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Gordian Capital ETF-based fund aims for low costs

Low cost fundsSingapore-based asset manager Gordian Capital has launched a Luxembourg-domiciled multi-asset Ucits fund. The fund will invest in between 20 and 40 exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and exchange-traded certificates (ETCs) to achieve a broad exposure to equities, bond and currencies at a low cost. The fund can also invest in index futures and listed options. Adrien Blavier, portfolio manager of the Quadratus Fund, says the investment strategy has proved successful while run as a privately-held managed account, prompting the firm to offer it to institutional investors. “With my significant investment in the fund and a deliberately competitive fee structure, I’m demonstrably aligning my interests with those of investors in the fund,” he said. Set up in Singapore in 2005, Gordian Capital manages more than $1 billion, with a focus on institutional investors. Its clients have included Brown Brothers Harriman, AMP Capital and Swiss and Japanese pension funds. ©2017 funds global asia

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