Lazard launches EM managed volatility fund

Targets 20%-30% lower risk than average

James Baxter-Derrington
Susanne Willumsen of Lazard

Susanne Willumsen of Lazard

Lazard Fund Managers has announced the launch of the Lazard Emerging Markets Managed Volatility fund, which aims for low risk stable returns.

The UCITS-compliant fund will seek to exceed market-cap returns annually over a market cycle, while taking 20%-30% lower risk. Equities are selected for the portfolio through a proprietary, quantitative process, favouring firms with strong fundamentals, below-average risk and good ESG considerations. The unlikely EM countries showing 'economic promise' It will be available to investors in the UK, Ireland and Switzerland, and will be co-managed by Susanne Willumsen and Paul Moghtader, alongside the Quantitative Equity Platform team. Willumsen, managing director and portfolio mana...

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