Products & Services

ABS manages a family of equity long/short multi-manager funds as well as a variety of customized accounts designed to address the wide range of objectives and constraints of our institutional investors. From broadly diversified portfolios targeting global equity market returns to specialized niche mandates such as emerging markets, we partner with our clients to apply our knowledge, experience and comprehensive investment process in an effort to assist them in achieving their goals.

Our commingled products, which include vehicles for both ERISA and non-ERISA clients, include:

  • Global equity strategies with a moderate long-bias
  • Global equity strategies with a significant long-bias
  • Emerging market equity strategies with a significant long-bias

Our Customized Accounts include the following mandates:

  • Global equity strategies with low net market exposure
  • Global equity strategies with a moderate long-bias
  • Emerging market equity strategies with a moderate long-bias
  • Americas equity strategies with a moderate long-bias

Rationale for Equity Long/Short

ABS believes that equity long/short strategies compare favorably relative to both traditional ("long-only") equity strategies and other hedge fund strategies. Relative to traditional equity strategies, we believe equity long/short offers comparable long-term returns with lower volatility due to the ability to allocate risk capital in a more flexible format. Relative to other hedge fund strategies, we believe equity long/short offers greater transparency, independent pricing and limited leverage. Additionally, in our view the diversity within the universe of equity long/short strategies allows ABS to deliver a broad array of risk/return profiles in an effort to meet the varying needs of our clients.

The ABSolute

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Our proprietary system, the ABSolute, is an evolving reflection of our needs and the needs of our clients. While we design and manage the development process in-house, we have a dedicated external team of programmers who have invested nearly eighty thousand hours of development time to date.

As the nexus of all key firm activities, the ABSolute monitors current investments, tracks potential managers, quantifies and stores qualitative and quantitative research, and measures and maintains investment limitations, investment guidelines and investment allocations. Additionally, the ABSolute aggregates investment exposures by region, sector, and market cap at the underlying manager and portfolio level, and provides our clients with direct access to data through our secure website.