Absolute Return Funds

A pioneer in the development of absolute return funds, our expertise means we design strategies that aim to deliver an absolute return regardless of market conditions.

The search for absolute return

Absolute return funds aim to deliver a positive return in all market conditions rather than outperform a benchmark.

A complete range of solutions

We offer a complete range of absolute return strategies and associated investment solutions in the form of open-ended funds, mandates and fund of funds.

This diversity allows us to choose dynamic and innovative positions but manage volatility. Our objective is to deliver a positive return, even in a market downturn. 

Amundi has pioneered volatility arbitrage and today is one of the main providers in this sector.

Key points about the Amundi absolute return funds

An alternative to traditional investment strategies

We aim to provide a positive return whatever the market conditions

Risk-rated strategies: credit, interest rates, foreign exchange1

Our expertise in figures


billion euros in absolute return assets under management 2

22 years

of performance history2


dedicated specialists2

1. To understand more about the risks, please refer to the prospectus of the relevant funds and sub-funds.

2. Source: Amundi, as at 31 December 2015.

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