Abaco builds strong record with unique market-neutral strategy

Thu Jun 23, 2011

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Abaco Financials is a rarity in running a specialist sector market-neutral equity fund – all the more so in the financial space. But its long track record shows the strategy works in all kinds of markets

Banks and other financial institutions are having a tough time in the post-crisis environment, with profitability under pressure from all sides and regulation looming in all directions.

But there are potentially strong returns to be made by hedge funds focused on the financials sector – and Abaco Financials is no exception.

However, Abaco – which is one of the most proven hedge funds specialising in financials, with eight years under its belt – is an exception in two key respects. First, it has made positive returns every year since launch, including in the financial sector meltdown of 2008. Second, it has done so by being a very rare entity: as a genuinely market-neutral sector equity fund, and in a sector where its market-neutral approach is unique.

Abaco Financials has been managed by the same three-man team since its launch in June 2003. Inigo Lecubarri, Louis Rivera-Camino and Martin Deurell were...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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