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Gartmore strikes hedge fund deal

Gartmore has established a strategic alliance with hedge fund manager Aspect Capital which will see the joint development and distribution of alternative investment products.

The partnership will seek to develop products in different geographies, focusing on Aspect&#39s managed futures strategies. Initial opportunities include Japan and the UK.

Gartmore chief executive Glyn Jones says: “We believe in the benefits of managed futures and are keen to offer such products to our client base alongside our existing hedge fund and hedge fund of funds products.”


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Gartmore forms alliance with Aspect Capital

Gartmore is forming an alliance with leading hedge fund company Aspect Capital. The agreement will focus on joint development and distribution of alternative investment products.


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