Gartmore leads new hedge fund launches

Paul Skinner, product manager for currency and fixed-income products, said the fund is a natural extension of the firm’s abilities. "It is a simple case of adding leverage to the overlay product," he said.

The AlphaGen Currency Fund is split evenly between a technical trend model and a market data-based forecasting model. In addition, there is a judgemental overlay function carried out by the 11-strong currency team to ensure that the model does not enter into any trades when events it is una