Hedge Funds

Charlemagne sticks to its guns with market-neutral approach to EM equities


Minimising directional exposure to emerging equity markets enabled the OCCO Eastern European fund to limit its losses in the crash of 2008, while fully exploiting the upside in 2009

For most emerging market equity managers, 2009 was a year of stratospheric gains - with some even posting triple-digit returns. But those eye-popping results generally came after disastrous performances in 2008, when many funds produced losses so big that even their huge 2009 gains could not get them back to anywhere near their high water marks.

Andy Wiles

But Charlemagne Capital's long-running OCCO Eastern European fund did