The Descartes Alternative Credit UCITS Fund is a long-only, total return strategy, offering access to senior secured corporate loans through investments in European Collateralised Loan Obligations (“CLOs”).

The strategy seeks to generate high current income (currently 4%-5%) plus the potential for incremental return through capital appreciation.

The Fund primarily invests in European rated CLO securities. CLOs are floating rate instruments, which will benefit from rising rates, with a large carry and strong capital resilience.

The Fund’s diversified portfolio is actively managed by Cartesia, using a combination of fundamental security analysis and dynamic allocation across rating categories.

Cartesia is a Paris based regulated investment manager, set up in 2009 by seasoned partners with an average experience of 25 years in European structured credit products, especially in securitised assets such as CLOs.


Descartes Alternative Credit UCITS Fund


An attractive asset-class and investment timing:

  • Attractive CLO spreads on an absolute basis and significant yield pick-up versus similarly rated corporate credits
  • Highly diversified exposure to the European corporate credit universe
  • Strong protection against defaults provided by overcollateralization and structural features

An investment team of European CLO/ABS professionals with an average 25-year market experience in the sector, dedicated to sourcing, analysing, negotiating, selecting and monitoring CLO/ABS investments, with a solid track record since 2009.


A thorough investment process with bottom up line by line analysis using the most advanced technology in the industry.

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Waystone Investment Management (IE) Limited, 23 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, D02 AR55, Ireland is licensed to provide Investment Management services to Professional Clients (including Collective Investment Schemes) by the Central Bank of Ireland.

MontLake UCITS Platform ICAV is an umbrella open-ended Irish collective asset-management vehicle with segregated liability between Funds formed in Ireland under the Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles Act 2015 and authorised by the Central Bank as a UCITS pursuant to the UCITS Regulations.

The Manager of MontLake UCITS Platform ICAV is Waystone Fund Management (IE) Limited, a company regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. 

This website is directed mainly for professional and institutional clients who possess the necessary experience, knowledge and expertise to make their own investment decisions and properly assess the risk that it incurs.

Information on this website was obtained from various sources and the company does not guarantee its accuracy. The information is for your private use and discussion purposes only and expressed views and opinions may change.

The Performance figures quoted refer to the past and past performance is not a guarantee of future performance or a reliable guide to future performance. The value of your investment and their income may go down as well as up.

Your investment may also be subject to currency, interest rate, as well as market fluctuations. Consequently the Investor may not get back a sum equal to that he / she originally invested.

Investors should note that an investment in those Sub-Funds which may invest in emerging markets should not constitute a substantial proportion of an investment portfolio and may not be appropriate for all investors.

The Sub-Funds may invest in Over the Counter as well as Exchange Traded derivative instruments to enhance return or hedge against fluctuations in security prices or market rates as well as to short sell a security through the use of a derivative instrument. Transactions in derivative instruments involve a risk of loss or depreciation of capital due to adverse changes in security prices, exchange rates or interest rates or in the case of OTC instruments default of Counterparty. This investment may not be suitable for all types of investors. It is therefore recommended that you consult your investment advisor.

A commission or sales fee may be charged at the time of the initial purchase for an investment and may be deducted from the invested amount therefore lowering the size of your investment. The Investment Manager will be entitled to receive a performance fee as well as a management fee, calculated on a daily basis and paid quarterly by the sub-funds.

The Levels and bases of taxation are dependent on individual circumstances and subject to change and therefore it is highly recommended that you consult a professional tax advisor.