("BFC"), established in 2006, specializes in investing in performance-enhancing solutions to deliver positive absolute returns
to well-diversified portfolios, while reducing volatility and risk.
I will add one further qualifier for you to mull over, the concept of absolute returns
. Alpha is all very well but there may still be little comfort, for example, in the knowledge in a market downturn that your investment has outperformed its benchmark simply by not losing quite as much in value!
Too many retail investors focus on absolute returns
while ignoring the reason they invest in the first place--to maintain their purchasing power in the future or to fund a future dream or obligation.
When smart asset owners get together (a clubby group, you are), liability-based returns have replaced absolute returns
as the topic du jour-or they should have, at least.
to farmland have shown two valuable qualities - high absolute returns
with low return volatility, giving farmland a favorable risk adjusted return profile.
The investment objective of the fund is to generate consistent, high levels of positive absolute returns
from a portfolio of both long and short Indian equities.
Illiquidity Premium in Absolute Returns
but Not in Residual
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.
At the beginning of the year at a hedge funds conference in Dubai, representatives from many leading 'funds of funds' explained the merits of seeking 'absolute returns
' through hedge funds investments.
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.
Hedge funds generally seek to deliver absolute returns
under all market conditions, making them particularly attractive in a sluggish global investment climate.