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Olivier Mollé, Sycomore Asset Management

Olivier Mollé and Gilles Sitbon, Sycomore Asset Management: “Basel III and Solvency II should be a game-changer for the way banks and insurers manage their capital reserves”

Mon, 27/08/2012 - 09:36

Olivier Mollé (pictured) and Gilles Sitbon, who run the L/S Market Neutral and L/S Opportunities funds respectively at Paris-based Sycomore Asset Management, say both the long/short funds are seeing increased interest from investors seeking more uncorrelated returns for a greater portion of their assets under management, whether they are focusing on capital preservation or looking for equity market exposure with lower volatility. »

Killiam Kentrup, Entrepreneur Partners

Kilian Kentrup, Entrepreneur Partners: “Cultural understanding is an important advantage when using direct contact with management to interpret business decisions”

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 12:03

Kilian Kentrup (pictured), manager of the Trias L/S Fund at Zurich-based Entrepreneur Partners, says he uses fundamental and news flow-driven proprietary screening tools, bottom-up research, regular direct contact with management and field trips to identify long and short equity and equity-related security investments among some 400 listed companies in Austria, Germany and Switzerland. »

Julien Stouff, Pictet Asset Management

Julien Stouff, Pictet Asset Management: “The purchase of convexity positions protect against and profit from major market moves”

Tue, 22/05/2012 - 17:59

Julien Stouff (pictured), head of the team managing Pictet Asset Management’s newly-launched Kronos Fund says the global long/short equity trading strategy, previously offered as a Luxembourg-domiciled Sicav-SIF and before that as a trading book, follows an investment approach in which quantitative stock selection, convexity positions – deep out-of-the money options – and active trading are intertwined… »

Jonathan Gordon, MET Capital Management

Jonathan Gordon, MET Capital Management: “We expect stocks to respond more to micro and fundamental aspects, which should be favourable for our strategy”

Mon, 09/04/2012 - 17:36

Following two years of difficult market conditions for long/short equity manager MET Capital Management, the firm’s head Jonathan Gordon expects a return to the trending markets that enabled it to achieve extremely positive returns between 2007 and 2009, as well as a growing willingness among investors to look beyond the largest and longest-established hedge funds. »

Athanasios Ladopoulos, Swiss Investment Managers

Athanasios Ladopoulos, Swiss Investment Managers: “Directors’ share transactions should continue to provide ample investment opportunities”

Mon, 17/10/2011 - 08:27

Athanasios T Ladopoulos, senior partner and senior portfolio manager of Swiss Investment Managers, says the Directors Dealings Fund, which uses a proprietary investment methodology focusing on share transactions by companies’ directors and senior executives, offers sophisticated investors non-correlated returns accompanies by robust risk management techniques. »

Vernon West, chief executive, Skyline Capital

Vernon West, Skyline Capital Management: “Despite the global economy’s mid-cycle slowdown, rates are low, liquidity and economic slack are abundant, and valuations are cheap”

Mon, 12/09/2011 - 06:00

Vernon West (pictured), chief executive of USD47m global long/short equity specialist Skyline Capital Management, says the firm, which offers its strategy through Cayman and Ucits vehicles, seeks to tap into emerging market growth resulting from accelerating domestic consumption as productivity improvements boost income per head and increased automation as firms substitute capital for labour. »

Carl Bernadotte, founder, CB Asset Management

The Interview – Carl Bernadotte, CB Asset Management: “Unlike other long/short strategies, we short an index, not individual stocks, so we don’t have to generate short ideas”

Mon, 04/07/2011 - 06:00

Carl Bernadotte, founder of Stockholm-based CB Asset Management, says the four-year-old CB Hedge fund draws on the firm’s existing investment management work and due diligence by selecting stocks from the long-only European Quality Fund, reducing market risk by shorting the MSCI Europe index. »

Carl Meurling, Emeralt Investments

The Interview – Carl Meurling, Emeralt Investments: “We are one of the few long/short equity managers left in emerging Europe”

