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Absolute return funds: useful in a sell-off?

Absolute return funds: useful in a sell-off?

Recent market trauma makes the notion of an ‘absolute return’ fund an attractive prospect. They often promise you lower risk than equity funds with better returns than the likes of cash and a low correlation to broader markets – especially when they fall. Global equity markets have been gripped by volatility so far this year, making the search for effective diversifiers more urgent.

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