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MarkhamRae's CEO Jonathan Martin at the Paris HFI Summit, commenting on some of the challenges posed to investment managers as the business evolves.

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Key points

Discretionary Macro

Low correlation to equity and fixed income asset classes providing an uncorrelated return to traditional assets.
Focus on absolute return: capital preservation is at the heart of what we do.
Experienced team with long tenure.

Systematic Macro

Diversification – low correlation to traditional asset classes.
Innovative cross-fertilisation of techniques to profit both from trend and reversion factors.
Highly experienced team with a long history of collaboration.

Tactical Fixed-Income Relative Value

Low volatility and highly liquid.
No credit and duration neutral.
Low correlation to traditional fixed income.

Trade Finance

Short term, collaterised and self-liquidating.
Low correlation to other banking activities.
Proven team with sole focus on Trade Finance.