Finisterre Credit Fund wins 2013 HFMWeek Award

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Press release from Finisterre Capital

The Finisterre Credit Fund, Finisterre Capital’s $550m emerging market-focused credit strategy, has been voted best credit fund with over $300m in assets at the 2013 HFMWeek European Performance Awards.

This marks the fourth time that Finisterre Capital, the long/short emerging market total return specialist, has won a performance award for one of its funds at the HFMWeek event, and the second time the Credit Fund has been recognised. In 2010, Finisterre Capital’s Sovereign Debt Fund was named ‘Best Fixed Income Fund’ while its Special Situations Fund – later renamed the Finisterre Credit Fund - was voted winner of the ‘Best Newcomer (Other)’ category. At the 2012 awards, Finisterre’s Sovereign Debt Fund was named Best Emerging Markets Fund.

The HFMWeek award is given to companies that have outperformed their peer group over the course of 2012, and is judged both quantitatively and qualitatively. The award specifically assesses financial progress, growth and innovation.

Rafael Biosse Duplan, Portfolio Manager of the Credit Fund, commented: “Emerging market credit has been and continues to be an attractive asset class. Overall, it can offer high returns with low volatility, and this award from HFMWeek recognises the superior returns we are able to deliver to our investors.”



Finisterre Capital LLP, founded in 2002, is an emerging markets specialist dedicated to delivering risk-controlled, total return investment strategies to the institutional marketplace. The firm manages emerging markets funds in a variety of asset classes, including sovereign debt, local currency debt, foreign exchange, corporate credit and special situations.

Finisterre’s funds are all actively managed and include the Sovereign Debt Fund, which uses a top-down macro approach to emerging market sovereign debt; the Global Opportunity Fund, which has a portfolio of sovereign and corporate debt, foreign exchange, interest rates and equity; and the Finisterre Credit Fund, which concentrates on long/short corporate credit.

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