O'Connor is dedicated to absolute return investment management in non-traditional strategies through its Global Long/Short Equities, Credit Long/Short, Merger Arbitrage and Convertible Securities programs.
O’Connor’s trading and risk management experience dates back to 1977 when O’Connor was a private partnership specializing in derivatives and market-making. O’Connor established itself as a global leader in trading various markets and derivatives instruments as both a private partnership and then within Swiss Bank Corp’s and subsequently UBS AG’s investment bank proprietary trading divisions. Over this time O’Connor has maintained its focus on relative value investing and focused risk management capabilities.
As a result of its reputation with regards to its investment capabilities and risk management, O’Connor launched its first hedge fund vehicle for outside investors in June 2000. O'Connor has continuously evolved with the ever changing global investment markets providing attractive hedge fund investment products for clients.
O'Connor's capabilities comprise a wide range of investment programs with attractive risk-adjusted absolute returns, which generally have low correlation to most major asset classes and traditional investment benchmarks.