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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Global equity markets were broadly impacted by the increase in risk aversion, with weakest areas of performance in Fundamental Growth only partially offset by gains in Short Biased and Equity Market Neutral strategies.
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.
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.
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.