Long-Short Equity Funds: Heroes or Hype?

Posted by Andrew Borowiec on Oct 21, 2015 1:50:34 PM

By Cliff Stanton

Advisors have expressed frustration with funds in this category. Is that warranted?

In recent years, mainstream investors have increasingly embraced long-short equity mutual funds. Fund launches only began to accelerate in the aftermath of the financial crisis, so investors’ collective experience with these funds has been largely acquired during an equities bull market.

Because investors tend to think in relative terms during bull markets and absolute...

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