AH Equity Long / Short UCITS Index

Equity Long/Short is an investing strategy that seeks to profit from stock specific fundamentals by taking long positions in stocks that are expected to appreciate, and short positions in stocks that are expected to decline. By having both long and short equity positions, funds can benefit from the spread in performance between the longs and shorts, while reducing, but not totally neutralising, the overall level of exposure to the market (the universe in aggregate remains positively correlated to equities). This is a very heterogenous sector with variety of investment styles, investment philosophies, and overarching approach to portfolio construction (leverage, concentration, level of directionality, etc.) being employed, leading to a broader range of potential outcomes.

Strategy AUM
31 December 2023
£27.2b
-21.6% YoY

Performance

Monthly Returns

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC YTD
2024 0.2 1.7 1.9
2023 2.9 -0.9 0.3 0.0 -0.8 1.0 1.2 -0.8 -0.8 -1.2 2.8 1.7 5.4
2022 -2.0 -1.1 -0.1 -1.2 -0.4 -2.3 1.1 -0.3 -2.4 0.8 2.7 -0.3 -5.4
2021 -1.1 2.6 0.9 1.6 0.4 -0.1 -0.5 0.7 -0.5 1.0 -1.4 1.0 4.8
2020 -0.2 -2.5 -5.2 3.6 1.1 1.5 1.3 1.9 -0.6 -0.6 4.2 2.5 6.8
2019 2.1 0.7 0.2 0.9 -1.3 1.2 0.4 -0.5 -0.2 0.3 0.8 1.3 6.1
2018 1.7 -0.9 -0.5 0.4 0.6 -0.4 0.3 -0.3 -0.4 -3.0 -0.6 -1.9 -4.9
2017 1.0 0.3 0.8 0.6 0.9 0.0 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.9 -0.1 0.5 6.9
2016 -2.6 -0.9 0.4 -0.5 0.8 -1.3 1.6 0.3 0.4 -0.4 -0.3 0.7 -1.8
2015 0.9 1.7 0.7 0.7 1.2 -1.2 0.6 -1.4 -1.0 1.4 0.3 0.0 3.8
2014 -0.2 2.1 -1.0 -1.5 0.4 0.3 -0.8 0.9 -0.2 -0.3 1.0 0.0 0.6
2013 2.6 0.8 0.7 0.2 1.3 -1.1 2.4 -0.6 1.2 2.0 1.0 1.3 12.3
2012 2.3 2.2 -0.6 -0.3 -2.9 0.4 0.9 0.6 1.3 0.7 0.6 0.8 6.2
2011 -0.4 -0.1 0.5 0.8 -0.9 -0.4 -0.3 -3.7 -2.4 2.2 -1.7 -0.6 -6.8
2010 -1.2 0.3 1.9 0.2 -3.1 -1.4 1.4 -0.5 3.3 1.4 -0.1 2.4 4.4
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  • Region Global
  • Currency Local Currency
  • Frequency Monthly Rebalancing
  • Methodology Equally Weighted
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Name Inception Date Sub-Strategy Geography AUM AMC Perf. Fee Hurdle Min Inv. Liquidity MTD YTD 2023 1W 1M 3M 6M 1Y 2Y 3Y ISIN Liquidity Domicile Inv. Adviser Portfolio Manager UN PRI Signatory Companywide ESG Policy SFDR ESG Data Integration Active Ownership ESG Exclusion List Return Consistency
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Anima Star High Potential Europe Nov 2009 Conservative Europe £856m 0.60% 15% 15,000 Daily 1.4 0.6 0.0 0.9 2.4 3.6 2.7 2.4 7.4 IE0032464921 Daily Ireland Anima Sgr Lars Schickentanz 65 52 44 56 95
BANOR SICAV Greater China Equity Jan 2013 Directional Asia £95m 1.40% 17.5% 500,000 Daily 0.9 -5.3 0.3 7.3 -1.6 2.3 -7.6 -29.9 -69.6 LU1082251577 Daily Luxembourg Banor Capital Ltd 0 0 70 3 0
