Absolute Return Strategies

Absolute Return Strategies

We are a leading global provider of investment management and advisory services for absolute return programs. 

Overview

Our scale and breadth of activity affords us a comprehensive lens on the market and a discerning view of investment opportunities. Our dedicated investment professionals actively cover the full hedge fund universe, and we are invested in funds pursuing strategies including credit, equities, relative value, macro, commodities, and multi-strategy. We partner with clients to develop customized portfolios seeking to meet specific client investment objectives, construct innovative multi-client portfolios for those who desire turn-key solutions, and provide advisory services that include full investment, operational, and infrastructure support.

$23.2

billion assets under management

1971

first year of investing

170+

hedge funds with whom we invest1

~50%

AUM in underlying custom funds2

Experienced investors with a strong industry presence

We have been investing in hedge funds for over 45 years and have developed meaningful industry relationships.

Global coverage team with a specialist approach

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

Experience across strategies

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

Structuring expertise

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

Registered Fund – Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund Portfolio

Hedge Fund Guided Portfolio Solution

Hedge Fund Guided Portfolio Solution (“Hedge Fund GPS”) is a single ticket allocation to an actively managed, multi-strategy hedge fund portfolio created by GCM Grosvenor. The Fund’s investment objective is to seek absolute returns with low to moderate volatility and with minimal correlation to the global equity and fixed income markets while preserving capital.

Related news and insights

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Absolute Return Strategies Market Commentary and Outlook

We believe the current market environment supports the case for active management generally and prudent, less market-sensitive investment strategies implemented by hedged strategies. Here, we provide a brief overview of the year so far and explore where potential opportunities exist.

Effective Due Diligence in a Virtual World

We explore some challenges and unforeseen benefits of performing remote due diligence, and discuss what we believe makes a well-resourced, sophisticated investor properly positioned to conduct due diligence in this environment.

Operational Due Diligence In Brief

Mitigating “Risk without Reward”: The Role of Operational Due Diligence

Two GCM Grosvenor professionals discuss the importance of performing operational due diligence (“ODD”) in seeking to mitigate uncompensated risks, highlighting key elements of an effective ODD program.

Data as of June 30, 2020, unless otherwise indicated.

1 As of April 1, 2020; updated quarterly. Includes investments by longer-duration credit programs managed by the Absolute Return Strategies team.

2 As of January 1, 2020; updated semi-annually. Includes funds with custom mandates and/or preferential fees/liquidity. Additional information available upon request.

No assurance can be given that any investment will achieve its objectives or avoid losses.