Every market movement represents an opportunity

We combine the rigour of a of a tested quantitative approach with the thoroughness of a conviction-based expertise. Because an opportunity in one context can be perceived very differently under different circumstances, taking this dual approach allows us a deeper understanding into the specific circumstances of each market move. . It helps us to act in all market phases, because even the most difficult markets can present opportunities to be seized.

We have the experience and track record to understand the behaviour of our strategies, enabling us to identify the best risk/reward opportunities. This knowledge allows us to seek for consistent performance over time whatever the market environment.

Benefit from the potential offered by M&As and special situations :

Market events such as M&As and special situations (merger announcements, spin-offs, restructuring, management change…) tend to trigger asset price variations. We have designed a dynamic investment strategy that aims to take advantage of these fluctuations, at several levels: between markets, between sectors, currencies and/or instruments.


This approach aims to generate low or moderate volatility returns with little or no correlation to the equity market. It relies on both:

  • quantitative analysis and internally-developed tools: deals database, valuation models…
  • complementary qualitative analysis to fine-tune the assessment of potential opportunities and finalize the selection of transactions.


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A combination of complementary approaches for your all-weather long/short equity strategies 

Our equity market neutral strategies aim to offer steady performance by taking advantage of inefficiencies in the equity markets through the combination of complementary arbitrage strategies:  

  • Arbitrage of the main world indices (such as the S&P 500 or Euro Stoxx), which aims to take advantage of price movements surrounding periodic rebalancings,  
  • Relative value arbitrage, which seeks to exploit relative price differences between two similar instruments 




A wide range of opportunities for a diversified portfolio 

With our quantitative tools and our statistical analysis of each opportunity we seek to detect inefficiencies across a large universe of more than 5,000 European and American stocks. Our technical scrutiny is complemented by a discretionary analysis by the investment team before incorporating the transaction into the portfolio. The investment team implements a diversified portfolio in all market environments, in terms of geographical areas, investment sectors, and capitalization sizes, and weights transactions according to their risk level. 


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Main risks on Equity Long-Short strategies

  • Risk of loss of capital
  • Equity risk
  • Interest rate risk
  • Credit risk
  • Commodity risk
  • High Yield risk
  • Currency risk
  • Liquidity risk
  • Derivative risk
  • Counterparty Risk
  • Model risk
  • Arbitrage risk
  • Volatility risk
  • Emerging market risk
  • Leverage risk
  • Index provider risk
  • Sustainability risk

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