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ASQUARE’s First Anniversary Special - Part II

Thursday, January 24, 2008
I have chosen to elaborate on foreign exchange (FX - hedging vs. absolute return generation), volatility, hybrids and alternatives to plain.

A SQUARE :: 24Jan08 ASQUARE’s First Anniversary Special - Part II
Category Alternatives
Author Sona Blessing
“A common mistake is to confuse objectives- managing risk or volatility versus seeking absolute return. ...
Volatility offers true alpha if used correctly. ...
A blended alternative investment product features a combination of private equity, private debt and hedge funds investments...
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