Asset-backed securities are making a come back and attracting investor attention

Return of ABS

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Hedge funds investing in asset-backed securities (ABS) are making a strong case for investor allocations. Returns early this year continued a strong trend set in 2010, as pricing dislocations that still have not healed from the financial crisis offer opportunities to managers.

A review of ratings within the asset class by Standard & Poor’s this year was not as bad as originally expected, according to some managers. The strategy’s returns almost topped charts in 2010. Potential yields available sa

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