Morgan Stanley announced the launch of a new fund, the MS Dalton Asia Pacific UCITS Fund, under its FundLogic Alternatives umbrella. The Fund provides exposure to Dalton’s Asian equity capabilities and will invest across the Asia Pacific region in a long/short format. The FundLogic platform currently has more than $1bn in assets under management and, with this latest addition, now offers UCITS investors a diversified range of 20 funds. Longchamp Asset Management has been appointed as the sole distributor of the Fund.
“We are excited to provide UCITS investors access to Dalton’s expertise in Asian equities. Dalton complements our existing offering by extending our coverage of the Asia Pacific Region”, said Stephane Berthet, Head of the FundLogic Alternatives Platform, at Morgan Stanley. Dalton Investments LLC was established by James Rosenwald and is a recognised authority in Pacific Rim investing, with over 30 years of investment experience. It currently has over $1.2bn in assets under management within Asia.
James Rosenwald commented: “The FundLogic Platform aligns with Dalton’s interests – providing a first class service with its stringent risk management and operational expertise. We are delighted by this opportunity to partner with Morgan Stanley, in launching the MS Dalton Asia Pacific UCITS Fund.”
FundLogic is the brand name for Morgan Stanley’s fund solutions platform launched in 2006. It offers both UCITS and non-UCITS funds. The platform delivers fund solutions to clients by combining the financial expertise, innovation and resources of Morgan Stanley, and offers a range of products including passive index funds, structured funds and the more recently launched third party manager- UCITS funds.