Dedicated Short Bias

Dedicated Short Bias

In hedge funds, an investment strategy where the funds take more short positions than long positions. The hedge fund uses this strategy in the belief that more securities will decline in price than rise. This can be a risky investment strategy, especially in a prolonged bull market.
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As for Dedicated Short Bias, it was the top gainer with after finishing up
The Dedicated Short Bias strategy looks to be the biggest winner for the month with an estimated return of 4.
As described by AQR, the Fund seeks exposure to the following sub-strategies: Convertible Arbitrage, Event Driven (including Merger Arbitrage), Fixed Income Relative Value, Equity Market Neutral, Long/Short Equity, Dedicated Short Bias, Global Macro, Managed Futures and Emerging Markets.
Dedicated Short Bias had its first positive month since February, and was the performance leader with 5.
Every strategy in the Index had a positive month except for Dedicated Short Bias
Dedicated Short Bias managers continue to struggle although the sector showed marked improvement over its July performance
Dedicated Short Bias managers, on the other hand, continue to struggle as markets rally.
Dedicated Short Bias managers continued to perform positively last month, posting a return of 3%.
Dedicated Short Bias managers also performed positively in January with a return of 3.
Schupp also added "Relatively unstable market conditions benefited the Dedicated Short Bias sector.
In addition, three other sectors appear to be ending the month in positive territory, including Dedicated Short Bias, Equity Market Neutral and Global Macro.
Dedicated Short Bias managers shorting financials were hit especially hard throughout the month.
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