Opportunity ahead

An environment primed for merger arbitrage success

11 jul 2017

The current landscape of heightened merger activity combined with limited trading demand has created a target-rich environment for merger arbitrage strategies. This approach typically exhibits low correlation to broad capital markets and other hedge fund strategies, potential loss limitation in times of markets stress, and tends to benefit from rising interest rates.

In this whitepaper, we discuss how the economic and political backdrops are combining to create a sweet spot for merger arbitrage strategies, and identify some of the factors which investors should be mindful of when considering an allocation to merger arbitrage strategies.

UBS Asset Management Nederland

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