Sam Liddle: Don't throw the baby out with the AR bathwater

Sam Liddle: "Investors must look beyond the headlines and pick with discernment."

Sam Liddle: "Investors must look beyond the headlines and pick with discernment."

The absolute return sector has taken a beating recently but it is important not to tar the very diverse sector with the same brush, writes Sam Liddle, and clear distinctions must be made

The absolute return sector has attracted some criticism in recent weeks. Much of this has been focused on performance during Covid-related sell-offs in markets. This poor performance has seemingly ...

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