Guillaume Rambourg launches retail long-only fund

Guillaume Rambourg’s investment boutique has launched its first long-only product to retail investors.

The Luxembourg-domiciled Verrazzano Advantage European fund will invest at least 80 per cent of its assets in companies listed in continental Europe.

Verrazzano Capital, which in 2012 launched two European equity long/short strategies for “qualifying investors”, is made up of a team of 16 professionals and manages its investments through bottom-up, fundamental analysis.

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Mr Rambourg, chief investment officer at the firm, said: “It is an important milestone for Verrazzano Capital, which has evolved quickly since 2011 thanks to investor appetite for our tried and tested investment approach and the meticulous path we took to building out the institutional platform.

“Through the firm’s two senior investment officers Tomás Pintó and Karim Moussalem, the team combines long-standing continuity and an injection of new talent, enhancing an investment process that has generated significant alpha through several market cycles.”

To date, Verrazzano funds have roughly $500m (£306.4m) in assets under mangement.