(PRWEB) January 31, 2013
Eiffel Investment Group is pleased and honored to announce that its long-short European credit fund, Eiffel Credit Opportunities, has won a “New Fund of the Year” award at the Eurohedge Awards 2012. The Eurohedge Awards are one of the most prestigious awards in the European hedge fund industry. Winners were announced by Eurohedge on January 24th, 2013, in London. Eiffel Credit Opportunities was chosen as the best “New Fund of the Year” (in a category comprising macro, fixed income & relative value funds), among seven highly performing nominees, based on its exceptional performance and Sharpe ratio in 2012.
About the Eiffel Credit Opportunities fund
Eiffel Credit Opportunities is a long-short European credit fund. It makes discretionary investments in credit instruments of European corporate and financial institutions, using bonds, loans and CDS. The strategy relies on a bottom-up, research-driven approach for credit selection. The portfolio consists of a limited number of high conviction catalyst-driven long and short core positions, plus more opportunistic trading positions. Deployment and exposure are managed dynamically with reference to credit market regime.
The Fund was incepted on 1 December 2011 and gained more than 20% in 2012 with a Sharpe ratio of more than 2. The strategy has a three year track record.
The fund manager, Emmanuel Weyd, has 20 years of experience of the European credit markets. Before joining Eiffel Investment Group early 2009, he was a Managing Director on the credit desk of J.P. Morgan's proprietary trading division (PPB) in London. He had previously been co-head of European Credit Research at J.P.Morgan and head of Debt Capital Markets for a European region at J.P.Morgan. Emmanuel is supported by a team of four research analysts and a team of four operations & risk professionals, using the state-of-the-art infrastructure of Eiffel Investment Group.
About Eiffel Investment Group
Eiffel Investment Group is a fundamental investor in European credit and equity. The firm manages over EUR 300 million of proprietary and third party assets in a range of absolute return strategies: long-short credit, long-short sector-focused equity and long-term credit. The team relies on a research-intensive investment approach to identify attractive alpha generating investment opportunities.
Eiffel Investment Group is an independent firm, owned by its team alongside former Louis Dreyfus group Chairman & CEO Jacques Veyrat (the company was created end 2008 as an asset management division of the Louis Dreyfus group and spun-off mid-2011).
The firm and its principals have invested EUR 100 million in the funds managed by Eiffel Investment Group, ensuring a very strong alignment of interests with investors and a constant focus on risk management.