Executives for alternative investments manager 6800 Capital Group foresee a tough year ahead for certain types of alternative strategies.
``The darlings of the past four years . . . may turn out to be the dogs of 1999,'' said Robert Keck, president and chief executive for 6800 Capital, speaking today via telephone to the press, investors and brokers.
Styles that he said could have problems: market neutral; long-short; distressed; event driven; and merger arbitrage.
Macro-style hedge fund managers, market timers, short sellers and commodity trading advisers should be able to do better, he said.