Capital Strategies, a firm specialized in the representation of international managers with a niche profile, has signed an agreement to distribute the funds of Reyl AM in Latin America.
Reyl AM, is an investment boutique based in Geneva. With more than US$8 billion in assets under management, they offer equity, fixed income, and alternative funds. Their philosophy of investment is based on preserving the capital that generates sustainable alpha across all market cycles.
Nicolás Lasarte, partner of Capital StrategiesPartners and responsible of business development in LatAm comments, “Reyl is an asset management that is very known around Europe, especially in Switzerland. However, they have had no presence in Latin America. Capital Strategies will provide institutional distribution of their product in the region. Specifically Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Uruguay, and of course Brazil.”
Their flagship is the Reyl Emerging Markets Equities, which was awarded by Morningstar with 5 stars. Launched in 2009 with US$1.7 billion in assets under management, their main focus is based on a process of balanced and disciplined investment that will identify opportunities along all of the sectors, while investing in any capitalization. With a quantitative bias, their objective is to generate alpha in all of the market cycles.
“Besides being a number in terms of return, the size of the fund is very important to us,” notes Lasarte. “It allows us to access to small or medium companies, which is partly fundamental in the universe of emerging markets, by maximizing the uptake of growth of these countries by fund investors.”
“By having a policy in controlling the growth rate of assets like the policy that Reyl has, it appears to us as well that it is fundamental to have this policy in the universe of investment. Other funds with a bigger size have difficulties in investment with little companies because their tickets are way too big which decreases the generation of alpha,” he adds.