Cumulative Performance (%)
Fund Inception 23 July 2013
The performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Strategy & Manager
InRIS Parus Fund (the “Fund”) is an open-ended UCITS compliant fund with Parus Finance (“Parus”) acting as the Trading Advisor.
The objective of the “Fund” is to generate absolute returns by using a long / short equity strategy. This strategy is mostly long growth stocks and shorts companies with a structurally declining business. In order to achieve its investment objective, the Fund will use a bottom-up approach, emphasizing stock picking, based on in-house fundamental analysis together with portfolio monitoring and risk control. The Fund will primarily invest directly or indirectly in equities but will also use Financial Derivatives Instruments (FDIs).
The Fund will primarily invest in North America or Europe but may also invest from time to time in other markets (including up to 20% of its Net Asset Value in emerging markets). The Fund may take synthetic long and short positions through investments in derivatives.
Parus Finance , founded in 2002, is an independent asset management company making investments worldwide employing a Long/Short equity strategy. Parus’ experienced team has managed its equity Long/Short strategy since January 2003 ($1.4bn in AuM)
Fabrice Vecchioli, CIO, co-founder – 30 years of financial markets and 24 years of buy side experience.
- Previous experiences: Notz-Stucki/Comgest, Finacor
- BS/MS from Ecole Polytechnique, Certified Actuary
Edouard Vecchioli, PM, co-founder – 22 years of financial markets and 16 years of equity buy side experience.
- Previous experiences: BNP Paribas, Banque C.A. Indosuez
- BA from University Paris-Dauphine and MSc in Market Finance and Management
Philippe Carrance, PM– 28 years of finance industry and 12 years of equity buy side experience.
- Previous experiences: Kepler, Consors, Drexel Burnham, Louis Dreyfus
- BA from HEC and French CFA (SFAF)
Marc Chatin, PM– 18 years of finance industry and 12 years of equity buy side experience.
- Previous experiences: Edoma ($2bn peak AUM), Talaris ($1bn), Gandhara ($3.5bn), Cisco, Rothschild & Cie
- MBA from Wharton and BA from ESSEC
Statistics & Commentary
The performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Sector Breakdown as a % of AUM
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Trading Advisor's Commentaryas of
Market Review and Outlook
The performance of the Parus Fund I EUR Hedged share Class was +1.36% in March.
March was a strong month for equity markets with the MSCI World up +3.1% and the Euro Stoxx 50 up +7.8%. It was also another month of outperformance of value vs growth with the Nasdaq up only +0.4%. Towards the end of the month, SPACs, high growth and momentum corrected significantly. For Parus, value positions performed well with stocks in Auto and Financials as leading contributors. Facebook, the largest contributor was also one of the few positive contributors in the growth book. Also after a significant rebound of cyclicals pricing in the reopening of the economy, higher quality structural names, more defensive in nature, for example in healthcare, trading at very low multiples, started to contribute positively. We continue to see both long and short opportunities in the market and the Fund currently comprises a balanced mix of growth/value. The coming months will see a significant regime change of YoY KPIs impacting both Covid victims, beneficiaries and stimulus data, as a reflection of the one year anniversary of Covid.
At the end of March, the net exposure of the Fund was 75.0% of the NAV, with a long exposure of 88.9% and a short exposure of 13.9%. The gross exposure was 102.8% of the NAV.
Facts & Documents
Fund Domicile: Ireland
Fund Type: UCITS SICAV
Fund Launch: 23 July 2013
Base Currency: EUR
Depositary, Administrator, Transfert Agent: State Street Fund Services Ireland Limited, CACEIS Ireland Limited
Dealing: Weekly (each Wednesday) with a 4 business day notice
Cut-off time: 11 A.M Irish Standard Time
Countries where the fund is registered:
Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom
The information related to the integration of sustainability risks and to the potential adverse sustainability impacts at the sub-fund level can be found in the prospectus of the Fund.
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