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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...