Rory Campbell-Lamerton: Capital preservation is key to absolute return

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Rory Campbell-Lamerton: "Quantitative easing has, until recently, allowed investors to hide in higher-risk strategies, reaping the rewards while not having to take the pain."
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Rory Campbell-Lamerton: "Quantitative easing has, until recently, allowed investors to hide in higher-risk strategies, reaping the rewards while not having to take the pain."

Absolute return funds have been cast into the spotlight again with recent news that sentiment for the asset class has taken a turn and some funds have experienced a surge in outflows, writes Rory Campbell-Lamerton.

There are two points to make here - first, that this so-called ‘surge' appears to be limited to a few larger funds and, second, any asset class that has enjoyed a good run of popularity - topping net inflow...

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