Wan Chai, Hong Kong (PressExposure) January 26, 2012 -- In response to market demand for higher yields, more investment flexibility and greater transparency; TFF Asia today announced the launch of a top down strategic trading pool - the TFF Asia Absolute Return Capital Pool (ARCP). The ARCP will utilise TFF Asia's unique combination of both macro and technical indicators to assess trading opportunities in leveraged equities, indices, debt products, commodities, foreign exchange and volatility instruments to achieve an absolute return for its investors.
The TFF Absolute Return Capital Pool will operate in a similar fashion to a hedge fund, as a private pool of actively managed capital. The TFF Asia ARCP is open for investment to a limited number of accredited or qualified investors who meet criteria set by the regulators and the organisation. The pool will invest in a diverse range of assets and employ a variety of investment strategies, and will be managed by an investment committee made up of the heads of three of TFF Asia's divisions - Equities and Indices, Commodities and Foreign Exchange, and Leveraged Products.
The TFF ARCP will be defined by absolute returns and the managers will employ strategies aimed at producing a positive return regardless of the direction and volatility of risk assets. In order to achieve absolute returns the traders of the ARCP will employ a variety of trading methods and products including short selling, leverage, derivatives, futures, short term positions and arbitrage. The directors and shareholders of TFF Asia will invest their own capital into the pool, aligning their interests with those of outside investors.
"Today's financial markets are notable for their volatility and, in the case of fixed income investments, low yield", said Stefano Breschi, Head of Technical Analysis at TFF Asia. "TFF Asia has developed the Absolute Return Capital Pool to complement our existing education, analysis and trading products and to provide our investors with the potential for higher returns."
Mr. Breschi also said that the product provides investors with greater transparency through daily reporting; security, as TFF Asia maintains strict controls around separation of funds; and lower fees.
"The pool will not charge any management fees and will rely solely on performance fees as income, further aligning our interests with those of our investors", Stefano continued. "The demand for this type of product is demonstrated by the fact that it is already fully subscribed and closed to further investment. However, we expect to review our investment strategy and potentially open the pool to new investors in the next 12 months".