AguasClaras Investimentos | Notes
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One rookie Latin American hedge fund shop is hitting rougth seas. AguasClaras Investimentos launched its maiden hedge fund, AC Equity Hedge Latin America (Brazil), a long/short offering, in June.
The fund, which was seeded by Protégé Partners and debuted with US$42 million, has dropped 11.37% through October. While investors may be disappointed about the negative returns, the fund actually compares relatively well to its benchmarks, the MSCI Latam and MSCI Brazil Indices, which dropped 55.3% and 58.1%, respectively, during the same period. It currently manages about US$56.7 million.
AC Equity Hedge Latin America employs a research-intensive and value-oriented approach to investing and its strategy is based on fundamental research. According to the firm’s September investor letter, it began building its portfolio in June with a view that there was some fundamental value being created with the correction of nearly 20% from the highs in the Brazilian markets. Source
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