DUBLIN, 22nd November 2017 – Crabel Capital Management, LLC (“Crabel”) and ML Capital are pleased to formally announce the launch of the Crabel Advanced Trend UCITS Fund and the Crabel Gemini UCITS Fund, both of which are systematic absolute return trading strategies hosted on the MontLake UCITS Platform. MontLake is a leading independent platform for UCITS funds that provides investors with access to a range of liquid, transparent and regulated investment products domiciled in Dublin.
Crabel uses systematic trading strategies to capture persistent, explainable market anomalies to build robust diversified offerings. Crabel has developed several unique absolute return programs that seek to offer liquid, transparent and diversified investment options.
The Crabel Advanced Trend UCITS Fund is designed to efficiently capture long-term trend following returns with the objective of delivering a competitive risk-adjusted return with greater alpha relative to the broader trend following industry. In pursuing this objective, the Advanced Trend Program will employ multiple, price-driven, systematic strategies that participate in market trends across a diversified global portfolio of approximately 200 futures and foreign exchange instruments.
The Crabel Gemini UCITS Fund is a fully systematic portfolio of short holding period strategies designed to target structural market inefficiencies across a broadly diversified set of global futures and currency instruments. The portfolio is deliberately structured to provide low correlation to all asset classes and offers a unique source of returns with over 40 differentiated and stand-alone strategy frameworks composing the Program.
Speaking with Michael Pomada, Crabel Capital Management CEO, said: “We are excited to launch UCITS compliant funds for our Advanced Trend and Gemini portfolios. These products build on Crabel’s history of offering strategies with unique diversification benefits and high-quality implementation. The Montlake Platform offers turnkey access for investors and Crabel is pleased to partner with ML Capital on this initiative.”
Cyril Delamare, CEO of ML Capital commented: “We are delighted that Crabel Capital Management have selected the MontLake Platform to launch both the Crabel Advanced Trend UCITS Fund and the Crabel Gemini UCITS Fund. We have every confidence in the team’s proven track record and are excited as they bring their unique approach to the UCITS Universe.”
About Crabel Capital Management
Crabel Capital Management is a global alternative investment firm specializing in short-term futures and foreign currency trading. The firm has delivered uncorrelated returns for more than 2 decades, and manages approximately 2 billion USD for an institutional client base. Crabel is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA and has 90 employees with more than half dedicated to research and technology. The firm has developed an industry leading low latency execution infrastructure with global co-location facilities and proprietary algorithms to efficiently trade in approximately 200 futures and foreign exchange markets.
About ML Capital
ML Capital is a forward looking and leading independent fund structuring and investment management firm specialising in European regulated fund structures. As an award-winning platform provider, we partner with the very best of investment managers to bring to market the latest most appropriate fund structures to comply with the raft of incoming regulatory requirements, whilst meeting the ever increasing expectations of investors. As at October 2017, group AUM stands at $4 billion.
ML Capital handles all aspects of the fund structuring and launch on investment managers' behalf. Through our dedicated network, we also offer fund sales and distribution if required and have had comprehensive coverage of investors in all key European markets for the past 20 years.
Our goal is to provide the most appropriate fund structures to maximise distribution opportunities across all key markets. Our solutions bring together market leading service providers with some of the very best minds in the regulated fund space; providing well managed European investment products with the highest levels of service and governance. We ensure that all incoming investors and partners come in with the full knowledge that they are investing into structures that are designed to protect and preserve investor interest.
MLC Management Ltd acts as third party management company for UCITS and AIFMD funds. Offering better compliance, oversight and management facilities than self-managed structures, the management company is the future of fund structuring; as the industry responds to the desire of investors and regulators for greater substance, we believe management companies will become the structure of choice for new funds, as others move away from self-managed fund structures.