Short Bias

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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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Market neutral funds are doing a better job of remaining independent of overall market swings, but short biased funds are taking full advantage of the environment.
Equity hedge funds can be long biased, short biased, or market neutral.
Short biased managers, despite negative performance in December, produced the best hedge fund performance in 2008.
Short biased managers produced positive returns for the third straight month, +1.
Short biased strategies were the only negative broad hedge fund category and the HFN Short Bias Average was -3.
Unlike February when emerging markets and rising commodity prices supported hedge fund outperformance of equity markets, in March the major winners were short biased funds, volatility related options strategies and the relatively insulated asset based lending strategies.
There was an increase in new allocations across all strategies, except Short Biased funds which despite performance gains had a net outflow of assets from existing funds of $65 million.
In the late 1990's return-based fees forced most skilled short managers to morph into short biased, long-short, or even long mangers as means of survival.
On the other hand, short biased funds, which had been one of the strongest investment strategies this year, strongly benefiting from poor markets, posted their second consecutive monthly loss in November.