EQSF Advisers, the sponsors of the Third Avenue Funds, is combining to the hot flavors in the currently selling in the fund industry. The firm has filed paperwork to launch an international value fund early in 2002.
Value funds are, of course, easily topping growth offerings in the current market environment. Meanwhile, international funds are gaining new life as investors relearn the value of diversification.
The fund will be the fourth Third Avenue Funds. EQSF has a reported $2.6 billion in assets under management. The bulk of the shop's assets are in the Third Avenue Value fund which has $2.3 billion in assets. The other funds are Small Cap Value and
The fund will be managed by senior research analyst Amit Wadhwaney.
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