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Absolute return strategies under the microscope

Absolute return strategies under the microscope

23-02-2017 | Insight

Absolute return strategies are gaining traction with investors looking for alternative sources of return. But how do they work, and are they the same as hedge funds?

  • Klaas  Smits
    Klaas
    Smits
    Executive Director Quant Allocation Products
  • Shengsheng  Zhang
    Shengsheng
    Zhang
    Senior Portfolio Manager Multi-asset Quant

Many investors put them into one category and compare them directly with each other. In fact, they are idiosyncratic, and require case-by-case study, though there are ways to draw general patterns and compare them.

In this white paper, we put them under the microscope and explain what they are, how they work, and where they fit into the wider investing universe.

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