ARR Investment Partners is a London based and FCA regulated assset manager for professional investors.
We manage a Global Long / Short Equity strategy that is designed to deliver positive returns in all market conditions. The ARR strategy aims to capitalize on rises in the global equity markets and have a low or negative correlation in market sell-offs.
The ARR strategy is a concentrated portfolio exploiting 10-15 investment themes per year, with a proven performance track record. The success of the strategy is based on a behavioural edge.
Until the end of 2014, the ARR Strategy was predominantly invested in Eastern European Equities. Since 2015 the mandate is global and unconstrained in order to have a balanced portfolio of high conviction long and short positions which meet the strict investment criteria.
The ARR investment strategy identifies and exploits uncorrelated investment patterns, both on the long and short side. The investment process is both top down and bottom up and we screen different markets, sectors and asset classes for specific patterns.
We have developed a unique investment process that allows us to identify these patterns and exploit them.
Each investment pattern has to fulfil a minimum set of eligibility criteria, and we stringently manage our exposure and risk within predefined limits. The flexibility of our mandate enables us to be patient and wait for only the most attractive investment opportunities.
The success of the strategy has been strict adherence to our investment philosophy and our trade implementation process. They allow ARR to preserve capital in market corrections while generating high returns during strong market trends. Positive returns in the market selloffs of 2015, January 2016 and March 2020 underline the reliability of those patterns and the overarching implementation process.
Highly experienced throughout economic cycles
Founder, CEO - Portfolio Manager
Christian founded ARR Investment Partners and has been managing the current global absolute return strategy since 2013. Before he managed the Eastern European L/S Equity Fund for the investment boutique Kazimir Partners in Moscow, where he moved in 2009. He started his institutional investment management career at MAN Group, an alternative investment firm with AUM >$100bln, in 2006. He worked across multiple asset classes including Credit, VC and FoHFs.
Christian has been an active investor since 1997, and has a Masters in Business Administration and a Masters in International Business Administration and Economics from the University of Innsbruck.
Quantitative Financial Analyst
Yuting conducts quantitative portfolio analysis and risk management. He also designs and implements systematic trading strategies. Yuting worked as a research assistant in Imperial College on reinforcement learning. He also worked as a research intern in JYAH Asset Management, a Shanghai based quantitative hedge fund. Yuting has proficient programming skills in C++, Python, R and SQL.
Yuting graduated with first class honours degree from Warwick Business School and a distinction degree from Imperial College London.
Elena Zhmurova oversees client and investor relations for ARR. Elena has worked in asset management since 2011. Her roles at companies such as Pimco, Janus and Invesco involved managing client relationships, developing and implementing distribution strategy, and managing investment consultant relations. Previously, she worked at McKinsey as a management consultant advising senior executives on growth and profitability challenges.
Elena holds a Master in Business Administration from Columbia Business School and is a CFA charter holder.
Theron De Ris
Regulation and Compliance
Theron De Ris is CEO of Eschler Asset Management, he provides regulatory and compliance advisory to ARR. Theron was formerly a senior research analyst at Indus Capital Partners where he also held consultant and client service roles. Prior to this, he worked at Morgan Stanley in Milan and London where he ran the global equity institutional desk. Theron began his career at Goldman Sachs in Frankfurt in 1995, later moving to London.
A Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA), he graduated magna cum laude from Middlebury College in 1995 with a degree in International Politics & Economics, and German.
Simon Hampshire advises on client and investor relations for ARR, maintaining engagement with institutional and professional investors as well as various investment databases and hedge fund analytics. Simon has over 30 years of experience in the finance sector, having worked for HSBC, Morgan Stanley, UBS, Merrill Lynch and Barclays.
He holds a BSc degree in Economics and Social History from Bristol University.
Martin Huber advises on the implementation of quantitative analytics at ARR. Martin has been a Professor of Applied Econometrics at the University of Fribourg since 2014. His research comprises both methodological and applied contributions in the fields of statistics, econometrics, empirical economics, and machine learning.
He received his Ph.D. in Economics and Finance (specialization: econometrics) from the University of St. Gallen in 2010, where he was subsequently appointed as Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods in Economics. He was a visiting researcher at Harvard University in 2011–2012.