Panel session: Long/short equity: Is it ‘no longer working’?

Mon Nov 5, 2012


A long road for equities


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Rick Sopher
 
Investors in long/short equity strategies have been losing faith in the past few years of lacklustre returns and rising correlation to markets, but some managers are proving that there is still life in the strategy. The panellists all agreed on one thing: long/short equity investing does not work for everyone all the time.

As an experienced equity investor, Rick Sopher, chairman of LCH Investments NV, the first multi-manager fund of hedge funds launched in 1969, said long/short strategies are undoubtedly going through a bad patch relative to equity indices. He reminded the audience, however, that there had been worse times, such as...

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