Eaton Vance has launched the Eaton Vance Multi-Strategy All Market Fund, a new fund that can invest in a broad spectrum of asset classes, including stocks, bonds and alternatives. The fund’s managers will employ fundamental analysis, quantitative portfolio optimization and risk management techniques.

Eaton Vance’s customized solutions group will run the fund, with co-portfolio managers Jeffrey Rawlins and Dan Strelow at the helm. This group also manages the Eaton Vance Multi-Strategy Absolute Return Fund.

“We believe that a tactical asset allocation approach can be an important part of a well-diversified portfolio,” Rawlins said. “Market volatility often leads investors to act on emotion and to do the wrong thing at the wrong time. Instead, we attempt to utilize volatility to the fund’s advantage.”

“By using quantitative tools to support our valuation analysis, we develop risk/return frameworks for each asset class,” Strelow added. “The flexible nature of the fund allows us to pursue perceived opportunities, wherever they may be, regardless of the market environment.”

-- This article first appeared on Securities Technology Monitor.