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Alternative Investments Manager

EFG Asset Management Americas

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EFG Asset Management Americas

701 Brickell Avenue, 9th floor

Miami, Florida 33131

United States

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Senior Portfolio Manager

SCIENS CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC

Robotic Camera Operator

Charlie Rose Show

Chief Investment Officer

Eddington Capital Management Limited

Education

BSc

International Management and Modern Languages

University of Bath

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Sciens Fund of Funds Management ...

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Sciens Fund of Funds Management Holdings, an arm of the Sciens Capital Management Group, has hired Alex Allen as a senior portfolio manager for its hedge funds business.

Allen, who will be based in the London office, will report to Stavros Siokos, president of the Sciens fund of hedge funds and the managed account platform businesses.
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Previously, Allen was a co-founder and chief investment officer of UK-listed Eddington Capital Management, where he managed the Eddington macro opportunities fund.
He also managed two Eddington flagship products, including the Eddington Macro Opportunities Fund. Prior to this, he was portfolio manager for hedge funds at EFG Asset Management, from 1999 to 2003.


Sciens Boosts Investment Team to Support Product Expansion with Appointment of Senior Portfolio Manager : Sciens Asset Management

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LONDON, 8 November, 2011 - Sciens Fund of Funds Management Holdings, part of the Sciens Capital Management Group and provider of single- and multi-strategy funds of hedge funds and managed account services, today announces the appointment of Alex Allen senior portfolio manager in Sciens' Fund of Hedge Funds business.

Based in the London office, Mr Allen will report to Stavros Siokos, President of the Sciens Fund of Hedge Funds and Managed Account Platform businesses.
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Prior to joining Sciens, Mr Allen was a co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Eddington Capital Management Limited, a London based company established in 2003. He managed Eddington's two top-performing flagship products, including the Eddington Macro Opportunities Fund which won the InvestHedge 'Best New Fund' award after generating a 25% gain in 2008. Prior to Eddington, Mr Allen was the Portfolio Manager for hedge funds at EFG Asset Management Limited between 1999 and 2003. He has extensive experience in using separately managed accounts (SMAs) within fund of hedge funds and has managed both single-strategy and multi-strategy fund of hedge fund portfolios over the past 13 years.
Mr Allen holds a BSc Joint Honours degree in International Management & Modern Languages from the University of Bath.


Hedge Funds Review - Eddington macro opportunities fund: eddington capital management

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Baggley, together with Alex Allen, chief investment officer, has created Eddington Macro Opportunities Fund, described as a "portfolio of moderately concentrated high-octane opportunistic macro-related managers".

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Allen explains that the funds in the portfolio cover a variety of macro strategies. It then targets a handful of funds that use these strategies. "We are not fully diversified by number, but by pricing the best macro managers across asset classes. So no matter where the market goes, we need to think of other factors," he says.
Diversity in action
The diversification of managers, based on the overall ideas of how the market will behave, means that no matter when a change occurs, or if movement is up or down, the portfolio will catch the upside. "We diversify by short-, medium- and long-term manager strategies, divided by an investment horizon. It is an important consideration," comments Allen.
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This gives them a mix of track records, but "overall we get a smoother return" Allen says.
The point about the macro view, explain Allen and Baggley, is that they never know which fund will follow which track.
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By October 2007, according to Allen, the credit market had already imploded.
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Looking to 2009, Allen says Eddington's view is that the US dollar should begin a significant devaluation against a basket of currencies including yen, euro, sterling, Swiss franc and Canadian and Australian dollars. He believes it is overvalued and could go down 50%-70% against other currencies. This could happen at any time although he expects the downward movement to start in 2009.
For the equity market, he sees a 50%-60% downside and does not believe the market has hit bottom yet, expecting another downward movement with some brief rallies.
He is bullish on commodities expecting severe inflationary pressure eventually to feed into commodity prices. He also thinks US government bonds and, indeed, all government bonds are at the long end of the yield curve and are in a bubble of their own making.
He believes there is a lot of alpha for any macro fund to tap into. "That is why I am so bullish on macro strategies during this period. It's like buying long-only distressed managers at the bottom. It doesn't matter when you buy because it is difficult to pick a loser," he concludes.
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Alex Allen, chief investment officer
Alex began his career at Barclay's Bank in Paris where he was seconded for a one-year placement in 1994. This was followed by an internship programme at Morgan Grenfell Asset Management. He joined EFG Asset Management in 1997 as a hedge fund analyst, gaining exposure to all analyst disciplines. In 1999 he became the fund manager for EFG's hedge fund range. Allen held a seat on EFG's asset allocation committee, overseeing tactical and strategic capital allocation across alternative and traditional asset classes.
FUNDAMENTALS OF EDDINGTON MACRO OPPORTUNITIES FUND
Name of manager: Alex Allen, chief investment officer


Eddington Capital Management Ltd - experienced investment professionals - The team

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Alex Allen, Chief Investment Officer

Alex began his career at Barclay's Bank in Paris where he was seconded for a one year placement in 1994. This was followed by an internship program at Morgan Grenfell Asset Management.
Alex joined EFG Asset Management in 1997 as a hedge fund analyst, gaining exposure to all analyst disciplines. In 1999 he became the fund manager for EFG's hedge fund range. During Alex's tenure the fund range increased from one to five, and assets under management increased from $13m to in excess of $110m. Alex held a seat on EFG's Asset Allocation Committee, overseeing both tactical and strategic capital allocation across alternative and traditional asset classes.
Alex holds a 2:1 BSc (Joint Honours) in International Management and Modern Languages from the University of Bath.


Eddington Capital Management Ltd - experienced investment professionals - The team

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Jerry Cooper | Duggie Hawkins | Alexander Ahari | Apurva Patel | Patrick Chrimes | Polly Lavelle | Katie Partridge | Richard Sharman | Alex Allen | Glenn Baggley

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Alex Allen, Chief Investment Officer
Alex began his career at Barclay's Bank in Paris where he was seconded for a one year placement in 1994. This was followed by an internship program at Morgan Grenfell Asset Management.
Alex joined EFG Asset Management in 1997 as a hedge fund analyst, gaining exposure to all analyst disciplines. In 1999 he became the fund manager for EFG's hedge fund range. During Alex's tenure the fund range increased from one to five, and assets under management increased from $13m to in excess of $110m. Alex held a seat on EFG's Asset Allocation Committee, overseeing both tactical and strategic capital allocation across alternative and traditional asset classes.
Alex holds a 2:1 BSc (Joint Honours) in International Management and Modern Languages from the University of Bath.

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