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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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
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
Sycomore L/S Opportunities Oct 2004 Directional Europe £136m 1.00% 25% 4% Daily -2.8 4.6 -1.1 -2.1 -0.3 -1.3 -2.5 -8.2 -18.2 FR0010473991 Daily France Sycomore Asset Management Gilles Sitbon 16 7 13 8 8
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
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
BDLCM Funds - Rempart Sep 2005 Directional Europe £38m 1.50% 20% 10,000,000 Weekly -0.2 5.2 -0.6 0.5 1.1 5.7 2.1 12.5 29.2 LU1321110816 Weekly Luxembourg BDL Capital Management Hughes Beuzelin, Bastien Be... 98 96 78 86 63
Janus Henderson Horizon Pan European Absolute Return Fund Dec 2006 Conservative Europe £198m 1.00% 20% Yes 1,000,000 Daily 0.1 2.3 4.7 0.0 2.6 3.5 7.2 4.6 7.8 5.7 LU0264597617 Daily Luxembourg Janus Henderson Investors John Bennett, Robert Schram... Yes Yes Article 6 Yes Yes N/A 26 50 32 34 35
Moneta Long Short Dec 2006 Directional Europe £316m 1.50% 20% Yes 10,000 Daily 0.3 6.0 -1.0 -0.9 0.8 2.0 3.7 4.4 6.2 FR0010400762 Daily France Moneta Asset Management Gregoire Uettwiller, Romain... 68 59 26 31 65
Liontrust GF Tortoise Fund Aug 2007 Directional Global £4m 1.00% 20% Yes 500,000 Daily 0.7 9.6 -0.1 0.8 2.0 3.9 2.2 20.0 31.3 IE00B3CQKZ16 Daily Ireland Majedie Asset Management Liontrust Yes Yes Article 6 No Yes N/A 88 98 82 90 61
Lupus Alpha All Opportunities Fund (C) Jan 2008 Conservative Europe £69m 1.00% 20% Yes 500,000 Daily -6.1 9.6 -0.9 -1.4 -1.7 -3.4 -0.4 0.1 -0.9 LU0329425713 Daily Luxembourg Lupus alpha Asset Managemen... Franz Fuehrer No No Article 6 No N/A N/A 40 78 38 22 29
JMS AlphaCore One Apr 2008 Conservative Europe £176m 1.00% 20% 20,000 Weekly -0.2 9.9 0.4 0.2 4.8 5.4 5.7 6.6 IE00BF0W0N34 Weekly Ireland JMS Invest AG Jean-Marc Mueller, Michael ... Article 8 32 29 31 29 34
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
Janus Henderson Horizon China Opportunities Fund Sep 2008 Directional Asia £46m 1.00% 0% No 1,000,000 Daily -0.3 -3.4 -16.6 -1.5 5.2 -5.1 -10.6 -20.7 -36.3 -55.0 LU0327786744 Daily Luxembourg Janus Henderson Investors May Ling Wee, CFA and Lin Shi Yes Yes Article 6 Yes Yes N/A 0 0 61 4 1
Janus Henderson European Absolute Return Fund Jan 2009 Conservative Europe £26m 0.75% 20% Yes 3,000,000 Daily 0.1 2.8 7.3 0.1 2.9 4.1 8.3 7.0 13.6 13.5 GB00B3CPX375 Daily UK Janus Henderson Investors John Bennet, Robert Schramm... Yes Yes Article 6 Yes Yes N/A 63 74 30 38 53
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
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
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
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
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
WS Lancaster Absolute Return May 2009 Directional Global £375m 0.75% 20% No 100,000 Daily -0.5 -2.0 -7.8 -2.0 -3.6 1.5 -1.6 -15.0 4.9 3.4 GB00B55NGS86 Daily UK Lancaster Investment Manage... James Hanbury, Jamie Grimston No No Article 6 No N/A N/A 62 63 45 54 54
Jupiter UK Dynamic Equity Jul 2009 Directional UK £105m 1.00% 20% 100,000 Daily 0.8 1.4 -2.4 0.5 0.5 8.2 3.3 -2.3 -13.8 -26.9 IE00BLP59322 Daily Ireland Merian Global Investors Luke Kerr Article 6 1 2 20 1 0
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
Veritas China Oct 2009 Directional Asia £18m 1.00% 20% MSCI AC Asia Pacific 50,000 Daily 0.4 -2.8 -22.9 -0.7 7.4 -5.8 -13.0 -26.3 -27.0 -42.7 IE00B4QQGK12 Daily Ireland Veritas Asset Management Ezra Sun 0 1 92 49 1
Schroder GAIA Egerton Equity Nov 2009 Directional Global £347m 1.25% 20% 500,000 Weekly 10.1 14.3 0.0 4.8 10.8 14.9 25.5 19.9 17.9 LU0548375855 Weekly Luxembourg Egerton Capital John Armitage Article 6 29 53 16 6 17
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
Veritas Global Real Return Jan 2010 Conservative Global £345m 1.00% 50,000 Daily 0.0 3.0 8.4 -0.5 1.7 6.1 4.2 8.4 7.1 11.1 IE00B5W1LR97 Daily Ireland Veritas Asset Management Andy Headley, Charles Richa... 69 44 57 40 66
