Stéphane Julen is a Director of Credit Suisse Asset Management, based in Zurich. He is a senior portfolio manager within Alternative Funds Solutions (AFS), managing the group’s UCITS funds and portfolios for institutional and private clients. Mr. Julen also serves on the Fundamental Strategies research team covering European Equity Long/Short and Event Driven managers.
UCITSindex.com: Since November last year you managed the CS (Lux) Prima Multi-Strategy Fund, a UCITS fund of UCITS hedge funds. What is the fund’s investment strategy?
Stéphane Julen: With the Credit Suisse (Lux) Prima Multi-Strategy Fund we strive to harnesses the investment skills of some of the best alternative fund managers in a single fund structure. Many of our investors utilise the fund as a core allocation to hedge funds or because of its attractive risk return profile, as an alternative to a bond allocation. From the full universe of alternative UCITS managers we select only those that have the potential to deliver strong risk-adjusted returns. We then put these managers through our thorough institutional due diligence process to assess their investment strategy, risk controls and operational standards. Read More