Every market movement represents an opportunity.

Gathering our alternative strategies into a common platform is a testimony of Candriam’s commitment to the asset class and a recognition of its potential benefits. We do believe liquid alternative segments have a key role to play in investors’ portfolios, in combination with more traditional assets, to provide robustness and risk mitigation.

We combine the rigor of a quantitative vision with the thoroughness of a conviction-based approach. This dual approach allows us to understand that an opportunity in a given context can be perceived very differently when circumstances change.

Our know-how is the result of our experience and track record. Knowing perfectly how our strategies behave, we are well placed to identify the best opportunities at all times. We have a long-term view and aim for consistent performance over time, within a framework of robust risk management.

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Steeve Brument
Global Head of Alternative Investments
We are both quantitative and fundamental, looking at each position in detail to detect opportunity and reduce risk.

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Seeking to take advantage of market inefficiencies  

Our approaches mainly involve building long and short positions on markets where we detect inefficiencies. We consider that all market phases – even the most difficult – present opportunities that can generate value.

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Aiming to multiply sources of performance 

Our strategies seek to exploit various performance drivers to obtain optimal portfolio stability: index, stock or credit arbitrage, trend following, counter-trend management, pattern recognition… We favor portfolio diversification at asset class, geographical, sector, issuer, stock level, also combining long-term positions with tactical moves.

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Deploying a universe of possibilities 

We have been managing absolute return strategies for more than 20 years. We are continuously fine-tuning our approaches and developing our risk monitoring tools, with the aim to propose innovative solutions that add value to our clients’ allocations and are adapted to their risk appetite and investment constraints.

Figures are worth a thousand words. 

€17.4bn

AuM

+20

year track record

16

Complementary strategies

5

performance engines: equities, bonds, currencies, multi-asset, hedge funds

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Main risks on Alternative Investments

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

Latest analyses

  • Fabrice Sauzeau, Absolute Return, Fixed Income, Private Debt, Research Paper, Real Estate

    Real Estate Private Debt: Time to Act?

    Has commercial real estate reached its inflection point? With little transaction activity, price and index data are generated with a lag. Market prices can change much more rapidly than they can be aggregated and reported. Investors must rely on fundamental analysis and experience more than data to time the recovery.
  • Absolute Return, Monthly Coffee Break

    All the yield in the world

    Although the Federal Reserve slightly opened the door to rate cuts during the last quarter of 2023, the latest economic data points were solid, leading the Fed to indicate that rate cuts may come later rather than sooner.
  • Absolute Return

    “Start me up!”

    Like the Rolling Stones during a concert, the dovish stance from the Fed had the effect to “spread out the oil, the gasoline” on a market that was already anticipating a brighter future.

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