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 of the M&A market:

Investing in publicly-announced M&A transactions only can offer moderate correlation and volatility and a regular performance objective in comparison with the equity markets thanks to a double examination of each announced operation:

  • A quantitative analysis performed using our unique proprietary database of over 5,000 announced deals in the US and Europe since 1998;
  • A qualitative analysis performed to identify the risk factors associated with each deal. From this selection, the investment team builds a diversified and conservative portfolio.

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levels of risk for each strategy


A complementary combination of approach 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


Een breed scala aan mogelijkheden voor een gediversifieerde portefeuille

Met onze kwantitatieve instrumenten en onze statistische analyse van elke opportuniteit kunnen wij inefficiënties opsporen in een groot universum van meer dan 5.000 Europese en Amerikaanse aandelen. Ons technisch onderzoek wordt aangevuld met een discretionaire analyse door het beleggingsteam voordat de transactie in de portefeuille wordt opgenomen. Het beleggingsteam implementeert een gediversifieerde portefeuille in alle marktomgevingen, in termen van geografische regio's, beleggingssectoren en kapitalisaties, en weegt transacties naargelang hun risiconiveau.


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Main risks on Absolute Return Equity Management

  • 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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