Absolute Return Capital, LLC Profile
Absolute Return Capital, LLC is a hedge fund sponsor based out of Boston, Massachusetts. The company was established in 2004 and acts as the absolute return affiliate of Bain Capital. Absolute Return Capital is headed by managing directors Jonathan Goodman and Jeff Woolbert and has grown from its inception to now have 24 employees of which 10 are investment professionals. The company focuses on “managing assets in fixed income, equity, commodity, and currency markets to produce attractive risk-adjusted returns while maintaining low correlation to traditional and other alternative investments.” Absolute Return Capital invests in the public equity, and fixed income markets within the U.S. The company invests most heavily in the consumer discretionary and health care sectors, which each make up approximately a sixth of its total asset allocations, and also invests in the industrials, consumer staples, energy, information technology, and finance sectors, among others to a lesser degree, in order of decreasing allocation. Absolute Return Capital’s holdings are highly diversified with none of its holdings making up over 2% of its total asset allocations. The company’s top 10 holdings together make up less than 12% of its total holdings and the company has a relatively high turnover rate of 30.8%. Absolute Return Capital holds over $12.2 billion in total assets under management spread across 2 accounts, both of which are discretionary. Although its total number of accounts has not made any dramatic changes in recent years, its total assets under management has mostly been on a upwards trend, increasing from under $600 million back in 2010 to well over 20 times that amount today, although that amount has been as high as over $18.8 billion. Absolute Return Capital currently caters exclusively to pooled investment vehicles and takes advisory fees in the form of a percentage of held assets and various other fees.