Absolute Return Strategies

OVER 50 YEARS INVESTING IN ABSOLUTE RETURN STRATEGIES

OVER

50 YEARS

INVESTING IN ABSOLUTE RETURN STRATEGIES

$22B

AUM

We offer clients a broad range of tailored solutions across strategies, including multi-strategy, long/short equity, opportunistic credit, relative value, macro, and quantitative strategies.

Why GCM Grosvenor for Absolute Return Strategies?

68%

CAPITAL IN CUSTOMIZED
SEPARATE ACCOUNTS*

180

HEDGE FUNDS WITH
WHOM WE INVEST

90%

OF CAPITAL INVESTED THROUGH MEANS OF UNIQUE ACCESS**

Strength of experience and
industry presence

We have been investing in hedge funds for 50 years and have developed meaningful relationships.

Global coverage team with a specialist approach

Our research team includes specialists focused by strategy and region, covering managers across the hedge fund universe. 

Comprehensive coverage
across strategies

We offer a broad range of tailored solutions across strategies including multi-strategy, long/short equity, opportunistic credit, relative value, macro, and quantitative strategies.

Structuring expertise

We can provide efficient access to underlying managers through fee-improved structures, negotiated favorable terms, and targeted exposures. 

How We Invest

Fund Investments

Investments in managers’ multi-client funds; such investments are also known as primary investments. 

Secondary Transactions

Acquired interests in a primary fund after the fund has been at least partially deployed in underlying investments. 

Co-Investments

Investments made directly into businesses or securities in partnership with a sponsor.

Direct Investments

Investments made directly into businesses or securities.

 

Seed | Joint Venture Acceleration Investments

Investments in early stage managers or first funds in return for preferential terms and a share of manager economics. 

Belmont Harbor Strategy

Belmont Harbor is our multi-portfolio manager (PM) strategy that utilizes a low-net, long/short approach.

Strategic Investments​

Opportunistic investments sourced from our global, open-architecture platform and executed via direct investments and co-investments. 

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Data as of December 31, 2023, unless otherwise noted.
* Data as of September 30, 2023.

** Data as of January 1, 2023; updated annually. Includes investments by longer-duration credit programs managed by the Absolute Return Strategies team.


No assurance can be given that any investment will achieve its objectives or avoid losses. 
Unless apparent from context, all statements herein represent GCM Grosvenor’s opinion.

Absolute Return Strategies

We offer clients a broad range of tailored solutions across strategies, including multi-strategy, macro, relative value, long/short equity, quantitative strategies, and opportunistic credit. Levaraging our large scale and presence in the industry, we are able to offer clients preferntial exposure to hard-to-access managers and seek to obtain terms that can drive economic and structural advantages.