Arqaam Capital Launches Global Macro Hedge Fund

March, 2017

Arqaam Capital, the specialist emerging markets investment bank, today announced it has launched a global macro multi-asset fund as part of its growth-led strategy and diversification into the alternatives space.

The Arqaam Global Macro Fund (“AGMF”) is a global macro systematic fund invested in liquid and transparent global markets. It has its origins in a combined technology and trading experience, acquired by team members over decades at Arqaam Capital, Areski Capital LLP, and top-tier international investment banks and leading hedge fund managers. The fund will be managed by Areski Iberrakene as Chief Investment Officer. 

Areski Iberrakene has a proven track record of more than twenty years across all asset classes and geographies. Prior to co-founding Areski Capital, Areski was global Co-Head of Equity and Credit Derivatives at Dresdner Kleinwort managing a team of 250 professionals across New York, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Tokyo. He also managed proprietary activities across different trading styles and multiple economic cycles.

“The launch of Arqaam’s global macro fund is yet another key milestone for our alternative investments business as we continue to implement our diversified model and growth-led strategy,’ said Dennis Wijsmuller, Group Chief Operating Officer of Arqaam Capital. “The current turbulence in global markets is making it quite difficult for investors to generate attractive returns without having to weather higher volatility. Our fund leverages global macro trends with a flexible and dynamic multi-asset portfolio that aims to generate positive returns in different market conditions and provide investors with solutions to their investment objectives in all market environments.”

Commenting on the launch of the fund, Areski Iberrakene said: “We are very excited about this next stage in the evolution of the strategy we have been working on for some time. I believe that the Arqaam platform gives us a stronger opportunity to grow assets and awareness of our unique strategy given its multi-asset, liquid and de-correlated profile.”

AGMF aims to deliver an all-weather multi-strategy combining three core strategies, each one with a different risk-return sensitivity to various market cycles. Risk premia investing captures the excess returns from being exposed to certain market risks across major asset classes and risk factors while relative value investing results from pricing discrepancies between related or correlated securities. Tail Risk Investing generates significant returns in periods of market dislocation.