Devet Capital Investments was voted the AIF Factor 2016 winner during ABN AMRO Clearing’s 5th Amsterdam Investor Forum held today. The fund successfully pitched their investment strategy and convinced a group of over 250 delegates, comprising of investment managers, institutional investors, Hedge funds allocators, high net worth individuals and a jury panel consisting of four industry experts. It was a very close call and a special mention goes to Mint Tower who came narrowly in second place by 0.6%.
“I cannot believe this” said Irene Perdomo, Principal & Founding Partner of Devet Capital Investments. “We are so pleased that our market neutral commodity investment strategy convinced this professional audience. They really liked our track record of consistent positive risk adjusted returns, with controlled drawdowns, with a strict risk management approach. This is achieved through an efficient combination of machines for trade selection and human intervention for the risk management.”
“We have had a great diversity of strategies presented to us this year again, and five impressive finalists” said Gildas Le Treut, Global Head of Prime at ABN AMRO Clearing . “I am especially pleased with the compelling and enthusiastic pitches delivered by the 5 five finalists. I would like to congratulate Devet Capital Investments for winning the AIF Factor. Their dynamism and the clarity of their presentation made a particular impression on the audience which led to a success in a very close race.”
AIF Factor - enabling Funds to explain their investment strategies
The AIF Factor is a competition that enables a selection of funds - active or prospective, of any size, location, investment target or style - to explain their investment strategies to professional investors.
Shortlisted for the final were:
- Serone Key Opportunities Fund of Serone Capital Management
- Mint Tower Arbitrage Fund of Mint Tower Capital Management
- Devet Capital of Devet Capital Investments
- Abrax Merger Arbitrage of Puzzle Capital
- Done Hedge Fund of Done Fund Management
The 5th edition of the Amsterdam Investor Forum
ABN AMRO Clearing held the event with the support of the ABN AMRO Private Banking’s Alternatives & Funds team. In its previous editions the AIF has gained wide recognition as the leading alternative investment conference in the Netherlands and this year successful forum positively reinforced this. For the 2016 jubilee edition ABN AMRO Clearing welcomed a fine selection of leading industry professionals. The companies represented included: 100 Women in Hedge Funds, Abbey Capital, AIMA, Albourne Partners Limited, APG, Architas, BlackRock, Candriam Investors Group, Cantab Capital Partners, Cardano, CIAM, CME Group, Crabel Capital Management, Deloitte, Finisterre Capital, In Ink (London), ISAM, Lansdowne Partners, Laven Partners, LGT, Lyxor Asset Management, Maples and Calder, M&G, Mint Tower, Murano Systems Connect, Neuflize OBC Investissements, Parus Finance, Pictet Alternative Advisors, PRI, Privium Fund Management, RCMA, Robeco, Saemor, Schroders, Tages Group and Unigestion.
About ABN AMRO Clearing
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