Absolute Return Strategies
We are a leading global provider of investment management and advisory services for absolute return programs.
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.
billion assets under management
first year of investing
hedge funds with whom we invest1
of capital invested through means of unique access2
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.
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Data as of March 31, 2021, unless otherwise indicated.
1 As of April 1, 2021; updated quarterly. Includes investments by longer-duration credit programs managed by the Absolute Return Strategies team.
2 Data as of April 1, 2021. Includes investments by longer-duration credit programs managed by the Absolute Return Strategies team. Some funds could be categorized within 1-3 of the unique means of access buckets which include closed/capacity constrained, fee savings, and separate accounts.
No assurance can be given that any investment will achieve its objectives or avoid losses.