Dodging volatility by investing in gold, avoiding real estate

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Financial Post, February 2013

Keeping volatility low is a key focus for James Hodgins, chief investment officer at Toronto-based CHS Asset Management.

In managing the Curvature Market Neutral Fund, which is distributed through Arrow Capital Management, Hodgins uses three distinct sub-strategies: quantitative, fundamental and event-driven.

All three are run market neutral, meaning they are equally weighted in terms of long and short positions. He also uses a risk overlay to reweight the positions to ensure the portfolio is market neutral in terms of sector and liquidity.

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