Performance pick-up for equity long/short

Equity long/short regains its glamour

Commodity and emerging markets struggle for performance

Equity long/short regains its glamour
Long/short equity strategies have returned an average of nearly 6% in the first four months of 2013. Performance has been best from funds targeting the healthcare sector and those with regional exposure to Asia, specifically long/short strategies investing in Japan’s equity markets.

Despite reasonable recent performance, investors have shown a lack of enthusiasm for directional equity exposure over the last two years, dating back specifically to losses stemmin