Alternative investments specialist Aquila Capital has joined forces with Hamburg-based specialist investment boutique Alpha Centauri to develop an alternative beta strategy.
The new strategy, which will be a liquid alternative to traditional bond investments, will be provided via Aquila Capital’s Associated Manager Group platform. It aims to give institutional investors market-neutral access to alternative risk premia found in a range of asset classes, such as equities, fixed income, interest rates and foreign exchange. Aquila Capital head of financial assets and liquid private markets, Manfred Schraepler, said: “Alpha Centauri is an established alternative investment specialist with a long and proven track record of providing institutional investors with access to factor-based investment opportunities. This new strategy is an attractive proposition for institutional investors seeking alternative investment solutions in order to meet their investment objectives.” Ulf Fullgraf, managing director at Alpha Centauri, added: “Together with Aquila Capital, we will make liquid alternative risk-premia solutions more accessible to institutional investors and build on the success we achieved with the iSTOXX Europe factor indices that we launched in collaboration with STOXX in April 2016.”