Aquila Capital, one of Europe´s leading alternative investment managers, was named European Hedge Fund Firm of the Year at the Funds Europe Awards 2012 ceremony, in London last night. The firm first won the award in 2010.
In the last 12 months, Aquila Capital has achieved significant inflows and AUM now stand over EUR 4.1 Billion. As a result, the company has risen in the Hedge Fund Journal's Top 50 Euroepan larges single manager rankings form numer 32 to 24.
Roman Rosslenbroich, founder and CEO of Aquila Capital said: “We are delighted to be named European Hedge Fund Firm of the year for the second time. Our focus on developing investment strategies that offer investors sustainable, above-average returns and low correlations to traditional asset classes hast been key to our success. Interest in alternative investment strategies continues to grow as investors increasingly recognise their value as sources of superior risk-adjusted returns and diversification.”
Aquila Capital's Risk Parity strategy has a strong track record dating back to 2004. The firm's AC Risk Parity 7 and 12 Funds have consistently delivered positive year-on-year returns and both of them continously rank in the top 10% of their peer group. Building on this success, Aquila Capital launched a third Risk Parity fund this year - the AC Risk Parity 17 Fund, which targets a volatility of 17% p.a. with strong risk-adjusted returns.
2012 has also seen Aquila Capital extend its products offerings with a range of specialised real assets investment funds, which offer institutional investors the opportunity to access investment solutions in forestry, agriculture and renewable energies. Aquila Capital has also recently expanded its agricultural investment team with the appointment of seven 'farmers who speak finance' to meet the growing demand for a globally diversified portfolio of agricultural investment solutions.