From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:
Complex and dynamic hedge fund applications are capable of bridging the gap between algorithmic techniques and traditional long term investments, said Maxime Dupont, Founder and CEO of Luxembourg-based Quantam Group of Companies, at the latest Opalesque Florida Roundtable sponsored by Wells Fargo and Eurex.
The Roundtable took place on December 2012 at Wells Fargoís Miami office.
"Today, investors tend to be rather risk averse, so they are interested in say emerging markets or in bonds but with a long term approach," Dupont said. He added, "They do not want to see a -40%, -50% or -60% drawdown anymore, because it is just too harmful. They have been hit in 2008 and in the last 15 or 20 years they have been hit three or four more times like this, and therefore they shy away from suffering such a kind of drawdown again."
He explained that it is an interesting approach within modern asset management trying to cross the skills of long term investors and efficient stock pickers with the more algorithmic techn......................
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