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Longchamp Absolute Return Fund

Longchamp Absolute Return Strategy Overview

The goal of the Longchamp Absolute Return Fund (the « Fund ») is to seek to deliver an annualized performance net of fees higher than that of EONIA capitalized +1% over the recommended investment period of 5 years minimum, through the selection of diversified funds mainly exhibiting an absolute return objective.

Longchamp Asset Management (“Longchamp AM”) is an employee-owned asset management company founded in 2013, authorized and regulated by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (GP-13000009).

The Fund is now listed on Euronext Fund Service Paris.

  • Seeks to deliver a steady stream of uncorrelated returns (compared to that of traditional asset classes) through a highly convicted allocation and a dynamic portfolio management
  • Diversification in terms of strategies (countries and/or sectors) as well as asset classes through allocations in UCITS funds, most of which have an absolute return focus
  • Fund selection based on quantitative and qualitative analysis as well as a thorough due diligence process
  • Historical annualized volatility capped at 6% maximum

Performance as of 08/02/2019

NAVMTDYTDLTD
1,118.20€-0.62%2.64%11.82%
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Past performance is not an indicator of future performance.

Details

Objective
  • Deliver an annualized performance net of fees higher than that of EONIA capitalized +1% over the recommended investment period of 5 years minimum, through the selection of diversified funds mainly exhibiting an absolute return objective
Investment Universe
  • The Fund may hold up to 100% of its net assets in “Equity”, “Flexible” or “Money Market” UCITS funds. Portfolio management team will mostly seek to allocate to absolute return funds:
    • Equity, fixed income, convertible arbitrage, event driven, CTAs and global macros
  • Additionally, the portfolio management team may, to support their investment thesis and from time to time, hold positions in:
    • Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) for no more than 20% of the Fund’s net asset value
    • Equity shares of companies listed in countries part of the OECD, EMTNs and BMTNs
  • According to market conditions, the Fund may hold up to 100% of its net asset value in debt securities or money market instruments
Investment Process
  • Investment decisions are discretionary and rely mainly on the combination of:
    • « Top down » analysis
    • « Bottom-up » analysis
Allocation Decision
  • Allocations seek to be more strategic rather than tactical; changes are expected to be conducted granularly
  • Decision to allocate to each fund will mostly depend on return expectations considering their risk profile and risks associated with the position
  • Further details on the Fund’s allocation guidelines are available in the prospectus

Fund Facts

Legal Structure:Fonds Commun de Placement (« FCP ») UCITS français
Umbrella Fund:N/A
Fund Manager:Longchamp Asset Management SAS
Passporting:Approved in France
Base Currency:EUR
Other Currency Share Classes:N/A
Liquidity:Weekly (every Friday that is a Business Day)
Dealing Deadline (Subscription):12:00 midday French time 1 Business Day prior to the relevant Dealing Day
Dealing Deadline (Redemption):12:00 midday French time 1 Business Day prior to the relevant Dealing Day
Settlement Date (Subscription): Business Days after the relevant Dealing Day
Settlement Date (Redemption): Business Days after the relevant Dealing Day

Key Professionals

David Armstrong
President – Managing Director

David is Chief Executive Officer at Longchamp Asset Management, which he founded in 2013. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc, heading the investment bank’s Funds and Fund Linked business globally. In particular, he was in charge of the FundLogic UCITS Platform and served as President of the French asset management company, FundLogic SAS. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, David had spent fourteen years within the Global Equity and Derivatives Solutions division at Société Générale. After joining the group in Paris, David moved to Milan to head the global capital markets operations including all Equity and Fixed Income activities. He also chaired the Italian alternative asset management company, Lyxor SGR. Thereafter, he moved to New York to head up Structured Products Sales for the Americas. David holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from EDHEC, Lille, France.

Isabelle Mérou
Portfolio Manager

Isabelle is Junior Porfolio Manager at Longchamp Asset Management. In particular, she is dedicated to fund structuration, multi-management funds and wealth management mandates.
Previously, Isabelle worked at Société Générale Bank and Trust (SGBT) in the Cross Assets OTC Derivatives dealing desk. She worked on several projects including portfolio review, restructuration, strategy implementation and development as well as regulatory issues. Before joining SGBT, Isabelle worked at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking (SGCIB) as Foreign Exchange Derivatives and Structured Products Sales.
Isabelle holds an Engineering Diploma in Financial Engineering from the Léonard de Vinci Graduate School of Engineering.

