Echiquier Alpha Major: La Financière de l’Echiquier’s solution with reduced volatility

La Financière de l’Echiquier (LFDE) has expanded its line of funds with Echiquier Alpha Major, a solution that invests in European sustainable growth leaders.

Echiquier Alpha Major is a long-short fund[1], a category of investment that aims to reduce risk, particularly through the use of hedging strategies.

As a SICAV fund governed by French law[2], eligible for the French shareholder savings account (PEA), Echiquier Alpha Major is backed by the strategy of the Echiquier Major SRI  Growth Europe management team, with a lower level of risk, thanks to a simple hedging strategy, via futures on the EuroStoxx 50 and other European indices. Net equity exposure may range between 0% and 40%.

As an alternative solution to a 100% equity investment, Echiquier Alpha Major benefits from the know-how of Echiquier Major SRI Growth Europe, which selects growth leaders for their environmental, social and governance (ESG) excellence and whose annualised return since inception, in 2005, is 6.8% (vs. 3.8% for its benchmark, the MSCI Europe NR[3]).

” This new solution provides partial exposure to equities, along with reduced volatility and the SRI expertise of La Financière de l’Echiquier”, said Olivier de Berranger, Chief Investment Officer at LFDE.



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[1] The term ”fund” means the funds or sub-funds of a SICAV.
[2] Created on 9 April 2019
[3] Past performance is not a reliable indication of future returns and is not constant over time.