BANOR SICAV Mistral Long Short Equity Jun 2010 Directional Europe £93m 1.40% 17.5% 500,000 Daily -0.7 6.7 -0.8 -1.0 0.9 3.1 3.8 12.9 30.1 LU0510654501 Daily Luxembourg Banor Capital Ltd 75 94 92 85 72
Brilliance China Core Long Short Fund Apr 2018 Directional Asia £37m 2.00% 20% Weekly 0.0 IE00BDFK4D67 Weekly Ireland Brilliance Capital Management Brilliance Capital 4 1 94 67 2
Coeli Renewable Opportunities Feb 2023 Directional Global £21m 1.00% 20% Daily -1.1 0.5 5.4 5.1 -1.5 1.1 LU2437561033 Daily Luxembourg Coeli Asset Management AB Joel Etzler, Vidar Kalvoy
DECALIA Muse Dec 2015 Directional Global £22m 0.90% 10% Daily 9.0 21.3 0.3 5.8 12.7 17.5 28.0 13.4 4.0 LU1328694218 Daily Luxembourg DECALIA Asset Management Sandro Occhilupo, Damien We... 28 21 3 1 3
Finlabo Dynamic Emerging Markets May 2010 Directional Emerging Markets £5m 1.50% 20% 50,000 Daily 0.5 -5.2 -0.2 0.5 1.7 0.5 -5.4 -9.3 -4.3 LU0507282183 Daily Luxembourg Finlabo SIM Alessandro Guzzini, Anselmo... 26 44 85 47 28
Finlabo Dynamic Equity Jun 2008 Directional Europe £49m 1.50% 20% 50,000 Daily -1.6 -0.3 -0.2 -0.6 -1.0 -2.0 -6.5 -5.1 -0.2 LU0507282852 Daily Luxembourg Finlabo SIM Alessandro Guzzini, Anselmo... 35 58 79 53 54
Finlabo Dynamic US Equity May 2010 Directional US £4m 1.50% 20% 50,000 Daily -0.7 -14.7 0.5 0.4 0.9 -1.0 -13.7 -2.9 10.4 LU0507282423 Daily Luxembourg Finlabo SIM Alessandro Guzzini, Anselmo... 51 84 94 91 20
IAM Carrhae Capital UCITS Mar 2022 Conservative Emerging Markets £98m 1.50% 20% 1,000,000 Weekly -0.1 -2.9 -2.7 -0.4 -3.1 -3.2 -5.8 3.3 IE0005NN50H5 Weekly Ireland Carrhae Capital Ali Akay
Jupiter UK Opportunities Sep 2011 Directional UK £7m 0.75% 15% 100,000 Daily -0.1 0.0 5.9 0.3 0.2 1.0 2.0 4.5 6.5 -0.6 GB00BBQ2T099 Daily UK Merian Global Investors Simon Murphy 43 29 27 44 55
Kairos European Long/Short Jun 2016 Directional Global £94m 1.50% 20% Daily 0.2 8.9 -0.1 0.2 -0.1 2.1 9.4 27.1 16.2 LU1420448380 Daily Luxembourg Kairos Partners Kairos Partners 60 80 43 38 33
Kairos International SICAV - Italia Jun 2013 Directional Europe £187m 1.90% 3,000,000 Daily 1.6 10.6 -0.6 1.7 2.9 2.3 5.6 7.0 11.2 LU1135138375 Daily Luxembourg Kairos Partners Massimo Trabattoni, Vittori... 56 66 21 12 23
Kairos International SICAV - Key Jun 2013 Directional Europe £70m 1.90% 3,000,000 Daily -3.1 11.9 -0.4 -2.1 -2.2 0.0 2.6 3.1 15.0 LU1135138532 Daily Luxembourg Kairos Partners Guido Brera, Oriana Bastian... 58 80 14 12 38
Levendi Thornbridge Defined Fund Jan 2018 Directional Global £110m 0.60% 5,000,000 Daily 0.9 12.6 -0.2 0.6 2.9 5.4 8.0 15.7 23.8 IE00BYV3WJ85 Daily Ireland Levendi Investment Manageme... Thornbridge Investment Mana... 67 86 8 22 53
