Information exploitation

The stock universe of the Griffin Capital Management's Eastern European Value fund may be limited by liquidity, but the portfolio has still returned its investors 140% between its November 1997 launch and the end of June 2003.

The returns, achieved on annualised volatility of 30.7% and 140.08% alpha since launch, can be attributed largely to how the fund's managers, Yuli Stein and Jurgen Kirsch, exploit information from the firm's research database, on which they spent between three and four

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