Hedge Funds

Ratio weathers severe stress test for smaller hedge fund boutiques


Like many small boutiques, Ratio Asset Management suffered disproportionately in the industry downturn. But inflows are returning, the firm is expanding and the five-year performance track record is very solid

Jonathan Sharpe

Ralph Jainz Ton Tjia

As a demonstration of just how pronounced and protracted the industry downturn has been for even some of the more established hedge fund boutiques over the past two or three years, long/short European equity firm Ratio Asset Management offers a pretty good case in point.

Founded by former Gartmore European smaller companies head Jonathan Sharpe and ex-Cazenove partner and top-ranked small-caps broker Ralph Jainz in February 2006, Ratio has just celebrated its fifth anniversary and has just about done exactly what it set