Lumyna - MW TOPS UCITS Fund Mar 2009 Conservative Europe £1.9b 2.00% 20% 100,000 Weekly 2.9 4.7 0.0 1.8 4.0 6.6 7.4 17.2 23.0 LU2367650913 Weekly Ireland Marshall Wace LLP Anthony Clake 97 89 98 80 93
MontLake Disciplined Alpha U.S. Long Short UCITS Fund Jun 2020 Directional US £2m 1.25% 20% 5,000,000 Daily 5.7 -20.6 0.0 1.3 2.5 6.2 -3.6 -11.1 15.1 IE00BLWDTQ26 Daily Ireland Disciplined Alpha LLC Kevin W. Shea 42 73 48 36 11
Otus Maga Smaller Companies UCITS Fund Jan 2015 Directional Europe £96m 1.75% 20% 100,000 Weekly 0.0 IE00BRCJDL54 Weekly Ireland Otus Capital Management Andrew Gibbs, Roberto Casoni 63 90 61 41 76
Sanlam AI Global Managed Risk UCITS Jun 2013 Conservative Global £38m 0.75% 1,000,000 Daily 0.2 2.1 17.3 0.2 1.9 5.0 4.6 13.6 23.6 31.8 IE00B94Q3M90 Daily Ireland Sanlam AI 88 93 2 13 58
Schroder Tellworth UK Dynamic Absolute Return Sep 2009 Conservative UK £69m 1.00% 20% 500,000 Daily 0.0 1.1 1.6 0.3 0.1 1.6 4.9 2.9 5.9 6.8 GB00B3N74T57 Daily UK Tellworth Investments Paul Marriage, John Warren 51 62 73 90 37
SEB Sissener Canopus Apr 2012 Directional Europe £246m 1.10% 20% 1,000,000 Daily -0.2 5.5 1.7 -0.6 0.5 6.3 2.9 14.9 15.8 LU0694232058 Daily Luxembourg Sissener AS Jan Petter Sissener, Bjorn ... 77 88 48 36 49
U Access (IRL) Shannon River Oct 2019 Directional US £37m 1.20% 20% 1,000,000 Daily 3.0 28.6 -0.3 1.0 6.3 14.9 23.0 18.4 -6.0 IE00BKDRX971 Daily Ireland Shannon River Fund Manageme... Spencer Waxman 14 23 49 17 6
Varenne Global Jan 2014 Directional Global £296m 1.10% 15.0% 3,000,000 Daily -8.0 0.0 -5.0 -2.0 11.6 48.8 41.8 LU2358391725 Daily France Varenne Capital Partners Giuseppe Perrone, Marco Sor... 40 79 18 2 13
Varenne Valeur Jan 2003 Directional Global £1.2b 1.10% 15.0% Yes 3,000,000 Daily -8.8 0.0 3.0 -8.1 -2.6 20.8 25.7 LU2358392376 Daily France Varenne Capital Partners Giuseppe Perrone, Marco Sor... 42 75 30 14 31
VT - Clear Peak Capital UK Long/Short Equity Jul 2019 Directional UK £2m 0.75% 1,000 Daily 1.0 -3.8 -5.9 0.2 -2.4 -5.1 -5.7 -4.5 -6.2 -16.8 GB00BJXS2B80 Daily UK Clear Peak Capital LLP 1 6 88 92 9
Alger SICAV - Alger Dynamic Opportunities Fund Aug 2014 Directional US £47m 0.85% 100,000 Daily 7.9 4.8 0.8 3.5 12.8 13.8 12.5 4.4 -6.2 LU1083693371 Daily Luxembourg Fred Alger Management, LLC Dan Chung, CFA; Greg Adams,... Yes Yes Article 6 No Yes N/A 3 13 23 7 3
Alkeon UCITS Jul 2011 Directional Global £32m 2.00% 20% 1,000,000 Weekly 12.1 23.1 0.0 7.2 15.1 12.9 22.7 -4.3 -31.2 IE00BGB6B277 Weekly Ireland Alkeon Capital Management, LLC Takis Sparaggis Article 6 3 1 22 0 0
Allspring (Lux) Worldwide - Global Long/Short Equity Oct 2017 Directional Global £95m 0.75% 20% 1,000,000 Daily 4.3 3.6 0.2 2.1 6.6 9.4 11.5 8.1 17.2 LU1699723380 Daily Luxembourg Allspring Global Investments David Krider, Dennis Bein, ... Article 6 38 76 19 13 28
