Butler Credit Opportunities UCITS is a long/short European Credit fund with a long term target to deliver 8-10% annualized returns while keeping portfolio volatility below 5% over the credit cycle.

It is managed with the same expertise and investment team as the WB Opportunities Fund that has demonstrated outstanding returns in all market conditions since its inception in 2009.

The portfolio management team is very stable and has managed hedge funds since 2005, through a variety of economic cycles including global financial crisis. The team have a proven ability to generate best-in-class risk-adjusted returns both in bull and bear markets, capturing the upside when conditions are supportive and limiting the downside when markets become more challenging.

The Butler Credit Opportunities UCITS Fund team uses a unique 3 step investment approach placing risk management and preservation of capital at the centre of portfolio management while constantly seeking opportunities to generate attractive risk adjusted returns.

Stage 1: With their long-standing experience on markets, the team recognizes that the portfolio Beta should always reflect the optimal level of risk in order to preserve capital or generate superior Alpha. Laurent Kenigswald (who has a background as a macro-economist and statistician), together with the two other PMs, systematically implement a Top-Down approach in order to determine the optimal level of risk for the portfolio. The fund has been net short on several occasions since inception, reflecting the team’s ability to adapt to events and cycles.

Stage 2: Bottom up focuses on the fundamental analysis of individual securities, assessing key financial parameters for each bond evaluating its potential as a long or short position.

Stage 3: Portfolio construction determines the capital allocated to each strategy/position taking into account risk, liquidity, volatility, etc.

Butler Investment Managers is a company created in 2008 by Walter Butler, owner and founder of Butler Industries set up in 1991. The Group has operations in direct investments (Butler Industries) and asset management covering three major asset classes (private equity with Butler Capital Partners and Butler Industries, credit markets with Butler Investment Managers and real estate with Corum/Butler Real Estate).


Butler Credit Opportunities


Experienced team that has successfully managed hedge funds since 2005 through changing economic cycles as well as during the global financial crisis. 


Managing a highly liquid portfolio with nimble trading ability enables the team to create exposure which both allows for alpha capture in bull and bear markets whilst preserving capital through periods of high volatility.


Long term coverage of the market allows for superior bottom up research.

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MontLake Asset Management Ltd, 23 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, D02 AR55, Ireland is licensed to provide Investment Management services to Professional Clients (including Collective Investment Schemes) by the Central Bank of Ireland.

MontLake UCITS Platform ICAV is an umbrella open-ended Irish collective asset-management vehicle with segregated liability between Funds formed in Ireland under the Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles Act 2015 and authorised by the Central Bank as a UCITS pursuant to the UCITS Regulations.

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