DUNCAN HALL | FINNCAP
RAB’s assets under management are much reduced, and it’s a challenge to attract funds in the sub-£5m band. The strong hedge funds seem to be getting stronger right now, and the weaker ones are getting weaker. Smaller hedge funds might struggle to attract capital.
JUSTIN URQUHART-STEWART | SEVEN
Hedge funds go in and out of fashion, and since RAB is seen as high risk then it has suffered net outflows. In general there are a number of good hedge fund managers around, with a good track record, and the sector is by no means finished.
GREG SMITH | FAT PROPHETS
The test of any fund is performance, and RAB hasn’t been up to scratch. Turning things around won’t be easy. While cost cutting has been beneficial, the bottom line is that if performance continues to be below par, the RAB will continue to suffer. But we’ve seen firms in similar situations come back.