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The newly-rated names in Alt Ucits selectors need to know

The newly-rated names in Alt Ucits selectors need to know

In this round-up, research analyst Tania Pérez showcases the star performers posting ratings-worthy performances in Alternative Ucits for the month of March.

In March 2017, there are a total of 154 rated managers in the Alternative Ucits, which is comprised of 19 fund managers who reached the highest accolade and are Citywire AAA rated. This is while 33 are AA rated, 43 A rated and 59 who are now Citywire + rated.

Debutants 

There are three first timers this month under our Alt Ucits ratings methodology:

Newly Citywire + rated Lionel Rayon of Schroders, who runs the Schroder ISF European Alpha Abs Return C Acc fund within the Alternative Ucits - Long/Short Equity sector, has been awarded with his first Citywire rating ever.

Meanwhile, Stefan Gretschel and Christian Roch, co-managers at Rheinische Portfolio, have been awarded with a Citywire + rating. They manage the Rheinische Portfolio fund, which sits in the Mixed Assets - Absolute Return EUR sector. 

Rising stars

Among the managers making their way up the ratings are Vinayak Potti of HSBC, who has achieved a AAA rating while running the HSBC GIF GEM Debt Total Return M1C EUR fund in Alternative Ucits - Bond Strategies. He climbed from a AA rating, which he achieved in November last year.

This is while the duo of Guillaume Jamet and Jean-Marie Lauren, who co-run the Lyxor Epsilon Global Trend I-EUR in the Alt Ucits – Managed Futures, are now Citywire AA-rated. Jamet has achieved his first AA rating since June 2016 while Lauren has earned his first AA rating ever. 

Moneta Asset Management’s Patrice Courty has achieved his first AA rating this month, having first been rated back in May 2015. Courty, who was consistently rated since entering the ratings, manages the Moneta Long Short fund within the Alternative Ucits – Long/Short.

Ones to watch

There are a number of managers who are newly rated and making an impression on their respective sector. For example, Marcello Fatticcioni has been awarded with a Citywire + rating, having last been rated in June 2016.

He manages the Gestielle Absolute Return and Gestielle Absolute Return Defensive funds both in Mixed Assets - Absolute Return EUR.

In brief these are the key figures for this month:

  • 619 eligible managers for a rating running 788 funds
  • 154 received a rating
  • 19 AAA
  • 33 AA
  • 43 A
  • 59 +

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