Asset Management Awards for Excellence 2018 – Best Fund Provider – Liquid Alternative

Best Fund Provider Liquid Alternative


J.P. Morgan Asset Management

Best Fund Provider – Liquid Alternative

Leon Goldfeld

Managing Director, Multi-Asset Solutions Portfolio Manager, J.P. Morgan Asset Management

“As we enter a more challenging environment for traditional investors, we want to deliver a solution in the form of an unconstrained reflection of J.P. Morgan Multi-Asset Solution’s broader macro views, implementing high conviction strategies that dynamically capture opportunities across different market environments. We maintain acute awareness on managing risk, leveraging our proprietary award-winning risk management system, as well as flexibly employing derivatives, currency and volatility strategies.”

Winners rationale

While the broader market experienced a bumper 2017, alternatives had to perform and differentiate in order to compete with simple, low-cost, beta-riding investments of all kinds, which dished out record-breaking returns.

For asset managers, a particularly poignant opportunity in Asia’s private banks, was to lend a basket of high conviction themes for concentrated alpha generation, coupled with proven expertise to manage the downside through long/short investment capabilities.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management emerged as the standout in this regard, with its flagship global macro strategy gaining recognition from the region’s leading gatekeepers.

In addition to its thematic focus and long/short exposure, J.P. Morgan Asset Management demonstrated client-centric flexibility, offering access to share classes denominated in multiple currencies and bespoke content suited for specific needs, all at a competitive cost free of performance-linked fees.

Private banks nominated the American asset manager to help extend gains while providing cushion on the downside.

J.P. Morgan Asset Management is Asian Private Banker’s Best Fund Provider – Liquid Alternative for 2018.

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