Absolute Return Strategies

Absolute Return Strategies

We are one of the world’s largest investors in 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. Leveraging our large scale and presence in the industry, we are able to offer clients preferential exposure to hard-to-access managers and seek to obtain terms that can drive economic and structural advantages.  


years investing in absolute return strategies


billion assets under management


of capital in customized separate accounts


hedge funds with whom we invest1


of capital invested through means of unique access2

Strategic Investments

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

How We Invest

Fund Investments​

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

Secondary Transactions​

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

Why GCM Grosvenor?

Experienced investors with a strong industry presence

We have been investing in hedge funds for approximately 50 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 can 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

AUM data as of March 31, 2022. 

Other data as of March 31, 2022. 

1 As of April 1, 2022; updated quarterly. Includes investments by longer-duration credit programs managed by the Absolute Return Strategies team.

2 Data as of January 1, 2022. 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. Unless apparent from context, all statements herein represent GCM Grosvenor’s opinion.