Thames River Isis team constrain downside with trading-based approach to EM equities
Fri Oct 21, 2011
Kristof Bulkai and Hugo Rogers, the successors to Thames River’s renowned Nevsky team, have been coping relatively well in an increasingly torrid time in global and emerging markets
Taking over the emerging markets franchise at Thames River
– effectively stepping into the shoes of the highly
successful Nevsky team headed up by Martin Taylor and Nick
Barnes – could be a daunting task.
But Kristof Bulkai and Hugo Rogers have made a confident
start since taking over in March. To the end of September, the
Thames River Isis fund is down 12% for the year to date, a
respectable figure when considered against the much worse
performance of some of its emerging market equity peers in a
very turbulent and volatile year.
In these difficult markets, Bulkai’s trading
background has come very much to the fore. Formerly a
proprietary trader at Griffin Capital Management, he describes
the approach there as similar to that of BlueCrest or
Millennium. "One effectively ran a discrete book, working
within a highly defined set of para¬meters, with hard
stop-losses in place," he...
ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H
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