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Schroders strengthens alternatives with Schroder GAIA Helix launch

05/12/2018

Schroders is today announcing the launch of its innovative new fund, Schroder GAIA Helix (Helix), a single access point for investors looking to harness an optimal blend of Schroders’ alpha-generating strategies.

Helix has been designed for investors looking to boost their exposures to highly-liquid, multi-strategy alternative funds, aimed at delivering returns with low market correlations.

The fund will be hosted on the Schroder GAIA platform and will predominantly comprise of long/short and long-only alpha equity strategies offered within a daily-dealing UCITS framework.

Helix will also seek to diversify across credit, fixed income and foreign exchange asset classes, subject to market opportunities.

It will be managed by Robert Donald, Chief Investment Officer for Helix, supported by the broader Helix investment team. They will allocate capital to the fund’s underlying investment sleeves, managed by Schroders' investment professionals, as part of their existing funds.

Robert joined Schroders in January 2017 from hedge fund Brummer & Partners, where he had been a Portfolio Manager. He has also previously worked at Soros and GLG Partners where he co-managed its multi-manager European Long/Short Fund.

Robert Donald, Chief Investment Officer, Helix, Schroders, commented:

“Helix will bring a strong and attractive blend of Schroders’ alpha-generating investment expertise to investors. The fund has been designed for investors looking to access multi-strategy funds that aim to offer consistent and attractive returns with low correlations to markets.

“Growing Schroders’ alternatives and hedge fund capabilities are strategic objectives for the firm. We believe we are well positioned to draw on a strong pool of investment talent to deliver a highly differentiated product for the ultimate benefit of our clients.”