May 20, 2013
New York, May 13th 2013 - Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners (AIP) today announced the launch of the AIP Dynamic Alternative Strategies Fund, its first-ever mutual fund and a significant addition to the innovative investment solutions AIP already offers clients across hedge funds, private equity, real estate and diversified alternatives. The new mutual fund provides investors with daily liquidity and a sophisticated, one-step means of accessing a broad range of alternative strategies that may complement traditional equity and fixed income investments.
“AIP has been successfully managing portfolios of non-traditional strategies on behalf of clients for years, and the new AIP Dynamic Alternative Strategies Fund will enable a broader group of investors to pursue the diversification benefits of alternatives,” said Ryan Meredith, Co-Portfolio Manager.
The fund utilizes AIP's innovative, proprietary hedge fund replication strategy that seeks to generate returns based on several fundamental underlying hedge fund strategies. The fund also provides exposure to additional non-traditional return sources and will be actively managed in an effort to capture new opportunities and to manage risk.
“We are excited to present investors with an open-end mutual fund solution that addresses many of the challenges associated with investing in alternatives,” added Patrick Reid, Co-Portfolio Manager. “The structure for the AIP Dynamic Alternative Strategies Fund delivers AIP’s investment selection, portfolio construction and risk management expertise in a vehicle that offers daily liquidity, investment transparency and modest investment minimums.”
“Our new fund is the latest example of AIP’s pioneering efforts to integrate alternative investments into portfolio construction and asset allocation,” said Arthur Lev, Head of AIP. “Institutional investors have long used alternative investments to seek increased return potential with lowered equity risk, but it remains challenging for individual investors to construct a well-diversified portfolio of alternative investments. The AIP Dynamic Alternative Strategies Fund changes the equation by effectively connecting individual investors to the strengths of alternatives.”
Morgan Stanley Alternative Investment Partners (AIP), part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, specializes in assisting investors achieve their goals through the design, integration and management of alternative investment programs. Our investment teams have unique expertise in fund investing, secondaries and co-investing across private equity, hedge fund, real estate and multi-asset class strategies. For further information about AIP, please visit www.morganstanleyaip.com.
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