Short Bias

Short Bias

In the context of hedge funds, a style of management where part or all of the fund consists of short sales.

Short Bias

An investment strategy in hedge funds in which much or all of a fund's investments consist of short sales.
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As for Dedicated Short Bias, it was the top gainer with after finishing up
2 percent lower on the week, and the crowd's short bias is waning.
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.
However, the Equity Hedge sub-strategies of Short Bias, Technology/Healthcare and Equity Market Neutral posted gains of +0.
A short bias seems to be the market's chosen path, but a temporary bounce may precede follow through on more developed bear trend.
Dedicated Short Bias had its first positive month since February, and was the performance leader with 5.
Meanwhile, Short Bias funds detracted from overall Equity Hedge performance, declining by -3.
Every strategy in the Index had a positive month except for Dedicated Short Bias
55 per cent; the lone sub-strategy detracting from EH gains was Short Bias, with the HFRI EH: Short Bias Index declined by -3.
Dedicated Short Bias managers continue to struggle although the sector showed marked improvement over its July performance
00 per cent and the HFRI EH: Short Bias Index declined by -2.
Dedicated Short Bias managers, on the other hand, continue to struggle as markets rally.