Pictet TR - Corto Europe Apr 2010 Directional Europe £467m 1.10% 20% Yes 1,000,000 Daily 1.4 1.4 0.0 1.0 1.7 2.7 1.7 0.7 4.1 LU0496442640 Daily Luxembourg Pictet Funds (Europe) S.A. Philippe Sarreau Yes Yes Article 6 Yes Yes Yes 62 41 76 58 80
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
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 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
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
Credit Suisse Small and Mid Cap Alpha Long/Short Jul 2010 Directional Europe £225m 1.80% 20% 3,000,000 Weekly -3.2 5.5 -0.2 -1.7 -1.7 -2.4 -2.8 -2.8 -8.9 LU0525285937 Weekly Luxembourg Credit Suisse Asset Managem... Felix Mayer, Jan Berg, Gian... Article 8 24 15 2 10 14
Pictet Mandarin Oct 2010 Directional Asia £448m 1.10% 20% Yes 1,000,000 Daily 1.2 3.4 -0.7 0.7 1.6 0.6 1.9 -1.5 -15.3 LU0496443457 Daily Luxembourg Pictet Funds (Europe) S.A. Lan Wang Simond Yes Yes Article 6 Yes Yes Yes 22 6 70 37 10
UBS Equity Opportunity Long Short Oct 2010 Directional Europe £65m 0.75% 20% Daily 8.0 -11.6 -1.4 1.0 3.4 4.3 1.4 0.8 3.7 IE00B841P542 Daily Ireland UBS Asset Management Max Anderl, Jeremy Leung Article 6 59 9 60 68 13
Alken Fund Absolute Return Europe Jan 2011 Directional Europe £82m 1.50% 20% Yes 0 Daily 0.7 2.6 -0.3 2.5 2.2 2.4 -1.1 7.8 17.6 LU0572586674 Daily Luxembourg Alken Asset Management Nicolas Walewski Yes Article 8 81 85 24 30 54
Ardevora Global Equity Fund Feb 2011 Directional Global £64m 0.50% 25% No 5,000 Daily 9.9 8.8 4.9 12.8 15.2 16.6 16.3 14.3 IE00B3QBT006 Daily Ireland Ardevora Asset Management LLP Ben Fitchew, Jeremy Lang, W... Yes No Article 8 No Yes N/A 13 32 21 5 13
ChinaAMC China Growth Fund Apr 2011 Directional Asia £5m 1.00% 20% None 500,000 Weekly 0.3 1.0 -11.0 -0.8 2.6 -0.3 -7.1 -9.6 -15.6 -17.5 LU0573366928 Weekly Luxembourg China Asset Management Ltd. Tian Gan 50 92 97 92 81
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
Banor SICAV Volta Long Short Equity Fund Jul 2011 Directional US £23m 1.40% 17.5% 1,000 Daily -0.3 4.4 0.3 -3.0 3.4 0.4 1.9 6.6 19.8 LU1082251734 Daily Luxembourg Westbeck LLP Will Smith Article 8 67 92 50 27 45
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
Belgravia Lynx Oct 2011 Directional Europe £5m 1.00% 9% None 10 Daily 0.0 LU0691314768 Daily Luxembourg Auriga Asset Management Carlos Cerezo 19 17 57 24 28
SWMC European Fund Nov 2011 Directional Europe £46m 1.00% 20% 1,000,000 Daily -0.7 11.0 -0.7 0.7 1.3 0.3 1.1 12.7 16.0 IE00B4LH9995 Daily Ireland S. W. Mitchell Capital Stuart Mitchell 44 87 21 7 27
Schroder GAIA SEG US Equity Dec 2011 Directional US £265m 1.40% 20% 1,000,000 Weekly 7.6 7.5 0.8 7.4 16.1 15.8 15.9 14.7 19.3 LU2500368415 Weekly Luxembourg Select Equity Group, L.P. George S. Loening Article 6 28 63 18 6 17
Quadriga AZ Total Return Feb 2012 Directional Global £4m 0.50% 10% No 50,000 Daily 0.0 LU0725183734 Daily Luxembourg Quadriga Asset Managers Jose Maria Aznar, Christian... No No Article 6 No N/A N/A 59 61 27 35 46
Liontrust GF European Strategic Equity Feb 2012 Directional Europe £95m 1.00% 20% 5,000,000 Daily 10.1 1.4 -0.2 4.7 9.2 12.3 11.7 24.5 65.7 IE00BLG2W007 Daily Ireland Liontrust Asset Management James Inglis-Jones, Samanth... Article 6 78 99 98 94 63
Alliance Bernstein Select Absolute Alpha Portfolio Mar 2012 Directional US £492m 1.00% 20% 500,000 Daily 0.5 5.1 8.6 0.5 2.9 7.0 8.0 15.1 6.5 14.1 LU0736560284 Daily Luxembourg Alliance Bernstein Kurt Feuerman, Anthony Nappo Article 8 50 73 4 14 50
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
Nomura Alpha Japan Long Short Jun 2012 Conservative Japan £29m 2.00% 20% None 1,000 Weekly 2.9 3.6 -0.2 1.7 2.5 0.9 4.5 12.2 11.1 IE00B5T4H735 Weekly Ireland Nomura Alternative Investme... Nomura 85 69 54 52 73
UBS Global Equity Long-Short Fund Aug 2012 Conservative Global £218m 0.60% 20% 10,000,000 Daily 3.6 6.1 0.0 3.5 2.2 3.4 8.8 12.9 29.0 IE00B85KLG36 Daily Ireland UBS Asset Management Scott Wilkin, Charles Burbeck Article 6 97 89 56 73 86
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
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