UK - US fund management giant Janus Capital is to target UK-based schemes with its Intech subsidiary, which it claims can consistently outperform even in efficient markets.
Janus – which has over £78.9bn in assets under management – said that following its efforts in continental Europe, where its clients include the KLM Royal Dutch Airlines pensions scheme, it is now looking to target the UK market.
In particular, it said that it would target schemes that sought alpha in a risk controlled way.
According to Intech, the efficiency of the US large cap market is a major factor in the inability of other fund managers to outperform.However, the firm claims that it can consistently outperform the market in a risk-controlled manner.
The firm’s methodology differs from its rivals in that it does not use any analyses of fundamental corporate data, makes no attempt to gain an “information advantage” over its competitors or forecasts of stock returns whatsoever.
Instead, Intech uses a mathematical process to “reweight” index stocks to what it claims is a more efficient combination.
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