French boutique Financière de la Cité has launched the FDC Brexit fund, with the aim of benefiting from the new market environment created by the imminent departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
The fund managed by Bruno Demontrond, which was launched on December 30th, 2016 and invests primarily in British, Swiss and Scandinavian stocks, is quoted in euros and aims to outperform the Euro Stoxx 600 index for at least the next five years. BNP Paribas acts as custodian.
The management team believes that the devaluation of the pound will facilitate a rebalancing in the UK economy that will offer new flexibility to Britain, at a time when the euro zone economy is vulnerable to deflationary policies, as well as disagreements over the management of the single currency. FDC Brexit intends to take advantage of this environment with a selection of industrial companies essentially focused on the United Kingdom and Switzerland, European countries in which economic policy and monetary policy are in the same hands.
According to Financière de la Cité, FDC Brexit will offer, in addition to exposure to Europe, through a diversified portfolio of solid companies, a theme of renationalisation of economies and trade, as well as ordinary dividends in popular currencies.