Passey’s long-running CB arb strategy delivers results in good times and bad
Fri Nov 25, 2011
The Boston & Alexander Number One fund – now backed by Dutch pension group APG’s IMQubator seeding vehicle – has generated an impressively consistent and uncorrelated track record through a topsy-turvy time for convertible and arbitrage managers since its launch back in January 2004
If all that were needed to gather assets in the hedge fund
world are consistent returns, low volatility, capital
preservation and lack of correlation, the Boston &
Alexander Number One global convertible arbitrage fund would by
rights be running a lot of money by now.
The fund, managed by Rory Passey since January 2004, has
produced an annualised return of 6.36% since inception - giving
a total return to day-one investors of over 60% against a MSCI
global equity return of just 3% over the same period.
Over three and five-year time-frames, the performance is
even more robust - annualising at 7% over the past three years
and almost 8% over the past five years, despite the calamity
that struck convertible and other equity/debt arbitrage funds
in the autumn of 2008.
Remarkably, the fund has not had a down year since inception
- despite the CB arb maelstrom of...
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