Franklin Templeton launches UCITS cat bond fund, managed by K2’s Malawer

Franklin Templeton launches UCITS cat bond fund, managed by K2’s Malawer

Costs Santos, Senior Managing Director, K2 Advisors, commented on the launch, “We are pleased to be including the Franklin K2 Cat Bond and Franklin K2 Athena Risk Premia funds to the FTAF range. Considering that the launch of our flagship fund in 2013, we have experienced growing demand for K2 Advisors full suite of investment research and management capabilities, along with threat and performance analytics services, in a liquid and transparent UCITS structure. Julian Ide, Head of EMEA distribution, Franklin Templeton, included, “The launch of the Franklin K2 Cat Bond and Franklin K2 Athena Risk Premia funds is another milestone in our dedication to broadening our UCITS range of liquid hedge methods and alternative investment capabilities.

Financial investment manager Franklin Templeton has actually released a new UCITS disaster mutual fund which is portfolio handled by Jonathan Malawer of its hedge fund expert manager arm K2 Advisors.The Franklin K2 Cat Bond UCITS Fund is a Luxembourg based fund and part of the Franklin Templeton Alternatives Funds offering from the investment supervisor.
The brand-new UCITS disaster bond fund will be widely marketed across Europe and will be signed up in eleven nations in total, consisting of the UK, France, Germany and Italy.
The Franklin K2 Cat Bond UCITS Fund will be managed by K2 Advisors insurance-linked securities (ILS) and disaster bond lead Jonathan Malawer, Managing Director, Head of ILS, Commodities and Environmental Strategies.
He has actually been with the hedge fund supervisor since 2007 and in addition to leading ILS investing, likewise concentrated on commodities and environmental methods, evaluating underlying hedge funds and choosing supervisors, as well as managing portfolios and choosing assets to invest in.
The Franklin K2 Cat Bond fund will aim to create appealing risk-adjusted returns and engaging current income for its financiers over time, while exhibiting restricted correlation to other possession classes through its focus on purchasing a portfolio of natural catastrophe bonds.
The timing is great and its no surprise to see a brand-new UCITS cat bond fund strategy launching today.
The high levels of issuance seen in the international feline bond market and likewise the expanding usage among insurance coverage and reinsurance company sponsors, along with other entities looking for an effective source of threat transfer capability, all supply additional headroom for new strategies to be released and brand-new managers to enter the cat bond and ILS area.
The financial investment supervisor likewise introduced another alternative UCITS method today, the Franklin K2 Athena Risk Premia UCITS Fund, concentrated on alternative risk premia possession classes in general, which could likewise include some ILS.
Expense Santos, Senior Managing Director, K2 Advisors, commented on the launch, “We are pleased to be adding the Franklin K2 Cat Bond and Franklin K2 Athena Risk Premia funds to the FTAF variety. Considering that the launch of our flagship fund in 2013, we have experienced growing need for K2 Advisors full suite of financial investment research and management capabilities, in addition to danger and performance analytics services, in a transparent and liquid UCITS structure. We are continuing to see client need for advisory, portfolio conclusion and hedge fund supervisor access services.”
Julian Ide, Head of EMEA distribution, Franklin Templeton, added, “The launch of the Franklin K2 Cat Bond and Franklin K2 Athena Risk Premia funds is another turning point in our dedication to widening our UCITS variety of liquid hedge strategies and alternative investment abilities. As one of the biggest companies of alternative solutions internationally with $131 billion in AUM, our goal is to provide an option of distinguished techniques within our cost-effective product series of liquid alternative services to European clients. Our company believe these brand-new funds might be attractive for financiers looking for to decrease volatility and enhance portfolio returns, especially in todays uncertain environment.”
Being a UCITS (or Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) fund format, the brand-new disaster bond fund will offer financiers daily liquidity and transparency, while satisfying the needed European guidelines to certify under the UCITS structure.
As of this May 2021 and prior to Franklin Templetons entry into the UCITS cat bond fund space, Artemis information programs there were at least 15 individual UCITS feline mutual fund offered in the market, with more than $8 billion of properties under management held in between them.

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