Altin, the Swiss alternative investment company listed on the London and Swiss stock exchanges, increased its macro exposure to 20.59 per cent as of 1 April, as the investment manager added three macro funds that then subsequently closed to new investors.
Similarly, the event-driven strategies segment grew to 12.14 per cent, as two new funds were added to this strategy allocation, reflecting the growing opportunity set available to managers active in this strategy.
The portfolio’s largest strategy allocation, equity long/short, remained relatively stable over the period and accounts for 33.58 per cent of the portfolio. On 1 April 2010, the portfolio was running a leverage of 27 per cent.
Altin currently favours liquid strategies and does so by investing in liquid hedge funds that are nimble and trading-oriented. Because of this focus on liquidity, Altin has been able to increase its leverage, which can be quickly reduced by selling a number of positions if required.
The portfolio, featuring over 35 underlying hedge funds representing ten investment strategies, returned 2.56 per cent in the year to 8 April 2010.