Moran of BarCap shines in latest edition of AlphaStars


Seth Moran of Barclays Capital stood apart from the rest of competition in May when he delivered a 20.77% outperformance against the MSCI Japan index.

The double-digit performance far outclassed his peers across the region to take top honours in the AlphaStars competition, sponsored by FactSet.

It helped that he took a -94% exposure on the Japanese market during May and so also became the country’s the best short stock picker for the same period.

Takeshi Tanaka of Daiwa Securities delivered the next best performance in Japan, outperforming the MSCI Japan by 7.92%.