AlphaGen Volantis Fund: Gartmore Investment Management

Tenth European Performance Awards

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Hedge Fund of the Year: Shortlisted

The AlphaGen Volantis Fund is a UK small cap long/short equity fund which focuses on companies having a market capitalisation of less than £1 billion.

Launched in May 2002 and managed by Rob Giles and Adam McConkey, with the support of the UK small cap team, the fund's objective is to deliver a pattern of absolute returns with lower volatility than and low correlation to the FT Small Cap ex IT Share Index.

The fund returned a healthy 47.5% for investors in 200