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Scout Investments launches UCITS umbrella to expand global distribution


Scout Investments has launched a UCITS fund umbrella structure to further expand distribution of its strategies to non-US investors.

The firm’s UCITS fund will mirror Scout's Unconstrained Bond Strategy and is currently registered in Luxembourg and Singapore, with plans to expand distribution into additional countries.
The strategy is managed by lead portfolio manager Mark Egan and a team of fixed income investment professionals, including Tom Fink, Todd Thompson and Steve Vincent. The team has managed unconstrained fixed income accounts for more than 16 years and was among the first in the industry to do so.
"The cross-border distribution of Scout's Unconstrained Bond Strategy allows us to offer non-US investors a fixed income portfolio diversifier with a proven track record," says Andy Iseman, chief executive officer of Scout Investments. "We plan to offer additional funds via the UCITS fund umbrella structure to continue to expand our global footprint."
The objective of the strategy is to maximise total return consistent with the preservation of capital. Scout's Unconstrained Bond Strategy seeks to maximise total return by systematically identifying and evaluating relative value opportunities throughout all sectors of the fixed income market.
The team may use derivative instruments, such as futures, options and credit default swaps, to manage risk and gain exposure. Given its objective, the strategy is not managed against a benchmark.
A UCITS (Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities) is an investment vehicle that enables fund managers to distribute their products to non-US investors.

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