MontLake Skyline UCITS Fund celebrates successful three year anniversary

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A Global EM Long/Short Equity Fund offering consistent performance and access to a proven investment team

Dublin, 19 September 2014 – ML Capital Asset Management Ltd is delighted to wish a happy third anniversary to the MontLake Skyline UCITS Fund. The Global Emerging Markets Long/Short Equity Fund has delivered total returns of +47.4% over this period vs. the EM Index +10%, with returns in excess of 25% in 2012, 10% in 2013 and +4.4% YTD in what has been a very challenging environment for emerging markets. This outstanding performance has placed the fund in the top quartile of its peer group over 1, 2 and 3 years.

Skyline UCITS Fund has seen significant inflows with fund assets now over $174m. The fund is managed by Skyline Capital Management LLP, a global equity specialist that focuses on Emerging Markets. The company is managed by CIO Geoff Bamber and CEO Vernon West. Both hold an MBA from Stanford University and have worked for companies such as Nevsky Capital, Barclays and Matterhorn IM.

Vernon West, CEO of Skyline Capital Management LLP commented:

“The Skyline Team is delighted to reach this important milestone. Consistent execution of our investment, risk and operational processes has generated significant successes thus far, and will continue to do so over the coming three years. Thank you to all our investors and supporters in the industry.”

Cyril Delamare, CEO and Co-Founder of ML Capital remarked:

“ML Capital is delighted to have reached this important milestone in partnership with Skyline. According to a recent ING survey EM equities are ranked as the most attractive asset class over the next 6-12months, which should benefit the Fund over the remainder of 2014.”

The Fund is hosted on the MontLake UCITS Platform Plc allowing both Skyline Capital Management LLP and ML Capital to focus on their respective strengths. The Fund benefits from a robust operational environment, active distribution and client service.

About ML Capital

ML Capital is a forward looking and leading independent investment management firm specialising in European regulated fund structures. As an award winning platform provider, we partner with the very best of investment managers to bring to market the latest most appropriate fund structures to comply with the raft of incoming regulatory requirements, whilst meeting the ever increasing expectations of investors.

ML Capital handles all aspects of the fund structuring and launch on investment managers' behalf. Through our dedicated network we offer fund sales and distribution if required and have had comprehensive coverage of investors in all key European markets for the past 20 years.

Our goal is to provide the most appropriate fund structures to maximise distribution opportunities across all key markets. Our solutions bring together market leading service providers with some of the very best minds in the regulated fund space; providing well managed European investment products with the highest levels of service and governance. We ensure that all incoming investors and partners come in with the full knowledge that they are investing into structures that are designed to protect and preserve investor interest.