Hedge Funds

Ratio weathers severe stress test for smaller hedge fund boutiques

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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