Three Managers. Three Styles. Part I

What makes a successful hedge fund manager? We believe that studying performance alone does not adequately answer the question. By looking at thousands of active manager portfolios, we peek under the hood of managers’ investment process and recognize patterns that lead managers to consistent outperformance. These patterns can be viewed as investment skill, or managers’ ability to generate alpha through certain repeatable methods.

In this article we use public ownership data and the Novus Alpha platform to evaluate three very distinct money managers. The three case studies aim to identify the driver of these managers’ success: investment skill.

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What's in the report?

  • Analysis of a Top Long-Short Equity Fund
  • Analysis of a Top Sector Specialist
  • Analysis of a Top Long-Only Manager