Man GLG launches Asia equity fund

Asia Pacific globeUK-based active manager, Man GLG, has unveiled an Asia ex-Japan equity fund to be managed by its head of Asia equities Andrew Swan. The Man GLG Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) Equity Alternative Fund will comprise 50-100 all-cap stocks with a focus on companies at a turning point in their earnings revisions. According to Swan, the fund will adopt a long/short approach that will enable it to go long on stocks expected to beat their earnings forecasts while shorting those that could fall short of analysts’ expectations. "Across Asia there's significant regional dispersion that creates distinct pockets of opportunity and provides a fertile environment for long-short strategies,” said Swan. "The effects of macro policies and local conditions have affected corporate profitability in Asia over the last decade. We believe these factors offer opportunities to generate alpha, particularly in a region in which analyst coverage can be inconsistent and there are many under-researched or under-covered stocks," added Swan. © 2021 funds global asia

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