Chicago and New York - O'Brien Investment Group (OBIG) has launched the OBIG Discretionary Global Macro Fund, managed by Monica Fuentes, Ph.D. The hedge fund will be open to public participation starting July 1 and available to sophisticated market participants such as accredited institutional investors and large family offices. The Fund will offer a Founders Share Class for the first $100 million of assets under management (AUM), available with a $250,000 minimum investment.
A futures-only version of the strategy was launched last month, available exclusively in a managed futures separately managed account. The minimum for a futures-only managed account is $2 million.
Monica Fuentes, Portfolio Manager and Chief Investment Officer of OBIG, said: "For a global macro manager, 2016 proved to be a year in which events like Brexit and the U.S. Presidential election drove the markets. I believe this year and next will be similar, with event-driven trades dominating the type of trade we will be entering. We believe the German elections, Italian elections and the Trump agenda, just to name a few, will have a major impact on the global financial and commodity markets."