Robeco launches Pan-European fund

The Netherlands' Robeco Group NV is to launch its first hedge fund on 1 June 2001, the Pan-European Market Neutral fund, managed by Rene de Wolf, Erik Breen and Paul van Homelen out of Rotterdam.

The team behind the fund is the special products team which started researching different strategies in 1998. The new fund will be distributed by Robeco in Europe and Weiss Peck and Greer in the US. The fund is aimed at multi-managers and institutions, such as insurance companies and pension funds.

De Wolf said that the fund will invest in pairs of liquid European equities of no particular size, with the aim of establishing sector as well as market neutrality. The fund will be capped at E200m. Fees are 1% management and 20 % performance.

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