] just launched the flagship strategy for one of its boutiques, and more alternative mutual funds are coming.
Last week Natixis Global Asset Management unveiled
the ASG Global Macro Fund
. And Dave Lafferty
, chief investment strategist at Natixis, confirms that there "one or two other" liquid alts strategies that Natixis is prepping for the first half of 2015.
"We're always open to new strategies," Lafferty tells MFWire
. "We're always looking for unique sources of alpha or beta ... Our product pipeline is still pretty active in the alternative space."
As for the ASG Global Macro Fund, it is the fourth mutual fund powered by Natixis boutique AlphaSimplex Group
, a quantitative shop. This means that Natixis has now translated all four of AlphaSimplex's current strategies from the institutional space into the retail one.
"This is sort of the capstone of their product expertise," Lafferty says, noting that the global macro strategy is actually AlphaSimplex's flagship institutional offering. "We want products that are an extension of what our affiliated money managers already do."
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