Former equity strategist reverses role for global fund and finds alpha

Framlington is what could be described as a giant boutique alternative investment manager within the AXA Group, the insurance and pension fund provider. Mark Tinker is the manager for one of AXA Framlington's absolute return funds, a global long/short hedge fund called Gemini that in April 2008 celebrated its first birthday.

He believes the fund has the best of both worlds. It has the backing and infrastructure of the AXA Group for back and middle office functions as well as low counterparty risk