Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – HedgeNordic´s last special report of 2018 is all about “The many shapes and colours of equity strategies.” Equity strategies, be it trading stocks, equity indices or derivatives are by far the most widespread segment of the hedge fund space. The strategies managers apply to find and extract alpha from the markets are manifold, the clean cuts being a long only (or long biased) and a dedicated short bias approach. on the other end of the spectrum. From equity arbitrage, market neutral, systematic traders or discretionary stock pickers, activist managers, those trading large caps, or only micro caps and the enormous spread in the middle. Managers could focus on certain geographies or industries, be event driven, looking at a vast number of different types of events…I could go on here and would still be doing little more than scratching the surface of the many shapes and colours equity funds appear in.
Next to the general broad theme, there are two special topics we took a closer look at, the first being the challenges, opportunities and ethics of shorting stock, the other, more daring, a look into the future of the hedge fund industry.
Hope you enjoy the read, wishing you very happy holidays and a great start to 2018!
You can access the report here: The many shapes and colours of equity strategies.”