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5 Sep 2008

Hedge Fund TriAlpha Explores Diversified Fund Launches

TriAlpha recently a launched property hedge fund of hedge funds, the TriAlpha Global Property Strategy Fund in June this year. The fund seeks absolute returns by focusing on hedge fund managers that specialise in the global property sector. In its first month the fund outperformed the FTSE EPRA Global Index by an estimated 11%.
Included in the portfolio are recognised names such as Credit Suisse, Thames River and New Star Property hedge funds.

“We are already seeing a high level of interest in the TriAlpha Global Property Strategy Fund and by having the fund available through Transact we are broadening the availability of this exciting new offering,” commented Cobus Kruger, director at TriAlpha.

Minimum investment for the TriAlpha Global Property Strategy Fund is $5 million (or equivalent).

Trialpha's five sub funds of the 'TriAlpha Alternative Strategy Unit Trust' have been also approved as restricted recognised schemes for distribution in Singapore.

"With our roots in Stonehage (our private wealth management parent company,) we have extensive experience in dealing with and providing investment solutions to private clients."
Cobus Kruger, Director at TriAlpha, says, "Our hedge fund of funds products have been received well by these clients, fitting in neatly with their investment objectives and risk profiles. With increasing numbers of private banks in Singapore we believe that our hedge fund of funds products will be an appropriate solution for their clients."

The five absolute return funds offer investors a variety of risk profiles and investment strategies, the 'TriAlpha Relative Value Fund', which invests in market-neutral, multi-strategy event driven, multi-strategy arbitrage and option arbitrage; aims to achieve stable, absolute returns with volatility similar to the Citigroup World Government Bond Index.

The 'TriAlpha Multi Strategy Fund' invests across Asia, European and U.S. hedge strategies, emerging markets, macro, event driven and arbitrage; aims to offer stable, absolute returns with volatility similar to the Citigroup World Government Bond Index.

The 'TriAlpha Growth Strategy Fund', which invests in Asia, European and US hedge strategies as well as emerging markets and macro hedge funds with a smaller exposure to arbitrage strategies than the Multi Strategy fund; looks to achieve absolute returns with lower volatility than the MSCI World Equity Index.

The 'TriAlpha Hedge Equity Fund' which invests in Asia, European and US hedge strategies; offers investors absolute returns with lower volatility than the MSCI World Equity Index.

And finaly, the 'TriAlpha Global Property Strategy Fund' will focus on hedge fund managers that specialise in the global property sector.