MEAG infrastructure debt fund collects over € 660 million

Residential assets in Osaka acquired on behalf of BVK

Daniel Andemeskel to boost Universal-Investments innovation agenda

Christian Reitz joins Universal-Investment as Head of Digital Transformation

Planned management change – COO Michael Reinhard to be appointed new CEO on 1 May

Universal-Investment names new Country Head of Luxembourg

Universal-Investment appoints Katja Mller as Member of the Board of Directors

Strategic fund partnership with Aktia Asset Management

Aktia launches unique frontier markets fixed income fund in local currency

GPEP acquired mixed retail portfolio of 49 properties

Universal-Investment wins insourcing mandate from Lazard Asset Management

Michael Reinhard is appointed new COO at Universal-Investment

J8 and Universal-Investment launch global absolute return fund

New Head of Sales International: Marcus Kuntz

Acatis and UI join forces to chart a new course

Survey: Real estate investors not participating in price rallies

Bayerische Versorungskammer launches new fund for retail parks

Flagship Apple store acquired on the Champs-Elyses for BVK

Survey: Institutional real estate investors prefer risk diversification and avoid cluster risks

Keppler Asset Management transfers flagship funds to Universal-Investment

KJL Capital and Universal-Investment launch innovative balanced fund

Mandelbrot and Universal-Investment launch market neutral equity fund

Alpamayo Capital and Universal-Investment launch innovative market-neutral credit fund

Survey: Institutional investors plan increased investments in Germany and North America

Honestas brings third sub-fund manager on board for the FO Vermögensverwalterfonds

BMO Real Estate Partners and Universal-Investment invest in Potsdam

Katja Mller takes over management of Sales & Relationship Management at Universal-Investment

GPEP and Universal-Investment round off Retail Park in Lbeck with additional purchases

GPEP and Universal-Investment expand Netto portfolio from 12 to a total of 29 locations

Universal-Investment and AR TRUST launch absolute return fund

GL Funds and Universal-Investment launch new multi-asset fund

Survey: Artificial intelligence displaces active portfolio management

Healthcare sector – the growth market of the future

CBRE Global Investors and Universal-Investment

ACATIS Investment launches the equity fund ACATIS India Value Equities with Universal-Investment

New real estate special fund of Berenberg and Universal-Investment invests in Hamburg real estate

CBRE Global Investors acquire Lion Walk shopping center

Survey: German institutional investors rely on Master KVG

Hines and Universal-Investment acquire €1.3 billion European high street retail portfolio

GPEP and Universal-Investment purchase additional centres and retail parks

CBRE Global Investors and Universal-Investment have acquired Stafa Tower in Vienna

Hines and Universal-Investment acquire trophy mixed-use asset in Milan

New market-neutral fund from Mandelbrot and Universal-Investment with focus on US technology stocks

Catana Capital launches first Big Data- and A.I.-based fund

Universal-Investment appoints Marc-Oliver Scharwath as Managing Director for Luxembourg

Universal-Investment to continue its successful strategy under new owner Montagu

Portfolio of 12 Netto discount stores acquired

Hines and Universal-Investment Acquire Marche Saint Germain

Five Prime High Street Retail Assets in Copenhagen for BVK acquired

Two Prime High Street Retail Assets in Spain acquired for BVK

Prime asset in Paris acquired on behalf of BVK

CBRE Global Investors and Universal-Investment acquire US distribution/warehouse facility

MEAG infrastructure debt fund collects over € 660 million

Residential assets in Osaka acquired on behalf of BVK

Daniel Andemeskel to boost Universal-Investments innovation agenda

Christian Reitz joins Universal-Investment as Head of Digital Transformation

Planned management change – COO Michael Reinhard to be appointed new CEO on 1 May

Universal-Investment names new Country Head of Luxembourg

Universal-Investment appoints Katja Mller as Member of the Board of Directors

Strategic fund partnership with Aktia Asset Management

Aktia launches unique frontier markets fixed income fund in local currency

GPEP acquired mixed retail portfolio of 49 properties

Universal-Investment wins insourcing mandate from Lazard Asset Management

Michael Reinhard is appointed new COO at Universal-Investment

J8 and Universal-Investment launch global absolute return fund

New Head of Sales International: Marcus Kuntz

Acatis and UI join forces to chart a new course

Survey: Real estate investors not participating in price rallies

Bayerische Versorungskammer launches new fund for retail parks

Flagship Apple store acquired on the Champs-Elyses for BVK

Survey: Institutional real estate investors prefer risk diversification and avoid cluster risks

Keppler Asset Management transfers flagship funds to Universal-Investment

KJL Capital and Universal-Investment launch innovative balanced fund

Mandelbrot and Universal-Investment launch market neutral equity fund

Alpamayo Capital and Universal-Investment launch innovative market-neutral credit fund

Survey: Institutional investors plan increased investments in Germany and North America

