Firth Investment Management winner of the AIF Factor 2018

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Amsterdam, March 7th, 2018: ABN AMRO Clearing announces the winner of the AIF Factor 2018 competition

AIF Factor winner

Firth Investment Management wins AIF Factor 2018 at the Amsterdam Investor Forum
During ABN AMRO Clearing’s 7th Amsterdam Investor Forum on 7 March 2018, the Firth Asian Systematic Equities Fund was voted the AIF Factor 2018 winner. The fund successfully pitched their investment strategy and convinced a group of over 250 delegates, comprising of investment managers, institutional investors, Hedge funds allocators and high net worth individuals. The winner attracted a most decisive 46,1% of the votes. Runner up was the GreshamQuant ACAR Fund with a respectable 22.5% of the votes.

 “First time in Amsterdam for this contest and winning the AIF Factor award is a superb and rewarding experience,” said Dr Hamish Macalister, Portfolio Manager and Deputy CIO at the Singapore based Firth Investment Management Pte. Ltd.   “What a great opportunity to meet up with and present our fund strategy to such a diverse audience of highly professional investors and managers.”  The Systematic Equities fund looks for untapped inefficiencies in Asian markets.  The compelling argument in the pitch was the ability to capture most (and often more) of market upside during a rising market, but a much smaller proportion of downside in a falling market.

“Five impressive finalists who did extremely well and a convincing winner, ” said Delphine Amzallag, Head of Relationship Management Prime Europe at ABN AMRO Clearing. “I am especially pleased with the diversity of the strategies presented in most compelling and enthusiastic pitches. I would like to congratulate Firth Investment Management for winning the AIF Factor. The dynamism and clarity of the presentation and the appealing risk/return profile of the fund made a particular impression on the audience which resulted in a clear victory.” 

The 7th edition of the Amsterdam Investor Forum

The AIF Factor is a competition that enables a selection of funds - active or prospective, of any size, location, investment target or style - to explain their investment strategies to professional investors.
Shortlisted for the final were:

1. Raptor Commodities Fund, Arion Investment Management 

2. Dutch Darlings Fund, Elite Fund Management 

3. GreshamQuant ACAR Fund, Gresham Investment Management

4. Hellebore Credit Arbitrage, Hellebore Capital Ltd

5. Firth Asian Systematic Equities Fund, Firth Investment Management

7th edition AIF

The Amsterdam Investor Forum has gained wide recognition as the leading alternative investment event in the Netherlands. In its 7th edition, the AIF delivers a global line-up of prominent speakers and panelists active in the alternative investment industry, including Managers and Allocators.
More information can be found here 

About ABN AMRO Clearing

ABN AMRO Clearing is one of the world’s leading providers of clearing and financing services for listed derivatives and cash securities, OTC products, warrants, commodities and FX. With 11 offices globally employing more than 800 staff, ABN AMRO Clearing services clients on 160+ exchanges, MTFs and FX liquidity centres and consistently ranks as a top 3 clearer in most time zones.   We consistently post over 20% market share of transactions cleared on most relevant derivatives exchanges globally. ABN AMRO Clearing offers an integrated approach to global transaction processing, financial logistics and risk management and processes over 16 million trades per day.  

ABN AMRO Clearing received the FOW Award as the ‘Proprietary Traders’ Clearing Firm of the Year’ (Dec 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017); the CTA Intelligence Award for FCM – Best Client Service (US, Jan 2015 and 2016; Europe, Nov 2016), FCM – Innovation (US, Jan 2017;  Europe, Nov 2017) and Best FCM – Overall (Europe, Nov 2015).  We also received the HFM-Week Service Award for Best Prime Broker – Client Service (Europe, Apr 2016). For more information:



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