Event-driven strategies can profit in slow times

Historically, difficult market conditions have not been favourable to event-driven hedge fund strategies, which tend to perform better in strong markets, but there are opportunities, according to fund managers.

Managers investing with event-driven strategies, such as distressed debt, merger arbitrage and restructuring plays, can profit in difficult or unpredictable market conditions as long as they maintain strategy discipline. This involves carefully assessing the timing and likelihood of the