France’s Lyxor Asset Management has joined forces with US-based Sandler Capital Management to introduce a new long/short equity strategy.

The newly launched fund, named Lyxor/Sandler U.S. Equity Fund, will provide investors exposure to US equities and at the same time, mitigate the impact of market volatility on client portfolio.

The fund will adopt a dynamic long/short approach to identify growing businesses and challenged businesses across several US industries.

Andrew Sandler will serve as the lead portfolio manager for the new fund. He will be assisted by an assistant portfolio manager, eight analysts, and a separate two-person credit team.

The new vehicle is registered for sale in nine countries and available on Lyxor’s alternative Ucits platform.