Fri, Jun 23, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Mutual fund turned hedge fund manager, Robert Sanborn calls fixed income securities 'the mother of all bubbles’

Thursday, April 25, 2013

amb
Robert Sanborn
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

In the new era of hedge fund managers embracing the mutual fund, you don’t often hear about a manager going the other way, but that’s just what Robert Sanborn did. Until 2000, Sanborn managed the Oakmark Fund a mutual fund based in Chicago. Now, he manages Sanborn Kilcollin Partners, a $200m long-short equity fund. He recently spoke with Greg Despolberch in for an Opalesque TV interview.

"When you are in the public arena, in a mutual fund, you spend a lot of time presenting, being on TV, frankly. You really have to be as visible as possible, and that’s a key part of the job," Sanborn says. As a hedge fund manager his role has shifted, "In a hedge fund environment, you have less money generally. Although there are some firms that have become very institutionalized, we are not one of them, and it gives you the ability to be much more flexible on the investment side."

Since making the transition, Sanborn says he enjoys working with sophisticated investors that know what they want. His hedge fund perch also gives him different view of the market, and he says the "mother of all bubbles," is on the horizon for fixed income securities.

He says that the "desperate reach for yield" makes many investments suspect. "I would suspect that they trade at higher values than they otherwise would."......................

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. Comment: For emerging market debt, a sustainable recovery[more]

    Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Standish Mellon Asset Management Company writes on Harvest Exchange: After several difficult years, the outlook for emerging market debt (EMD) denomin

  2. J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives raises distressed shipping fund[more]

    From Institutionalinvestor.com: J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives has closed a $480 million fund to invest in distressed shipping assets, attracting capital from pensions, endowments and insurance companies. The firm, which has been investing in maritime for more than a decade, initially targeted $400

  3. FinTech - Rise of robots: Inside the world's fastest growing hedge funds[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Believe the hype. Quants have never been more popular. After doubling over the past decade, assets run by so-called systematic funds have hit a record $500 billion this year, according to estimates from Barclays Plc. In some ways, their meteoric rise is due to the same technolog

  4. Legal - Bond market concerns could scuttle Paulson's Fannie-Freddie plan[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: A hedge fund proposal for freeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from U.S. control is poised to face stiff opposition from investors who say it risks wrecking the mortgage-bond market. The Moelis & Co. blueprint, which firms including Paulson & Co. and Blackstone Group LP sponsored,

  5. Other Voices: Are your pricing policies and procedures for less liquid instruments adequate?[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The unrelated position mismarking incidents that quickly precipitated the closures of both Visium Asset Management and Marinus Capital have been recent focal points for market participants, but regulatory scrutiny of valuation choices for less liquid instruments is