Risk Profile

An investment in the Longchamp Absolute Return Fund may expose an investor to the following risks (further detailed in the Fund’s prospectus):

  • Capital loss risk
  • Risk associated with discretionary management
  • Equity Risk
  • Risk associated with investments in equities of small cap companies
  • Risk associated with investments in emerging markets
  • Interest rate risk
  • Credit risk
  • Risk associated with high-yield bond investment
  • Currency risk

Fund Share Class Details

* Reference share classes used to report NAVs, Daily, MTD, YTD and LTD performances.
** Includes a maximum of 0.20% p.a. administration fees covering for service providers (custodian, administrator, audit, KIIDs, etc).

Overview

Longchamp Absolute Return Strategy Overview

The goal of the Longchamp Absolute Return Fund (the « Fund ») is to seek to deliver an annualized performance net of fees higher than that of EONIA capitalized +1% over the recommended investment period of 5 years minimum, through the selection of diversified funds mainly exhibiting an absolute return objective.

Longchamp Asset Management (“Longchamp AM”) is an employee-owned asset management company founded in 2013, authorized and regulated by the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (GP-13000009).

The Fund is now listed on Euronext Fund Service Paris.

  • Seeks to deliver a steady stream of uncorrelated returns (compared to that of traditional asset classes) through a highly convicted allocation and a dynamic portfolio management
  • Diversification in terms of strategies (countries and/or sectors) as well as asset classes through allocations in UCITS funds, most of which have an absolute return focus
  • Fund selection based on quantitative and qualitative analysis as well as a thorough due diligence process
  • Historical annualized volatility capped at 6% maximum
Performance

Performance as of 08/02/2019

NAVMTDYTDLTD
1,118.20€-0.62%2.64%11.82%
Loading

Past performance is not an indicator of future performance.

Details

Details

Objective
  • Deliver an annualized performance net of fees higher than that of EONIA capitalized +1% over the recommended investment period of 5 years minimum, through the selection of diversified funds mainly exhibiting an absolute return objective
Investment Universe
  • The Fund may hold up to 100% of its net assets in “Equity”, “Flexible” or “Money Market” UCITS funds. Portfolio management team will mostly seek to allocate to absolute return funds:
    • Equity, fixed income, convertible arbitrage, event driven, CTAs and global macros
  • Additionally, the portfolio management team may, to support their investment thesis and from time to time, hold positions in:
    • Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) for no more than 20% of the Fund’s net asset value
    • Equity shares of companies listed in countries part of the OECD, EMTNs and BMTNs
  • According to market conditions, the Fund may hold up to 100% of its net asset value in debt securities or money market instruments
Investment Process
  • Investment decisions are discretionary and rely mainly on the combination of:
    • « Top down » analysis
    • « Bottom-up » analysis
Allocation Decision
  • Allocations seek to be more strategic rather than tactical; changes are expected to be conducted granularly
  • Decision to allocate to each fund will mostly depend on return expectations considering their risk profile and risks associated with the position
  • Further details on the Fund’s allocation guidelines are available in the prospectus
Fund Facts

Fund Facts

Legal Structure:Fonds Commun de Placement (« FCP ») UCITS français
Umbrella Fund:N/A
Fund Manager:Longchamp Asset Management SAS
Passporting:Approved in France
Base Currency:EUR
Other Currency Share Classes:N/A
Liquidity:Weekly (every Friday that is a Business Day)
Dealing Deadline (Subscription):12:00 midday French time 1 Business Day prior to the relevant Dealing Day
Dealing Deadline (Redemption):12:00 midday French time 1 Business Day prior to the relevant Dealing Day
Settlement Date (Subscription): Business Days after the relevant Dealing Day
Settlement Date (Redemption): Business Days after the relevant Dealing Day
Key Professionals

Key Professionals

David Armstrong
President – Managing Director

David is Chief Executive Officer at Longchamp Asset Management, which he founded in 2013. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc, heading the investment bank’s Funds and Fund Linked business globally. In particular, he was in charge of the FundLogic UCITS Platform and served as President of the French asset management company, FundLogic SAS. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, David had spent fourteen years within the Global Equity and Derivatives Solutions division at Société Générale. After joining the group in Paris, David moved to Milan to head the global capital markets operations including all Equity and Fixed Income activities. He also chaired the Italian alternative asset management company, Lyxor SGR. Thereafter, he moved to New York to head up Structured Products Sales for the Americas. David holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from EDHEC, Lille, France.