Alquant Convexus May 2022 Directional US £8m 0.75% 0% No 0 Daily 0.0 LU2220388479 Daily Luxembourg Alquant S.A. Alquant S.A. No No Article 6 No N/A N/A
Amundi Sandler US Equity Fund Nov 2016 Conservative US £535m 1.40% 20% No 100,000 Daily 3.2 3.3 0.1 1.9 3.6 4.2 8.6 7.5 8.8 IE00BFZPZY37 Daily Ireland Sandler Capital Management Andrew Sandler Yes Yes Article 6 Yes Yes Yes 75 46 92 66 80
Ardtur European Focus Absolute Return Jan 2016 Directional Europe £68m 0.75% 20% No 1,000,000 Daily -2.6 7.1 -0.9 -1.6 -2.6 -1.6 -2.1 17.4 27.8 IE00BZ1J0335 Daily Ireland Odey Asset Management Oliver Kelton Yes Yes Article 6 No N/A N/A 85 95 84 82 70
Argonaut Absolute Return Feb 2009 Directional Europe £120m 0.75% 20% Yes 0 Daily 0.3 9.5 13.8 0.0 4.8 9.0 22.3 30.3 27.4 54.6 GB00B7MC0R90 Daily UK Argonaut Capital Partners Barry Norris No No Article 6 No N/A N/A 67 95 63 90 25
Bestinver Tordesillas SICAV - Iberia Long‐Short Jun 2016 Directional Europe £16m 1.00% 10% No 1,000,000 Daily -3.5 3.9 -2.1 -0.8 -2.5 -3.9 -2.5 -4.6 -5.7 LU1375654982 Daily Luxembourg Bestinver Ricardo Seixas Yes Yes Article 6 Yes N/A N/A 26 31 51 29 43
BlackRock Emerging Companies Absolute Return Oct 2018 Conservative UK £260m 1.00% 20% No 10,000,000 Daily 0.7 6.1 12.6 0.4 2.1 8.0 9.7 16.3 9.5 2.1 LU1861218136 Daily Luxembourg BlackRock Investment Manage... Dan Whitestone Yes Yes Article 6 Yes Yes Yes 17 22 24 10 5
BlackRock European Absolute Alpha Fund Mar 2009 Conservative Europe £355m 0.75% 20% No 100,000 Daily 0.1 6.5 6.1 0.3 3.7 7.0 11.5 13.4 13.9 20.2 GB00B4Y62T40 Daily UK BlackRock Investment Manage... Stefan Gries, Stephanie Bot... Yes Yes Article 6 Yes Yes Yes 47 53 46 37 39
BlackRock European Absolute Return Fund Feb 2009 Conservative Europe £793m 1.00% 20% No 5,000 Daily 0.3 7.0 4.3 0.4 3.9 7.4 11.6 12.2 10.4 17.3 LU0411704413 Daily Luxembourg BlackRock Investment Manage... Stefan Gries, Stephanie Bot... Yes Yes Article 6 Yes Yes Yes 55 52 77 60 66
BlackRock Global Equity Absolute Return Fund Dec 2018 Conservative Global £21m 1.00% 20% No 10,000,000 Daily 0.9 2.5 9.3 -0.2 1.3 4.2 5.3 10.6 8.7 -11.5 LU1908247643 Daily Luxembourg BlackRock Investment Manage... James Bristow, Gareth Williams Yes Yes Article 6 Yes Yes Yes 31 10 34 17 9
BlackRock Global Long/Short Equity (Lux) Jun 2014 Conservative Global £17m 1.20% 0% No 100,000 Daily 0.1 4.4 10.7 -0.2 0.1 6.0 11.4 14.8 17.9 14.7 LU1153525040 Daily Luxembourg BlackRock Investment Manage... Kevin Franklin, Gearoid Nel... Yes Yes Article 6 Yes Yes Yes 71 77 56 75 85
BlackRock UK Absolute Alpha Apr 2005 Conservative UK £128m 0.75% 20% No 100,000 Daily 0.1 1.1 5.5 0.1 0.3 1.6 3.6 6.5 12.1 16.0 GB00B11V7T69 Daily UK BlackRock Investment Manage... Nigel Ridge, Richard Wingfield Yes Yes Article 6 Yes Yes Yes 100 71 86 74 98
