BlackRock Offers Pan-Euro Long/Short Fund

Apr 3 2009 | 9:34am ET

BlackRock has launched its European Absolute Alpha Fund, a pan-European long/short Ucits III equities offering. Vincent Devlin serves as portfolio manager.

The fund will hold between 50 and 100 names and will employ four investment strategies: long investing, synthetic short investing, pair trades and cash, where the portfolio also has the flexibility to move entirely into cash if the market environment dictates.

“Investors should look on the fund as one that aims to give returns above cash using European equities to drive these returns—but without the downside risk normally associated with being in the market,” said Devlin. “It's a stepping stone for cautious investors who want more than cash can offer, but with contained risk.”


In Depth

Exotic Assets: Investing In Rare Violins

Jan 17 2017 | 4:43pm ET

By definition, alternative investments include exotic assets far beyond your typical...

Lifestyle

'Tis the Season: Wall Street Holiday Parties Back In Fashion

Dec 22 2016 | 9:23pm ET

Spending on Wall Street holiday parties has largely returned to pre-2008 levels...

Guest Contributor

The Trump Administration: What It Could Mean for Carried Interest

Jan 19 2017 | 5:25pm ET

The arrival of the Trump administration brings the potential for a repeal of the...

 

From the current issue of

Often seen as a passion project, or part of a philanthropic venture, rare and fine stringed instruments offer an exciting option to diversify one’s investment portfolio while providing an opportunity for an exceptional long-term investment.