NEW YORK, April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ABR Dynamic Funds' CEO Taylor Lukof today announced that the firm has attracted two industry experts to his growing firm. Akash Patel, formerly of KCG Holdings, Inc., joins the firm as Chief Strategist and Brian Cumberland, formerly of Susquehanna Financial Group, joins the firm as Chief Operating Officer.
"Attracting top-level talent, like Akash and Brian, positions our firm to move forward with the continued launch of thoughtful index-related products," commented Lukof. "They share our vision for dynamic systematic investment solutions. We look forward to helping investors manage their portfolios in turbulent markets with our approach to 'Smart Volatility'."
ABR Dynamic Funds, LLC, a New York-based asset management firm, recently introduced its "Smart Volatility" mutual fund, the ABR Dynamic Blend Equity and Volatility Fund (ABRVX). The fund, driven by algorithms, seeks to anticipate and dynamically rebalance exposures during market volatility, is a welcome source of diversification intended to improve portfolio performance in turbulent markets.
"ABR Dynamic Funds' algorithmic trading is truly cutting edge in terms of its approach to analyzing and anticipating market volatility," explained Mr. Patel, who was the Head Proprietary Trader of the Electronic Trading Group (ETG) at KCG Holdings, Inc. "I look forward to further developing the systematic strategies surrounding the 'Smart Volatility' offering along with additional indices and products at ABR."
"I am excited to join Taylor and his team and to work with them in further developing volatility as an asset class that should be a permanent part of every well-diversified investment portfolio," explained Mr. Cumberland, who served as a senior account manager at Susquehanna Financial Group, where he advised top hedge funds and mutual funds on cash equity, ETF, and equity derivative investments. "As the interaction of global markets and news continues to accelerate, markets will become increasingly turbulent and proactively managing volatility will become a core element of diversification."
The ABR Dynamic Blend Equity and Volatility Fund is currently available through advisors on over 25 distribution platforms. For more information, please visit www.volfunds.com.
About ABR Dynamic Funds, LLC
ABR Management LLC, the parent company of ABR Dynamic Funds, was founded in 2010 by Taylor Lukof as a research-focused trading group managing internal proprietary capital. In March 2015, ABR Dynamic Funds, LLC was formed, as a subsidiary of ABR Management, to license intellectual property from the parent company in order to create indices and liquid alternative solutions for clients.
There are risks involved with investing including the possible loss of principal. Investing is subject to risk; investment return and principal value will fluctuate, and upon redemption, shares may be worth more or less than the amount originally invested. The Funds may be non-diversified, and fluctuations in individual holdings will have a greater impact on the Funds' performance. The Funds may also invest in derivative instruments, and a small investment could have a large potential impact on the performance of the Funds. Investors should carefully consider the investment objectives, risks, charges and expenses of the Funds before investing. To obtain a prospectus containing this and other important information please call (855) 422-4518 or download a prospectus online at www.volfunds.com. Read the specific Funds' prospectus carefully before you invest. Distributed by Foreside Fund Services, LLC. © 2015 ABR Dynamic Funds, LLC
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