Honestas brings third sub-fund manager on board for the FO Vermögensverwalterfonds

BMO Real Estate Partners and Universal-Investment invest in Potsdam

Katja Mller takes over management of Sales & Relationship Management at Universal-Investment

GPEP and Universal-Investment round off Retail Park in Lbeck with additional purchases

GPEP and Universal-Investment expand Netto portfolio from 12 to a total of 29 locations

Universal-Investment and AR TRUST launch absolute return fund

GL Funds and Universal-Investment launch new multi-asset fund

Survey: Artificial intelligence displaces active portfolio management

Healthcare sector – the growth market of the future

CBRE Global Investors and Universal-Investment

ACATIS Investment launches the equity fund ACATIS India Value Equities with Universal-Investment

New real estate special fund of Berenberg and Universal-Investment invests in Hamburg real estate

CBRE Global Investors acquire Lion Walk shopping center

Survey: German institutional investors rely on Master KVG

Hines and Universal-Investment acquire €1.3 billion European high street retail portfolio

GPEP and Universal-Investment purchase additional centres and retail parks

CBRE Global Investors and Universal-Investment have acquired Stafa Tower in Vienna

Hines and Universal-Investment acquire trophy mixed-use asset in Milan

New market-neutral fund from Mandelbrot and Universal-Investment with focus on US technology stocks

Catana Capital launches first Big Data- and A.I.-based fund

Universal-Investment appoints Marc-Oliver Scharwath as Managing Director for Luxembourg

Universal-Investment to continue its successful strategy under new owner Montagu

Portfolio of 12 Netto discount stores acquired

Hines and Universal-Investment Acquire Marche Saint Germain

Five Prime High Street Retail Assets in Copenhagen for BVK acquired

Two Prime High Street Retail Assets in Spain acquired for BVK

Prime asset in Paris acquired on behalf of BVK

CBRE Global Investors and Universal-Investment acquire US distribution/warehouse facility

London / Frankfurt am Main, March 21 2018J8 and Universal-Investment launch global absolute return fundThe UK manager J8 Capital Management and German investment company Universal-Investment have launched UI – J8 Global Absolute Return UCITS Fund (ISIN LU1604204054). The subfund implements J8s award-winning global absolute return strategy, a scientifically-backed, systematic and rules-based multi strategy approach focused on momentum and carry as well as value trades. The aim of this multi strategy is to generate attractive returns by trading long as well as short positions, regardless of market conditions.

The focus of our investment strategy lies exclusively on fixed income, currency and commodity markets and consciously leaves out equity markets. The subfund is therefore ideal as a natural diversifier for equity portfolios, says Dr. Tillmann Sachs, J8s founder, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Research. The fund invests in bonds and currencies of G10 countries as well as in commodity markets of the Bloomberg Commodity Index universe. Consideration is also given to ethical and social investment criteria. The risk-weighted portfolio returns are scaled to a target volatility, while the uncorrelated return profile aims to help investors diversify their portfolio risks and even out returns in the long-run.

The subfund is scaled to a target volatility of ten percent and long-term returns are expected between seven and ten percent per annum. The strategy of the subfund has already been trading live and audited for over three years in the J8 Futures Fund (ISIN MT7000006235); as a commitment vis–vis investors, management is significantly invested. This offshore fund outperformed the SG-CTA index in all three years, with the excess return versus the index amounting to 17.16 percent (net). 2018 also had a positive start.

J8 and the global absolute return strategy are systematic and market-agnostic which means that trading decisions are not based on opinion or emotion. Nevertheless, the current positioning of the trading model reflects the expectation of further rising interest rates, a weaker US dollar and rising oil prices.Keyfacts

Award-winning strategy already successful with institutional investorsFund data at a glance

Name of sub fund: UI – J8 Global Absolute Return UCITS Fund

Portfolio manager: J8 Capital Management LLP, London, United Kingdom

Management company: Universal-Investment-Luxembourg S.A., Grevenmacher / Luxembourg

Redemption fee: Up to 2% in the first two years

The investment manager J8 Capital Management LLP (J8) was founded in 2012 in London. Strong corporate governance, a mature risk management framework and the highest levels of compliance make J8 a sophisticated and trusted partner. J8 offers highly liquid, diversified, uncorrelated and cost efficient systematic investment solutions that focus on capital preservation, attractive risk-adjusted returns and superior diversification benefits. The investment solutions of J8 are derived from empirical observations and economic rationale. They offer efficient portfolio construction, are customizable, scalable and provide daily liquidity. The systematic investment process reduces behavioral bias and operational risk. Backed by rigorous research, scientific strategy development and testing with long data histories, the foundation is laid for greater investment confidence. Dr. Tillmann Sachs is Chief Investment Officer and Head of Research of J8. He is also founder and majority shareholder of J8. Prior to founding J8, Sachs was at Barclays, UBS and AIG in London. He has a Ph.D. in the application of artificial intelligence to risk quantification from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.