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The BlueBay Global Credit Alpha Long Short Strategy aims to generate positive risk-adjusted returns by seeking to exploit dispersion, asymmetry and volatility in the market.

Strategy overview

  • The investment universe includes cash and derivative instruments, corporate, sovereign and rate markets primarily in the investment grade space.
  • Our rigorous, proprietary research of issuers and individual securities seeks inefficiencies in the market to identify where we believe the market has mispriced risk/return, indicating potential for asymmetric return profiles. By accessing our full toolkit of instruments, we have the ability to implement a range of long and short positions.
  • The strategy offers diversified and uncorrelated exposure in an environment of divergence in global rates and growth.

Our approach

Investment strategy

  • A long-short discretionary credit strategy investing in BlueBay’s best ideas in liquid corporate and sovereign credit across global markets.
  • The strategy seeks to perform in all market conditions and adopts a beta-neutral long/short investment strategy. It uses a combination of bottom up investment ideas, macro thematic investments and relative value trades.
  • Targets a low correlation to credit, equity, emerging and developed markets
  • Strategy permitted to take short positions in order to capitalize on negative market views or exercise relative value pairs trades
  • Invests in smaller deal size opportunities
  • Concentrated portfolio, average position size varies between 5-15% of portfolio and held for 1-3 months
  • Very active and agile portfolio, with strong risk control framework
  • There is no natural bias to being long credit. Individual risk exposures are based on well-researched, medium-term structural investment decisions.
  • The team believes that taking into account environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors is an important aspect of the investment process. As such, ESG integration – the systematic review of material ESG investment risks – is applied across all our strategies. BlueBay has been a UN-PRI signatory since 2013

Global investment grade expertise

  • Benchmark aware but benchmark agnostic – alpha focus
  • Very experienced team/analysts with a long/short investment mindset
  • Strong focus on capital preservation
  • Tends to perform best in negative risk markets, when issuer performance dispersion is high
  • Extensive users of credit default swaps - both index and single name - to most efficiently implement investment ideas
  • Hedge fund skills and tools within a disciplined investment process

Additional information

Inception
November 2011
Primary benchmark
No benchmark
Vehicle
Separate Account, Cayman

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BlueBay Fixed Income team

Fixed income specialist providing progressive investment solutions

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