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Absolute Return

The return on an asset, fund, or other investment expressed in dollar or percentage terms. That is, the absolute return is the return relative to the investment itself. For example, if one buys shares in a stock for $1000 and sells them for $1500, one may say that one has an absolute return of $500 or 50%. There is little analysis of the absolute return beyond that. Most of the time, the absolute return is less helpful to investors than the relative return, which compares the return on an investment relative to other, similar investments or to the market as a whole. See also: Absolute Return Fund.
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It seeks income with careful consideration of capital preservation and absolute returns.
Hathersage Capital Management LLC, a global macro investment manager specializing in G10 currencies and absolute returns, has won the top award in the Global Macro category at the annual Absolute Return event, the company said.
Absolute returns to farmland have shown two valuable qualities - high absolute returns with low return volatility, giving farmland a favorable risk adjusted return profile.
The survey, conducted at the Aviva Investors Absolute Returns conference in London, also revealed more than 70 per cent of the investors think UCITS funds might gain an ever greater share of the absolute return sector, agreeing that their liquidity and transparency is an advantage to investors.
Traditionally, funds that aim to generate positive absolute returns in all market conditions (the aim of an absolute return fund) have been limited to the hedge fund world.
Privalto UK head, Sisouphan Tran, said, 'The Privalto UK stabiliser funds are designed to offer absolute returns combined with capital protection as part of a diversified portfolio.
RCG Longview is jointly controlled by Ramius Capital Group, LLC, a privately owned investment management firm that pursues low-volatility, absolute returns, and The Fell Organization, a private owner/ manager of residential, retail and commercial real estate located throughout the United States.
com/research/bcae48/trading_with_chart) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "Trading With Charts for Absolute Returns, (+ Website)" to their offering.
The BNY Mellon Absolute Insight Multi-Strategy Fund is the first mutual fund launch in the US to be managed by Insight and is substantially similar to Insight's flagship multi-strategy absolute return capability, which has a 10-year track record of providing resilient absolute returns through episodes of market dislocation, within a registered fund format.
Stephen Johnston, CIO and founder of Agcapita, stated, "Farmland has some unique and increasingly useful financial characteristics - it is an effective inflation hedge, increases portfolio diversification, has a strong commodity price linkage and has high absolute returns with lower risk than equities.
The company, led by Axel Merk, who identified the building of the credit bubble in 2003 and in 2005, positioned his clients to move out of real estate and the faltering dollar by investing in hard currencies and gold, says the "no-load" mutual fund seeks to generate positive absolute returns by investing in currencies.
5 billion portfolio has risen by over 40 per cent since its launch in April 2005, producing positive absolute returns in 37 out of 48 months in its first four years.