Argonaut's Norris: Everybody loves an uncorrelated return when the market goes down

How to deal with the market's wild mood swings

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Argonaut CEO Barry Norris

Argonaut CEO Barry Norris talks to IW editor Lauren Mason about the pandemic, shorting vaccines and the GameStop phenomenon.

"In certain cases you are damned if you do, and damned if you don't," Argonaut CEO Barry Norris told Investment Week when asked about the trials and tribulations of running a long/short portfolio in an unprecedented environment. Norris, who founded Argonaut in 2005 and is CEO, CIO and lead manager on the Alpha, Pan European and Absolute Return funds, said managers in the long/short space are often criticised for generating uncorrelated returns during rising markets, as well as for 'punishing' companies via their short books. These factors have become exacerbated over the past 12 month...

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