James Clunie has developed a strong reputation for managing absolute return strategies. Prior to joining Jupiter, he worked at Scottish Widows Investment Partnership as an Investment Director of equities, and managed a long/short equity fund and UK long-only funds. James was a senior lecturer in finance at the University of Edinburgh between 2003 and 2007, prior to which he worked as Head of Global Equities at Aberdeen Asset Management and Director and Head of Asset Allocation at Murray Johnstone International. James gained a degree and PhD from Edinburgh University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
The Fund seeks to generate absolute return, over a 3 year rolling period, independent of market conditions, by investing on a global basis. The Fund invests in a global portfolio of equities, equity related securities (including derivatives), cash, near cash, fixed interest securities, currency exchange transactions, index linked securities, money market instruments (MMIs) and deposits. At times the portfolio may be concentrated in any one or a combination of such assets and, as well as holding physical long positions the Manager may create synthetic long and short positions through derivatives.
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