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Absolute Return

Our absolute return range includes fixed income, macro/managed futures, equity long/short, currencies and commodities strategies. All the strategies share one common aim: to deliver positive, long-term absolute returns with controlled volatility and low correlation to traditional asset classes.

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Convertible Bonds

This strategy is a long-biased convertible bond fund consisting of partially hedged exposures and relative value trades. It seeks to generate long-term absolute returns via fundamental analysis combined with technical valuations of the underlying stocks. These securities, which require a specialist skill-set, offer the opportunity to convert the bonds into a pre-established number of shares in the underlying stock.

We offer a range of specialist solutions within macro/managed futures. These include strategies focused on:

Emerging Market Rates

This is an unconstrained, diversified strategy investing in hard and local currency emerging market bonds. This strategy seeks to generate positive, asymmetric returns through high-conviction contrarian macro views while hedging against downside risk.

Global Rates

Global rates invests in a diverse range of government bonds and currencies to exploit inherent inefficiencies in these markets. Funds operating with this strategy have a global mandate, focusing on liquid markets and economic fundamentals at their core.

We offer a range of specialist absolute return solutions within equity long/short. These include strategies focused on:

Emerging Market Equities

This strategy seeks to generate consistent absolute returns through investing long and short in a portfolio of emerging market equities. This strategy uses a fundamental, bottom-up style and a predominantly non-directional approach.

European Equities – Market neutral

This strategy takes a market and sector neutral pair trading approach based on disciplined stock selection. This strategy ensures there are equal weightings of longs and shorts to neutralize market risk.

European Equities – Non-directional

This strategy employs a bottom-up approach to stock selection focused on corporate earnings revisions. The resulting portfolio is a long/short equity targeting pure alpha.

Global Equities

This strategy offers a concentrated portfolio of global equities combining both long and short positions. The protection of capital is the overarching investment consideration of this strategy.

Financials

This is a financials-focused long/short equity strategy with a low beta objective. This strategy aims to generate consistent absolute returns by investing in financial companies in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas using a fundamental, bottom-up style and a predominantly non-directional approach.

Technology

This strategy invests in a diverse and fast-changing sector, offering long-term capital appreciation by employing a long/short stock-picking approach. This strategy balances fundamental research and detailed technical analysis, to identify the opportunities arising from the polarisation of the technology sector’s winners and losers.

Currencies

This is a highly liquid and transparent investment strategy, investing in a diverse range of currencies to exploit inherent inefficiencies in currency markets. This strategy combines strategic investing with short-term tactical trading opportunities.

Commodities

This strategy taps a global universe of over 300 highly-liquid securities based on energy, metals, agriculture and livestock, with the aim of producing positive returns over the long term, regardless of commodity market conditions. It is based on a discretionary investment methodology which takes long and short positions within a market-neutral framework of various idiosyncratic strategies.

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