Long/shorts dial up numbers in a calmer month


Long/short equity returns were highly dispersed in the first month of 2009, in what was generally a better month for most funds.

Henderson European came back strongly with a 14.45% gain in January to bring three-month numbers to 14.56%, while Cantillon Europe was up by 12.6% for a three-month figure of 11.76% and Artemis European was up 8.6%.

Gladstone's Lasker was up by 6.27% on the month. Zadig saw a January return of 5.08% to put three-month numbers at 16.6% and Meditor was up 4.42% to bring three-month returns to 13.58%, while AlphaGen Octanis' January gain of 3.6% put