TORONTO (HedgeWorld.com)–BluMont Capital Corp., formerly known as iPerform, launched its first multi-manager principal guaranteed fund, as part of its strategic alliance with Man Investment Products*, London.
The retail fund, BluMont Man-IP 220 Series 1 Note, is modeled on existing Man-IP 220 offerings, which combine hedge funds managed by Man Glenwood and futures trading via Man’s AHL Diversified Program. Fund managers are aiming for a return of 18% per year with the fund, something Man has been able to achieve with past IP 220 issues.
Man raised US$670 million with the IP 200 Series 4 Ltd. Previous HedgeWorld Story And Man recently launched a registered hedge fund of funds for U.S. high net worth investors, a fund that is managed by Glenwood.
Bryan Nykoliation, vice president in marketing for BluMont, said the firm is stressing lack of correlation and potential performance over the fund’s guarantee, which he likened to an air bag on a car. “I wouldn’t buy a car without an air bag,” but that that’s not the reason for buying the car, he said. Investors should be more focused on the fund’s expected low correlation with stocks and bonds, he said.