Sagil racks up strong risk-adjusted returns with niche LatAm strategy

Mon Nov 26, 2012

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Adrian Landgrebe
Few long/short emerging market equity specialists have performed better in the highly volatile conditions in emerging equity markets this year than Sagil Capital, the London-based Latin America-focused firm run by a former prop trading team from South Africa’s Rand Merchant Bank.

The Sagil Latin America Opportunities Fund – a $50 million strategy managed by Adrian Landgrebe and Bradford Jones – is up by some 16.5% to the end of October against a fall of 8% in Brazil’s Bovespa index, the most relevant regional equity benchmark, in US dollar terms.

Since inception in July 2009 the fund has gained almost 30%, against a 6% rise in the Brazil index over the same duration, while the performance since the start of 2010 is even more striking – returning 12% during a time when the Bovespa has fallen by 28.5% on a US dollar basis.

The fund’s annualised volatility since...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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