Rudolf Bohli Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:
According to RBR Capital, a European long/short equity specialist, things are looking up for Europe, and there are many opportunities to seize in the region.
Swiss-based RBR Capital Advisors has just celebrated its 10th anniversary. Its long/short equity funds, which have a track record of double-digit annualized returns and which generated alpha both in the long and the short book, invest in select companies using thorough fundamental analysis coupled with a top down overlay. They all invest across a variety of sectors.
RBRís flagship fund, the 10-year old RBR European Long Short (Luxembourg) fund, a UCITS IV fund for the last year and previously known as Rhine Alpha, twice nominated as best fund after a 29% performance last year, is up 7.6% YTD (est., through to mid-Sept.). The eight-year old Cayman and Delaware funds are up 11.2% and 13% YTD respectively.
Comparatively, the Hennessee long/short equity index is up 10.5% YTD (-0.55% in August), and the Credit Suisse long/short equity index is up 7.8% YTD (-1.11% in August). Hedge funds were down in August, but outperformed most global equity markets as long/short equity strategies posted their largest outperformance of the ......................
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