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    After a decade-long bull market run, the sudden market uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, and its potential long-term effects on the market, understandably have caused many to be concerned about the market losses experienced by their portfolios.

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    The famous Springsteen song begins with “The Boss” bumping into a friend from high school and, of course, talking about the “Glory Days.” I don’t think it’s possible to listen to that song and not think about one’s own version of “Glory Days.”

  • Breaking Bad  

    The Downside of Beta

    March 12, 2020
    361 Team

    Nearly two years ago, we wrote about the increasing beta we saw in many Long/Short Equity funds and the potential downside it could cause if markets were to stop their upward trajectory. At the time of that writing, we were smack in the middle of a record bull market run and it likely wasn’t a concern to many readers. A few months later, in late 2018 we did see some volatility, but by the time anyone noticed, markets shot higher (in early 2019) and strategies with higher beta continued to outperform those that were less sensitive to overall market movements.

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    Choosing a Long/Short Equity Fund

    July 31, 2019
    Andrea Coleman, CAIA

    We’ve written extensively this year about building portfolios that can withstand multiple market conditions and how the next ten years may look very different than the last. While building the overall asset allocation is going to have the largest impact on your client’s ability to reach their investment goals over time, individual investment selection, particularly within alternatives, is a vital component of the overall success. The reason this is so critical in alternative categories is that dispersion is often much wider than in traditional asset classes.

  • 4 Blogs to Get You Up to Speed on Long/Short Equity Strategies  

    After three months into 2019, the extreme volatility that occurred in 2018 might be easy to forget. However, it shouldn’t be so easily forgotten. Rather, it should underscore the importance of incorporating risk-mitigating strategies into your portfolio. As such, we have compiled some of our top long/short equity blogs to revisit the benefits of the strategy, and its critical place in a portfolio.