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Platinum hedge offers minimum 30k investment

Platinum Capital Manage-ment has created a multi-manager hedge fund of funds with a minimum investment level of 30,000 – half the amount it usually sets for its products.

Platinum portfolio currently combines six of the company’s hedge funds but a seventh fund may be added next year. The underlying funds are managed by a range of companies which includes US-based Washington Asset Management, Shanghai-based Dynasty Asset Manage-ment and London-based City Fund Management.

Together, the underlying funds diversify across hedge fund strategies on a global basis. Platinum premier invests in UK, US and European government securities using long/short strategies and interest rate arbitrage, while Platinum all weather invests long and short in companies listed on the S&P 500 index.

Platinum dynasty applies the long/short strategy to Chinese equities, Platinum Turnberry invests in distressed US debt and Platinum Washington invests in US equities using long and short strategies.

The Platinum equity plus hedge fund of funds invests in at least 20 hedge funds, some of which are now closed to new business.

Each of Platinum’s funds has a minimum investment level of 60,000 but the company wants to offer investors the chance to access more than one fund without meeting the individual investment levels of each fund.

Platinum Group managing director Craig Reeves says: “What makes us different is that we have had money with the underlying managers for up to five years, so we’ve seen how they perform across all stages of the economic cycle. It also makes Platinum portfolio more transparent as we get more information than typical investors because of the relationships we have built up over the years.”


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