Hedge Funds

Ritchie to roll out quantitative arm

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Ritchie Capital Management will soon give investors direct access to the quantitative strategies the firm has been trading for the past two years as part of its multistrategy fund.

Through the newly created Ritchie Capital Quantitative Strategies (RQS), the firm will offer four of its 20 quantitative strategies to direct investment beginning next month. All 20 strategies were set up as individual funds in January 2005.

The first four funds to be opened are the Broad Market Long/Short, Equity Market Neutral, Growth Long/Short and Yield Enhanced Equity. As of February 21, those funds had annualized returns of 14.18%,