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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Man GLG Absolute Value Fund Jun 2017 Conservative UK £333m 0.75% 20% Yes 500,000 Daily 0.1 2.6 9.2 1.0 1.0 3.8 8.8 12.3 17.2 21.0 GB00BF1X8084 Daily UK Man Group Plc Jack Barrat No Yes Article 6 Yes N/A N/A 87 81 50 55 79
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
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
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
Selwood Equity Absolute Return UCITS Fund Apr 2022 Conservative Europe £119m 1.50% 20% No 100,000 Daily -2.4 5.3 0.5 -0.8 -1.6 -1.2 -0.5 IE0008S9AZC5 Daily Ireland Selwood Asset Management Karim Moussalem, Kevin Guil... Yes Yes Article 6 No No No
E.I. Sturdza Funds plc - Strategic Long Short Fund Jan 2022 Directional Global £71m 1.00% 15% 1,000,000 Daily 0.8 8.1 0.1 0.2 3.1 7.0 4.7 IE0009O2NRD1 Daily Ireland Crawford Fund Management LLC Christopher L. Crawford Article 8
SpesX - Energy Transition Liquid Opportunities Fund Sep 2023 Directional Global 1.25% 15% No 100,000 Daily -9.8 0.3 -3.4 -3.6 IE000AMQNGY9 Daily Ireland Fondo Italiano per l'Effici... Luca Moro Yes Yes Article 8 No Yes Yes
Westbeck Energy Transition UCITS Fund May 2023 Directional Global £48m 1.50% 20% No 500,000 Daily 0.6 0.4 -2.0 2.4 -0.3 IE000EW86791 Daily Ireland Westbeck Capital Management... Will Smith No Yes Article 8 Yes N/A N/A
Ox Capital Dynamic Asia Fund Nov 2022 Directional Asia £81m 0.70% 15% No 0 Daily -0.9 -4.8 -1.1 5.5 0.3 -1.4 -7.0 IE000I5GPA28 Daily Ireland Ox Capital Management Dr Joseph Lai Yes Yes Article 8 Yes N/A N/A
UBS (Irl) Investor Selection - O'Connor China Long/Short Alpha Strategies Sep 2021 Conservative Asia £173m 1.65% 20% No 100 Daily 6.8 -2.3 -0.6 0.9 8.3 8.4 6.3 8.2 IE000PWARWS0 Daily Ireland UBS O'Connor LLC UBS O'Connor LLC No No Article 6 No N/A N/A
Perspective American Absolute Alpha UCITS Fund Nov 2022 Conservative US £34m 1.00% 20% Yes 1,000,000 Daily 1.5 0.9 -0.4 -0.4 1.1 2.1 5.1 IE000RRMITS6 Daily Ireland Tavira Financial Ltd Stephen Moore Yes Yes Article 8 No N/A N/A
U Access (IRL) Bain Capital Global Equity LS Sustainable UCITS Dec 2021 Conservative Global £52m 1.20% 15% No 5,000,000 Daily 4.0 5.9 0.5 1.1 4.3 8.2 8.2 3.6 IE000VI1O6T8 Daily Ireland Bain Capital Joshua Ross Yes Yes Article 8 Yes N/A N/A
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fiera OAKS Emerging and Frontier Opportunities Sep 2013 Directional Emerging Markets £143m 1.50% 20% 500,000 Weekly 6.6 19.7 0.6 1.9 9.1 6.8 21.8 16.2 41.3 IE00B95L3899 Weekly Ireland Fiera Capital Stefan Bottcher, Dominic Bo... Article 8 61 98 35 16 40
InRIS Parus Jul 2013 Directional Global £124m 1.65% 20% No 350,000 Daily 5.5 -6.6 -0.6 3.1 3.4 1.0 1.5 1.8 14.6 IE00BCBHZC00 Daily Ireland Parus Finance (UK) Limited Fabrice Vecchioli, Edouard ... Yes Yes Article 8 Yes Yes Yes 81 74 76 80 67
CRM Long/Short Opportunities UCITS Dec 2015 Directional US £54m 0.75% 15% 50,000,000 Daily 6.9 5.4 1.0 5.3 9.4 6.5 11.2 9.9 10.7 IE00BD4DSN47 Daily Ireland Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, LLC Mimi Morris, Jason Yellin Article 8 45 47 36 14 42
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
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
Man GLG Innovation Equity Alternative Dec 2016 Conservative US £71m 1.00% 20% Yes 1,000,000 Daily 3.1 9.3 0.4 2.4 4.3 9.1 15.1 11.1 2.3 IE00BDRKSX26 Daily Ireland Man Group Plc Mike Corcell, Alex Robarts No Yes Article 8 Yes N/A N/A 31 31 83 61 40
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
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
Dalton Asia Pacific UCITS Jul 2013 Directional Asia £110m 1.50% 15% No 1,000,000 Daily 1.2 13.9 -1.2 0.6 3.7 6.2 12.5 11.9 21.3 IE00BFXZM553 Daily Ireland Dalton Investments James B. Rosenwald III Yes Yes Article 8 Yes Yes N/A 55 85 64 59 62
Montlake Tosca UCITS Nov 2018 Directional Global £96m 1.50% 20% No 100,000 Daily 6.6 -3.2 2.4 8.3 5.9 3.9 -2.0 12.5 20.8 IE00BFY6PC57 Daily Ireland ML Capital Asset Management Johnny de la Hey Yes Yes Article 6 No N/A N/A 67 86 74 63 52
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
MontLake Cooper Creek Partners North America Long Short Equity Nov 2018 Conservative US £402m 1.50% 20% No 100,000 Daily 0.1 8.9 -0.4 1.5 -2.0 2.9 6.0 34.1 67.6 IE00BG08P444 Daily Ireland ML Capital Asset Management Rob Schwartz Yes Yes Article 6 No N/A N/A 90 98 80 86 59
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
Anima Star High Potential Italy Mar 2014 Conservative Europe £15m 0.60% 15% None 500 Daily -2.7 5.0 -0.3 -1.7 -0.3 0.5 3.8 3.2 4.2 IE00BJBQBS44 Daily Ireland Anima Sgr Samuele Chiodetto 38 60 39 37 73
Neuberger Berman US Long Short Equity Feb 2014 Directional US £154m 1.35% 2,500,000 Daily 0.3 2.2 13.3 0.1 0.3 3.7 5.9 15.6 11.6 13.1 IE00BJTCX997 Daily Ireland Neuberger Berman Charles Kantor Article 8 63 58 7 18 56
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
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
MontLake Invenomic US Equity Long/Short UCITS Fund Sep 2021 Conservative US £709m 1.00% 20% No 1,000,000 Daily -9.6 16.0 -1.3 -7.6 -9.3 -5.8 -2.7 24.5 IE00BKFVXN15 Daily Ireland Invenomic Capital Managemen... Ali Motamed No Yes Article 6 No Yes Yes
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