Isabelle Mérou
Portfolio Manager

Isabelle is Junior Porfolio Manager at Longchamp Asset Management. In particular, she is dedicated to fund structuration, multi-management funds and wealth management mandates.
Previously, Isabelle worked at Société Générale Bank and Trust (SGBT) in the Cross Assets OTC Derivatives dealing desk. She worked on several projects including portfolio review, restructuration, strategy implementation and development as well as regulatory issues. Before joining SGBT, Isabelle worked at Société Générale Corporate and Investment Banking (SGCIB) as Foreign Exchange Derivatives and Structured Products Sales.
Isabelle holds an Engineering Diploma in Financial Engineering from the Léonard de Vinci Graduate School of Engineering.

Risk Profile

Risk Profile

An investment in the Longchamp Absolute Return Fund may expose an investor to the following risks (further detailed in the Fund’s prospectus):

  • Capital loss risk
  • Risk associated with discretionary management
  • Equity Risk
  • Risk associated with investments in equities of small cap companies
  • Risk associated with investments in emerging markets
  • Interest rate risk
  • Credit risk
  • Risk associated with high-yield bond investment
  • Currency risk
Shares

Fund Share Class Details

* Reference share classes used to report NAVs, Daily, MTD, YTD and LTD performances.
** Includes a maximum of 0.20% p.a. administration fees covering for service providers (custodian, administrator, audit, KIIDs, etc).

