Management SA will be able to select their desired level of leverage in the Insch system and gain access with a reduced investment minimum.
With a specialisation in the private equity field, the company is also to launch a fund that incorporates Private Equity, Forex and hedge fund exposure. The fund is expected to be launched later in the year.
Commenting on the launch, Director Sara Stockdale said “We have been discussing a Swiss operation for some time. The Swiss system offers some very good tax structuring situations for high net worth clients and also has a solid gold reputation for integrity, efficiency and privacy when dealing with clients, something that we, as a company, value highly. Our operation in Geneva will be expanded over the coming 18 months to incorporate further products for high net worth clients which are aimed at mitigating tax while maintaining high performance levels.”
More information can be gained from the company’s website. Website currently offers information on the company and forex trading facilities through its affiliation with Easy-Forex.
Winterman Asset Management SA is a member of and is regulated by, Polyreg, in accordance with the provisions of Art. 60 et seq of the Swiss Civil Code ("ZGB"). Pursuant to § 22 of the statutes of Polyreg, the regulations set out the duties of care provided for in Chapter 2 of the Federal Law of 10 October 1997 ("GwG"; SR 955.0) to combat money-laundering in the financial sector and stipulate how these duties are to be fulfilled.