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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
AQR Sustainable Delphi Long-Short Equity UCITS Fund Oct 2018 Directional Global £135m 1.40% 0% No 100,000 Daily 0.3 10.8 15.5 -0.8 2.8 9.3 17.8 27.2 28.8 63.5 LU1842777788 Daily Luxembourg AQR Capital Management Andrea Frazzini, Michele Ag... Yes Yes Article 8 Yes Yes Yes 64 97 42 28 51
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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 Specialist Equity Apr 2016 Conservative UK £28m 1.00% 20% 10,000 Daily -0.2 3.9 4.7 0.5 1.3 3.1 7.5 9.1 4.1 -2.2 IE00BYXJSC96 Daily Ireland Merian Global Investors Tim Service Article 6 29 14 63 57 30
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
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
Lazard European Alternative Oct 2015 Conservative Europe £329m 0.90% 20% Yes 1,000 Daily -1.1 -1.1 7.5 0.0 -0.6 2.8 3.2 3.6 10.0 12.5 IE00BYP5WD40 Daily Ireland Lazard Asset Management Léopold Arminjon & Nitin Arora Yes Yes Article 8 Yes N/A N/A 97 72 26 58 91
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
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
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
Ambienta X Alpha May 2020 Conservative Global £357m 1.50% 20% 500,000 Weekly 0.0 IE00BKM62655 Weekly Ireland Ambienta SGR Fabio Pecce 9 25 16 6 12
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
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
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
Antipodes Global Fund Jul 2017 Directional Global £158m 1.10% 20% Yes 1,000,000 Daily 0.6 10.0 -0.2 1.5 4.0 2.1 3.4 4.0 2.5 IE00BYPF2Y51 Daily Ireland Antipodes Global Investment... Jacob Mitchell Yes Yes Article 8 Yes Yes N/A 19 45 17 7 13
Aperture European Innovation Fund Dec 2019 Directional Europe £447m 0.30% 30% Yes 100,000 Daily 11.2 18.9 0.7 6.9 13.6 17.6 22.1 26.4 35.2 LU2077746936 Daily Luxembourg Aperture Investors Anis Lahlou Yes Yes Article 8 Yes Yes N/A 47 83 12 3 14
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
BNP Paribas Environmental Absolute Return Thematic Equity (EARTH) Jul 2020 Directional Global £20m 0.75% 20% Daily -18.5 -18.4 1.6 -5.8 -12.0 -31.3 -37.5 -43.7 -63.1 LU2066067898 Daily Luxembourg BNP Paribas Asset Management Edward Lees, Ulrik Fugmann Article 8 6 0 44 0 1
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