    Access to the products presented on this website may be subject to restrictions regarding certain investor profiles and / or countries. REMINDER OF COUNTRIES HAVING AUTHORIZED PASSPORTING Information about products described in this website is exclusively dedicated to sophisticated prospective, institutional or qualified investors in jurisdictions where distributing these products would not be contrary to local laws and regulations. Please find here below a list of the “Passporting” status of the products for which information is provided on this website:   NO OFFER None of the information contained in this website constitutes a solicitation or offer by Longchamp Asset Management or its affiliates (together “Longchamp Asset Management”) to buy or sell any securities, futures, options or other financial instruments or to participate in any other strategy. Information about products described in this website is exclusively dedicated to sophisticated prospective, professional clients or institutional or qualified investors in jurisdictions where distributing these products would not be contrary to local laws and regulations. Pricing and other information generated through the use of data made available herein may not reflect actual prices or values that would be available in the market at the time provided or at the time that the user may want to purchase or sell a particular security or other instrument. Information contained in the website does not constitute an offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction in which such distribution or offer is not authorized or where they are not available for distribution in the jurisdiction of the reader of this information. In particular, the information in the Website is not for distribution in the United States. SELLING RESTRICTIONS No offering of the products described on this website, or possession or distribution of any offering material in relation thereto, is permitted in any jurisdiction unless in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, codes, directives, orders and/or regulatory requirements, rules and guidance in force. The products described in this website may be subject to restrictions with regard to (i) persons or (ii) countries under national regulations. As a visitor of this website, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to respect all applicable laws and regulations. The visitor of this website should make its own assessment to invest into any product presented in this website. Any securities referred to on this website, or any offering material in relation thereto, will not be registered under the Securities Act. This Website is not directed to persons who are residents of the United States or to any country where the FundLogic Funds are not authorised for distribution or in which the dissemination of information regarding the FundLogic Funds on the World Wide Web is not permitted. The products described on this website may not be offered, sold, transferred or delivered directly or indirectly in the United States to, or for the account or benefit of, any U.S. Person (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act). Should an Internet Protocol resolution search indicate that your access to this website is coming from the United States, it is therefore subject to certain restrictions. The securities on this website have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States or to or for the account of U.S persons. Please contact us, should you evaluate this information is incorrect, and for any further information request. Longchamp Asset Management Email : ir@longchamp-am.com Tel : +33 1 71 70 40 30 The information contained in the website is for information purposes only and is not an offer (or solicitation of an offer) to buy/sell or borrow/lend the securities mentioned or to participate in any particular trading strategy. By clicking this box, I expressly acknowledge and confirm that I am not a U.S. Person (as defined in Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended), nor am I acting on behalf of a U.S. Person. OFFERING CIRCULAR OR PROSPECTUS An offering circular or prospectus (the “Offering Documents”) referring to a specific product will be available on this website. Potential investors should base any investment decision they make solely on the basis of information contained in the Offering Documents and should read the information contained therein carefully, in particular the description of risk factors associated with any structured products. The products described on this website have been issued by Longchamp Asset Management or third party issuers. All information on this website and the Offering Documents with respect to any third party entity not affiliated with Longchamp Asset Management has been provided by, and is the sole responsibility of, such third party and has not been independently verified by Longchamp Asset Management or any other independent third party and Longchamp Asset Management accepts no liability for such information. NO INVESTMENT ADVICE Information made available on this website should not be considered as investment advice or any form of personal recommendation to purchase products described thereon. Users should consult their independent financial or other applicable advisor(s) before investing in the products described on this website. HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE Past performance information contained on this website is not indicative of future results. INDICATIVE PRICES All prices or values are indicative only, and may vary significantly from executable prices or from prices obtained from elsewhere. Price and availability of the securities are subject to change without notice. USE OF LINKS This website contains links to third party websites. These links are provided only as a convenience. The inclusion of any link is not and does not imply an affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, approval, investigation, verification or monitoring by Longchamp Asset Management of any information contained in any third party website. In no event shall Longchamp Asset Management be responsible for the information contained on that site or your use of or inability to use such site. You should also be aware that the terms and conditions of such site and the site’s privacy policy may be different from those applicable to your use of this website. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY Neither Longchamp Asset Management, nor any of its affiliates, directors, officers or employees, will be liable or have any responsibility of any kind for any loss or damage that you incur in the event of any failure or interruption of this website, or resulting from interception by third parties of any information or services made available to you via this website or the act or omission of any other party involved in making this website, the data contained herein or the products or services offered on this website available to you, or from any other cause relating to your access to, inability to access, or use of the website or these materials, whether or not the circumstances giving rise to such cause may have been within the control of Longchamp Asset Management. Neither Longchamp Asset Management, nor any of its affiliates, directors, officers or employees, will be liable or have any responsibility of any kind for any loss or damage that you incur if you use a link to this site. Longchamp Asset Management shall prohibit anyone from creating such a link without its prior express authorization. In no event will Longchamp Asset Management or any such parties be liable to you, whether in contract or tort, for any direct, special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages or any other damages of any kind even if Longchamp Asset Management or any other such party has been advised of the possibility thereof. This limitation on liability includes, but is not limited to, the transmission of any viruses which may infect a user’s equipment, failure of mechanical or electronic equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems (e.g., you cannot access your internet service provider), unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, strikes or other labor problems or any force majeure.

