Deep Dive: Advantages of protected equity and absolute return

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Anja Needham of Secor Asset Management

Anja Needham of Secor Asset Management

Anja Needham, portfolio manager at Secor Asset Management, dives into absolute return

Unlike relative return funds, which simply seek to outperform a given benchmark (even if this means posting a negative return), absolute return funds aim to achieve positive performance across all market environments. To achieve this objective, absolute return funds tend to invest in a range of diversified assets across the spectrum of equities, fixed income, derivatives, and alternatives. 'It was not terrible, but it was not great': ASI's Fowler and Bint on why the future looks bright for GARS Absolute return funds may be appealing to investors looking to avoid losses and volatility ...

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