Fri, 28/01/2011 - 06:00

Carl Meurling, chief executive of Russia and emerging Europe specialist Emeralt Investments, says many investors want exposure to the region with limited and controlled risk, making the firm’s funds a good alternative to long-only products that are completely exposed to market risk. »

Paul Kennedy, managing director and chief investment officer of GWM Group

The Interview - Paul Kennedy, GWM Group: “There is now less dislocation within markets and opportunities are increasing on the short side”

Mon, 06/09/2010 - 06:00

Paul Kennedy, managing director and chief investment officer of GWM Group, says investors are looking for funds, such as the firm’s newly-launched long/short European Ucits fund 7H Absolute, that provide low net exposure and generate alpha through a strategic long-term approach and a short-term trading overlay to maximise returns without an increased risk profile. »

The Interview – Michael Kart, Marshall Spectrum: “Rusal’s successful IPO in Hong Kong should open doors for other Russian and CIS issuers”

The Interview – Michael Kart, Marshall Spectrum: “Rusal’s successful IPO in Hong Kong should open doors for other Russian and CIS issuers”

Thu, 01/04/2010 - 08:01

Michael Kart, manager of the Spectrum funds at Marshall Spectrum, says the firm’s two equity funds are poised to benefit from expected new equity placements, restructuring of the telecoms industry and continued liberalisation of energy markets in Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union. »

The Interview – Dietmar Schmitt, SAM Capital Partners: “It has taken time for investors to understand how a trading fund differs from more traditional long/short managers”

The Interview – Dietmar Schmitt, SAM Capital Partners: “It has taken time for investors to understand how a trading fund differs from more traditional long/short managers”

Fri, 22/01/2010 - 11:58

SAM Capital Partners is looking to expand the investor base of its SAM Capital Equity Opportunity Fund, launched in September 2007, on the back of a run of 13 successive months of positive return. Founder and chief investment officer Dietmar Schmitt says the firm’s approach is being validated by the plans of other groups to launch trading funds with short-term investment horizons. »

The Interview - Willem de Vlugt and Charles Estourgie, EValuation Capital: “The rally this year has made investors wary of possible corrections ahead”

The Interview - Willem de Vlugt and Charles Estourgie, EValuation Capital: “The rally this year has made investors wary of possible corrections ahead”

Tue, 05/01/2010 - 06:00

Willem de Vlugt and Charles Estourgie, founding partners and fund managers at Amsterdam-based EValuation Capital Management, says the EV Smaller Companies Fund they manage is set to benefit from a favourable environment in the coming year as its core long portfolio of small and medium-sized companies emerge stronger from the crisis. »

The Interview – Pedro Noronha, Noster Capital: “The two most important assets a manager can have are a stable capital base and patience – like Warren Buffett”

The Interview – Pedro Noronha, Noster Capital: “The two most important assets a manager can have are a stable capital base and patience – like Warren Buffett”

Mon, 05/10/2009 - 08:07

Pedro Noronha, managing partner of Noster Capital, says the firm’s proprietary indicators currently say that the green shoots crowd is too early in pricing a V-shaped recovery into the market, and that credit spreads, which have tightened to levels that are in some instances similar to the top of the market bubble, are set again to widen considerably once new problems with European bank lending start to surface. »

The Interview - Bernard Lambilliotte, Ecofin: "We expect explosive development in China's renewable energy sectors"

Tue, 18/08/2009 - 22:48

Bernard Lambilliotte, chief investment officer of specialist utilities and infrastructure investor Ecofin, says the firm's newly-launched China Pow »

The Interview - Henrik Rhenman and Carl Grevelius, Rhenman & Partners: "The most likely outcome of healthcare reform in the US is higher consumption"

Tue, 04/08/2009 - 07:30

Stockholm-based Rhenman & Partners Asset Management, a niche player focused on healthcare, has just launched Rhenman Healthcare Equity L/S, a g »

