Absolute Performance

Faced with the chronic uncertainties besetting the stock markets, which are slightly spoiling investors’ appetite for the traditional asset classes, investors are seeking more stable returns less vulnerable to market fluctuations. To address this need, more and more of them are diversifying their portfolio, complementing it with absolute performance management assets.

Products with multiple benefits

Absolute performance strategies seek to deliver positive performance regardless of market conditions rather than outperformance versus a benchmark.

An add-on to traditional assets (equities, bonds) in a diversified portfolio, such strategies tend to balance the portfolio with expected returns independently of market trends.

  • 25 years of expertise
    Candriam, which has been managing absolute performance strategies since 1996, has developed, over time, a vast array of solutions to meet clients’ different needs.


  • Proven expertise
    Market-neutral, risk arbitrage, Long-Short strategies, … Over the years, our absolute performance management strategies have posted excellent, risk-adjusted performances, especially under difficult market conditions.
  • One approach, one team
    This type of management, due to its complexity, requires more than just any old management team. Managers here work closely alongside specialised technical experts.

Peer recognition

Our absolute performance management strategies are regularly lauded by financial publications covering that asset class (Eurohedge, Hedge Fund Manager, Hedge Fund Review…). Candriam is ranked one of the top 50 European ‘hedge fund’ managers.

Absolute performance management at CANDRIAM means …

  • Wholly specialised and experienced teams.
  • A range of a la carte solutions.
  • Proven expertise across several market cycles.

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