While past performance is not indicative of future results, it is immensely satisfying to own managers amongst the best performing managers for the year or month. Likewise, it is excruciating to have exposure to the worst ones. NilssonHedge tracks the best and worst managers within the Long/Short Equity Group. These reports are updated throughout the month, as more data arrives. This page shows the managers that we have classified as Long/Short Equity Managers.
Long Short Equity strategies typically have net long equity market bias. Sometimes this is variable, sometimes it is more static. This differentiates them from their market-neutral peers, also trading equities, but without the goal of removing market risk. Moreover, the performance differences can be dependent on sector strategies where Health Care managers could have a vastly different performance than a Long/Short Technology strategy, simply due to a different beta benchmark.
The Top 10 Long-Short Equity and Worst 10 Equity Long-Short strategies for the reporting month are shown below. This is based on our proprietary composite data streams, but may contain errors. These are not filtered for Asset Under Management and are ranked on a simple return metric without adjusting for volatility.
These reports may not always display the correct results, so please verify the returns before taking a victory lap through the office. NilssonHedge does not endorse any managers on the list and ending up at the top or bottom probably tells you more about the risk of a particular than anything else.
The scatter plots above show the relationship between AUM and Returns (MTD/YTD). Large managers have progressively larger markers, showing that they have earned or lost more money. In some cases, we do not have reliable AUM numbers.
There may be additional funds that are better or worse, that we have not captured in our database. Please do tell us if we are missing your fund and we are happy to capture the data.