Monsoon India grows hedge fund strategies


Gautam Prakash
Following on from considerable outperformance as compared to the market in 2011, India-focused manager Monsoon is actively growing its two hedge fund strategy – the Monsoon India Opportunity Fund and the Monsoon Asia-Pacific Systematic fund – rather than its long-only business.

“We are just focusing on strategies that can make money when markets fall or are volatile and trended as opposed to the long-only side which will generally only do well in strong bull markets,” explained portfolio manager Gautam Prakash.

The firm has also launched a subsidiary in India, called ProAlpha Systematic, to