The Interview - Richard Peterson, MarketPsy Capital: "Understanding the workings of the brain unlocks a trove of novel investment strategies"

Tue, 30/06/2009 - 07:00

The founders of MarketPsy Capital have developed a systematic investment strategy that arbitrages sentiment-based stock mispricing by analysing the »

Hedgeweek Interview: Philip Hardy, Polar Capital: "The outlook for equity markets is likely to be one of hope ultimately ending in despair"

Mon, 12/01/2009 - 12:26

Philip Hardy, manager of the Polar Capital UK Absolute Return Fund, says that after a savage bear market in UK equities in 2008 the outlook remains uncertain, and he expects continued h »

Interview: Robert Romero, Connective Capital Management: "Growing opportunities for alpha generation on both long and short sides"

Mon, 15/12/2008 - 07:37

Connective Capital Management portfolio manager Robert Romero says the Silicon Valley-based firm, which specialises in investing in the technology »

Interview - Gary West and James Inglis-Jones, Liontrust: Looking for profit surprises

Fri, 28/11/2008 - 14:46

Gary West (photo) and James Inglis-Jones say the Liontrust European Long/Short Fund they manage has enjoyed solid growth this year amid the gloom f »

The Hedgeweek Interview - Ezra Sun, Veritas Asset Management: "Asia still offers significant investment opportunities in areas of structural growth"

Fri, 21/11/2008 - 12:00

Ezra Sun, manager of Veritas's Real Return Asia Fund, says that while Asia is set to suffer by proxy from the global economic slowdown, experiencing a reduction in domestic consumption and export g »

The Hedgeweek Interview - Afsin Alp, Meadowbrook Capital Management: "Our beta neutral strategy allows us to minimise market risk"

Mon, 28/07/2008 - 07:00

Afsin Alp, a partner and portfolio manager with Meadowbrook Capital Management, says the Meadowbrook Beta Neutral Fund, which was officially launch »

The Hedgeweek Interview: John-Paul Temperley, Martin Currie Absolute Return Funds: "There is a real danger that the first quarter will be very difficult for many companies"

Fri, 09/05/2008 - 07:00

John-Paul Temperley, co-manager of the Martin Currie Absolute Return Japan Fund, says the Japanese stock market is currently in the middle of a tricky results season, as companies face ris »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Stephen Cohen, Troika Dialog Asset Management: "We are a Russian investment firm, rather than a firm that invests in Russia"

Fri, 01/02/2008 - 06:00

Stephen Cohen, chief executive for hedge funds at Troika Dialog Asset Management in London, believes the Troika Russia Fund, which has achieved an annualised return of 28 per cent since it »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Mark Tinker, global portfolio manager, Axa Framlington Absolute Return Gemini Worldview: "The economic impact of the woes in western credit markets has been wildly overplayed"

Fri, 30/11/2007 - 06:00

Mark Tinker, manager of the Axa Framlington Absolute Return Gemini Worldview fund, sees long-term growth opportunities in Asia both in the building of physical infrastructure and in the em »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Colin Stewart, portfolio manager, JCClark Focused Opportunities Fund and Focused Opportunities Offshore: "We utilise a fundamental approach in an inefficient market segment"

Fri, 09/11/2007 - 05:59

Colin Stewart, portfolio manager with Canadian long/short manager JCClark, says the firm focuses on sectors and ideas that are not widely followed in which it can gain an informational adv »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Dan Ascani, managing director, Gemini Futures: "An alternative strategy that is truly worthy of the name"

Fri, 02/11/2007 - 06:00

Managing director Dan Ascani explains Gemini Futures' three-pronged investment approach that incorporates a conservative fixed-income allocation, gold forward or futures and options contra »

The Hedgeweek Interview: Ken Murray, Chief Executive, Blue Planet Investment Management: Seeking "the most promising banks in the most promising economies"

Mon, 15/05/2006 - 16:38

Ken Murray outlines the single-minded concentration on financial stocks that lies behind the Blue Planet Global Financials Fund, which was launched »



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