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GLG rolls out hedged version of Japan fund

GLG Partners has launched the GLG Japan CoreAlpha Equity fund, a currency-hedged replica of its £698m Japan CoreAlpha fund.

The mirror fund, which is domiciled in Dublin, is managed by Neil Edwards and Stephen Harker.

It has three share classes hedging exposure to the yen into euros, dollars or sterling. The latter share class will be available from the end of February.

The annual management charge is 1.5% and the minimum investment is £1,000.


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