Fri, Aug 26, 2016
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Ineichen Research launches weekly momentum monitor

Monday, May 13, 2013
Opalesque Industry Update - Ineichen Research & Management AG (“IR&M”) has announced the launch of a new service, the IR&M momentum monitor, a weekly momentum screening as part of its risk management research effort.

The momentum monitor was designed to help investors with risk management, asset allocation, and position sizing. Alexander Ineichen, founder of IR&M said: “Tail events do not always happen out of the blue. Gold collapsed a couple of weeks ago. However, momentum has been very decisively negative many weeks prior to the 8 standard deviation event. Negative momentum makes hedging more important and suggests position sizing should be more conservative.”

Equity markets are currently in a liquidity induced and driven bull market. Risk is on and the sovereign debt crisis seems “like being taken care of” with the authorities doing the hedging. At the moment, “Don’t fight the Fed” is clearly the piece of wisdom most applicable. However, Herbert Stein’s Law might apply too: “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.” The IR&M momentum monitor will indicate early, as it did with gold, when the tide has changed and a more conservative position sizing and/or hedging is in order. Ineichen: “The screening takes both politics as well as emotions out of the investment decision making and risk taking; which at the moment is probably a good thing.”

The momentum monitor also allows assessing correlation. Ineichen: “QE infinity and the current monetary race to the bottom are lifting all boats. The momentum and tenure of the current trend in for example equities, corporate high yield and hedge funds are nearly identical on the way up. It seems as highly likely that correlation will remain high on the way down too.”

Alexander Ineichen was recently interviewed on Opalesque Radio. You can read about the interview here and listen to it here. Press release

bc

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Opalesque Exclusive: Algorithms platform aims to target typical challenges found in quantitative hedge funds[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Last month, Quantopian received investments from Point72 Ventures, the new venture capital arm of Steven Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management.

  2. LatAm hedge funds surge in 1H to +24.4%, emerging markets assets rise[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds investing in Latin America posted strong gains through mid-2016, reversing declines in four of the past five years, including the last three years, to lead all areas of hedge fund performance through the first half of 2016, according to the latest HFR Em

  3. Asia - LGT Capital Partners: Alternatives set for continued rise in Asia[more]

    From Asianinvestor.net: More flows are likely into insurance-linked strategies, private equity and trend-following strategies/CTAs, given the benefits of such investments, argues LGT Capital Partners. Despite the numerous quantitative easing programs and bailouts of recent years, the quest for

  4. Opalesque Roundtable: Low and high fee investments often better than mid fee hedge funds[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Hedge funds that charge the low and high fees stuff often provide better returns than "those sort of mid-fee investments", said Keith Haydon, chief investment officer of Man FRM. (Alternative) investment managers who charge high fees would often provide the most int

  5. Hedge fund investors pull $5.7 billion in July[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Hedge funds suffered a third consecutive month of outflows in July as investors withdrew $5.7 billion, according to industry tracker Eurekahedge. Redemptions totaled $20.7 billion in the three months through July, with money managers betting on equities suffering $18.4 bill