Wed, Dec 2, 2015
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Emerging markets continue to offer opportunity, and a useful approach to economics for developed markets - Van Eck Global

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

From Kirsten Bischoff, Opalesque New York:

"This month [May], we played a lot on the short side," says Eric Fine, former head of emerging markets research and founder of emerging markets prop trading at Morgan Stanley. He is current Portfolio Manager of the emerging markets macro G-175 Strategy at Van Eck Absolute Return Advisers Corp. Van Eck manages $22 billion, including $3 billion in emerging market focused funds.

For Fine and his team, focusing on putting emerging market asset prices in the right valuation context to each other and to developed markets has been a big driver behind shifting the portfolio to capture performance in both upward and downward moves.

Typically, the G175 strategy focuses on fundamentals, but when technical moves are in play, the most crowded moves (typically those based on fundamental analysis) are often the ones that suffer the most. Making money every month is the focus, therefore, positions that the team sees priced well and that are cheap are left on the table until markets stabilize. "Right now the most bullish we want to be is no risk on," he says.

This has meant collapsing the portfolio's investment horizon from 3-12 months to mere hours. "For May, we pretty much had a 24 hour investment horizon," Fine says. "Shorts can really punch you in the nose because there is always the risk of intervention on the other side."

Overall, EM investors struggle to commit to market opportunities The wild......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. David Einhorn's hedge fund plunged 5.2% in November, set for 2015 loss[more]

    From David Einhorn’s main hedge fund at Greenlight Capital fell 5.2 percent in November and is poised for only its second losing year in almost two decades. The losses bring the fund’s yearly drop to almost 21 percent, according to an e-mail sent to clients that was obtained by Bloomb

  2. Other Voices: Hedge fund marketing and the selling cycle[more]

    By Bruce Frumerman. How long is the selling cycle now? That’s a question my financial communications and sales marketing consulting firm has been asked on a regular basis by hedge fund firm owners and sales people, ever since we opened the doors to our firm in 1987 pre-crash. Wa

  3. People - Solus Alternative Asset Management adds chief strategist from BTIG[more]

    From Daniel Greenhaus joined hedge fund manager Solus Alternative Asset Management as managing director and chief strategist. He will work closely with Chris Bondy, Solus’ chief economist, managing director and executive vice president, said Chris Pucillo, CEO and chief investmen

  4. Commodities - Stung by oil, distressed-debt traders see worst losses since '08[more]

    From It’s mid-November, but for investors who trade in the debt of distressed companies, the year’s already done -- and they lost. Hedge funds that specialize in the debt are grappling with their worst declines in seven years. Funds managed by Knighthead Capital Management, Candlewood

  5. Regulatory - Major changes in partnership audit procedures contained in 2015 Budget Act[more]

    Contained in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015, signed by President Obama on November 2, is a rather complex provision that materially changes how partnerships are audited. Generally effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017, the so-called “TEFRA” and “Electing Large Partnership” rul