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    Access to the products presented on this website may be subject to restrictions regarding certain investor profiles and / or countries. REMINDER OF COUNTRIES HAVING AUTHORIZED PASSPORTING Information about products described in this website is exclusively dedicated to sophisticated prospective, institutional or qualified investors in jurisdictions where distributing these products would not be contrary to local laws and regulations. Please find here below a list of the “Passporting” status of the products for which information is provided on this website:   NO OFFER None of the information contained in this website constitutes a solicitation or offer by Longchamp Asset Management or its affiliates (together “Longchamp Asset Management”) to buy or sell any securities, futures, options or other financial instruments or to participate in any other strategy. Information about products described in this website is exclusively dedicated to sophisticated prospective, professional clients or institutional or qualified investors in jurisdictions where distributing these products would not be contrary to local laws and regulations. Pricing and other information generated through the use of data made available herein may not reflect actual prices or values that would be available in the market at the time provided or at the time that the user may want to purchase or sell a particular security or other instrument. Information contained in the website does not constitute an offer to buy any securities in any jurisdiction in which such distribution or offer is not authorized or where they are not available for distribution in the jurisdiction of the reader of this information. In particular, the information in the Website is not for distribution in the United States. SELLING RESTRICTIONS No offering of the products described on this website, or possession or distribution of any offering material in relation thereto, is permitted in any jurisdiction unless in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations, codes, directives, orders and/or regulatory requirements, rules and guidance in force. The products described in this website may be subject to restrictions with regard to (i) persons or (ii) countries under national regulations. As a visitor of this website, it is your responsibility to be aware of and to respect all applicable laws and regulations. The visitor of this website should make its own assessment to invest into any product presented in this website. Any securities referred to on this website, or any offering material in relation thereto, will not be registered under the Securities Act. This Website is not directed to persons who are residents of the United States or to any country where the FundLogic Funds are not authorised for distribution or in which the dissemination of information regarding the FundLogic Funds on the World Wide Web is not permitted. The products described on this website may not be offered, sold, transferred or delivered directly or indirectly in the United States to, or for the account or benefit of, any U.S. Person (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act). Should an Internet Protocol resolution search indicate that your access to this website is coming from the United States, it is therefore subject to certain restrictions. The securities on this website have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered, sold or delivered within the United States or to or for the account of U.S persons. Please contact us, should you evaluate this information is incorrect, and for any further information request. Longchamp Asset Management Email : ir@longchamp-am.com Tel : +33 1 71 70 40 30 The information contained in the website is for information purposes only and is not an offer (or solicitation of an offer) to buy/sell or borrow/lend the securities mentioned or to participate in any particular trading strategy. By clicking this box, I expressly acknowledge and confirm that I am not a U.S. Person (as defined in Regulation S of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended), nor am I acting on behalf of a U.S. Person. OFFERING CIRCULAR OR PROSPECTUS An offering circular or prospectus (the “Offering Documents”) referring to a specific product will be available on this website. Potential investors should base any investment decision they make solely on the basis of information contained in the Offering Documents and should read the information contained therein carefully, in particular the description of risk factors associated with any structured products. The products described on this website have been issued by Longchamp Asset Management or third party issuers. All information on this website and the Offering Documents with respect to any third party entity not affiliated with Longchamp Asset Management has been provided by, and is the sole responsibility of, such third party and has not been independently verified by Longchamp Asset Management or any other independent third party and Longchamp Asset Management accepts no liability for such information. NO INVESTMENT ADVICE Information made available on this website should not be considered as investment advice or any form of personal recommendation to purchase products described thereon. Users should consult their independent financial or other applicable advisor(s) before investing in the products described on this website. HISTORICAL PERFORMANCE Past performance information contained on this website is not indicative of future results. INDICATIVE PRICES All prices or values are indicative only, and may vary significantly from executable prices or from prices obtained from elsewhere. Price and availability of the securities are subject to change without notice. USE OF LINKS This website contains links to third party websites. These links are provided only as a convenience. The inclusion of any link is not and does not imply an affiliation, sponsorship, endorsement, approval, investigation, verification or monitoring by Longchamp Asset Management of any information contained in any third party website. In no event shall Longchamp Asset Management be responsible for the information contained on that site or your use of or inability to use such site. You should also be aware that the terms and conditions of such site and the site’s privacy policy may be different from those applicable to your use of this website. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY Neither Longchamp Asset Management, nor any of its affiliates, directors, officers or employees, will be liable or have any responsibility of any kind for any loss or damage that you incur in the event of any failure or interruption of this website, or resulting from interception by third parties of any information or services made available to you via this website or the act or omission of any other party involved in making this website, the data contained herein or the products or services offered on this website available to you, or from any other cause relating to your access to, inability to access, or use of the website or these materials, whether or not the circumstances giving rise to such cause may have been within the control of Longchamp Asset Management. Neither Longchamp Asset Management, nor any of its affiliates, directors, officers or employees, will be liable or have any responsibility of any kind for any loss or damage that you incur if you use a link to this site. Longchamp Asset Management shall prohibit anyone from creating such a link without its prior express authorization. In no event will Longchamp Asset Management or any such parties be liable to you, whether in contract or tort, for any direct, special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages or any other damages of any kind even if Longchamp Asset Management or any other such party has been advised of the possibility thereof. This limitation on liability includes, but is not limited to, the transmission of any viruses which may infect a user’s equipment, failure of mechanical or electronic equipment or communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems (e.g., you cannot access your internet service provider), unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, strikes or other labor problems or any force majeure.

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