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Long-only alternative investment funds beat Nifty in 2021, shows data

It was a different story for long-short funds with only two out of the 11 strategies outperforming the benchmark

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Ashley Coutinho
Thirty out of the 31 long-only Category-III alternative investment funds (AIFs) beat the Nifty50 index in 2021. These funds gave average returns of 46.3 per cent against the 24.1 per cent clocked by the Nifty.
 
It was a different story for long-short funds with only two out of the 11 strategies outperforming the benchmark with average returns of 16.9 per cent. Such funds employ a dual strategy to make returns — buy stocks that are expected to appreciate and short or sell stocks that are expected to fall.
 
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First Published: Jan 30 2022 | 11:28 PM IST

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