Short-term trading and steady returns boost experienced OMG Capital team

Mon Feb 23, 2009

Strategy trades shares, not companies, and avoids making macroeconomic calls

Raising money for a hedge fund with consistent returns in the high single/low double digits and low volatility was a difficult exercise during the raging bull market, when even mediocre managers produced outsized gains and many funds were able to attract substantial assets simply by leveraging beta.

Stephen Gee

But that kind of steady and low-risk return profile has begun to look a whole lot more attractive, thanks to the decline in the MSCI World Index of 40% last year and the wild volatility in equity markets.

One fund that may benefit from the change in investor appetite is London-based OMG Capital. Founded in 2004 by Richard O'Hare, Gary Martin and Steven Gee, the firm manages some $340 million across two funds.

Its OMG Opportunities Fund produced returns of just under 14% net last year in its twice-levered version,...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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