BlackRock UK Equity Absolute Return Aug 2016 Conservative UK £270m 0.75% 20% No 0 Daily 0.2 1.1 5.4 0.1 0.1 1.5 3.3 6.2 12.7 17.4 LU1430596426 Daily Luxembourg BlackRock Investment Manage... Nigel Ridge Yes Yes Article 6 Yes Yes Yes 99 77 80 75 98
Boston Partners Global Long/Short Nov 2017 Directional Global £41m 1.00% 15% 500,000 Daily 1.6 7.4 -0.8 0.4 3.1 7.2 9.5 18.1 44.2 LU1683353343 Daily Luxembourg Boston Partners Global Inve... Christopher K. Hart, CFA an... Article 6 85 98 53 73 74
Ennismore European Smaller Companies Fund Jan 1999 Directional Europe £295m 2.00% 20% No 5,000 Daily -0.5 2.1 -0.6 -2.2 1.5 6.3 3.4 7.0 25.8 IE0004515239 Daily Ireland Ennismore Fund Management Tom Hearn, Christian Fiesse... No No Article 6 No Yes N/A 83 87 81 84 65
Ennismore Global Equity Fund Oct 2016 Directional Global £143m 2.00% 20% No 15,000 Daily 0.1 11.4 -1.9 -2.6 0.5 5.2 9.1 23.9 30.5 IE00BDB52S65 Daily Ireland Ennismore Fund Management Geoff Oldfield, Richard Stu... No No Article 6 No Yes N/A 76 92 72 75 55
Franklin K2 Electron Global UCITS Fund Sep 2019 Directional Global £83m 1.25% 15% 5,000,000 Daily 0.9 4.4 -6.2 2.9 4.9 6.1 1.4 -1.0 15.7 4.7 LU2164518057 Daily Luxembourg Electron Capital Partners Ran Zhou Article 6 45 67 38 10 30
Franklin K2 Wellington Technology Long Short UCITS Fund Sep 2019 Directional Global £17m 1.20% 15% 5,000,000 Daily 1.1 7.8 29.0 1.3 3.0 11.4 17.3 31.8 3.1 -7.1 LU2164518487 Daily Luxembourg Wellington Management John Averill, Bruce Glazer Article 6 12 9 32 2 3
GAM Star Alpha Technology May 2010 Conservative Global £35m 0.80% 10% No 0 Daily 4.9 11.6 0.1 -0.2 7.6 15.1 23.8 0.1 6.5 IE00BJTCXH70 Daily Ireland GAM Investments Mark Hawtin No No Article 6 No N/A N/A 12 14 33 7 6
Heptagon Kettle Hill US L/S Equity Oct 2017 Conservative US £74m 1.50% 15% 2,000,000 Daily 1.4 11.1 1.2 2.6 4.9 9.3 10.8 8.9 7.1 IE00BF1D7H82 Daily Ireland Kettle Hill Capital Management Andrew Kurita Article 6 50 65 45 32 38
Incline Global Long/Short Equity UCITS Dec 2015 Directional Global £6m 1.50% 20% No 1,000,000 Daily 5.1 31.1 0.4 3.8 9.1 6.1 23.3 7.7 -15.6 IE00BYSPZ763 Daily Ireland International Asset Managem... Jeff Lignelli Yes Yes Article 6 No N/A N/A 15 3 22 1 2
Janus Henderson Absolute Return Fund Apr 2009 Conservative UK £907m 1.00% 20% Yes 500,000 Daily 0.1 1.4 6.8 0.3 0.5 2.3 4.2 6.5 9.1 9.8 GB00B5KKCS68 Daily UK Janus Henderson Investors Ben Wallace, Luke Newman Yes Yes Article 6 Yes Yes N/A 71 56 18 48 78
Janus Henderson Absolute Return Fund (Lux) Mar 2005 Conservative UK £1.8b 1.00% 20% Yes 1,000,000 Daily 1.2 7.0 0.0 0.4 2.1 4.2 6.4 9.7 10.4 LU0200083342 Daily Luxembourg Janus Henderson Investors Ben Wallace, Luke Newman Yes Yes Article 6 Yes Yes N/A 80 59 20 51 83
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