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April 7, 2014updated 04 Apr 2017 2:22pm

Gazprombank Asset Management unveils new Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS funds

Gazprombank Asset Management has unveiled two new Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS funds.

By Verdict Staff

Gazprombank Asset Management has unveiled two new Luxembourg-domiciled UCITS funds.

The new funds including GPB Russia Equities Fund and GPB Russia Fixed Income Fund will be run by GPB Asset Management.

The GPB Russia Equities Fund strategy will invest in the fast growing non-commodity sectors of Russia and CIS, with a focus on undervalued and liquid equity securities.

In addition, the GPB Russia Fixed Income Fund will invest in sovereign and corporate fixed income instruments denominated in USD, RUB and other currencies.

The two funds have been launched with a combined initial investment of US$ 45 million.

Gazprombank said that the Equities Fund will benchmark the MSCI Russia 10/40 Net TR USD, while the Fixed Income Fund will benchmark the Euro-Cbonds IG 3Y.

The new funds follow the launch of the GPB Emerging Europe Equities Fund in January 2014.

Aylin Suntay, CEO of Gazprombank Asset Management, said: "We have further commitments of an additional USD 45m to be invested during Q2 2014. With the significant valuation discount in the Russian market, we believe that now is the right time to launch new products and we are confident that they will both prove to be successful investments."

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